Caregiving

4
Oct

Think FAST – The Warning Signs of an Oncoming Stroke

Sometimes when we feel like something is wrong we end up hiding symptoms and pain in order not to burden others. While this is very common, there are some symptoms that should never be ignored, such as the warning signs of a stroke. A stroke can happen to anyone at any age, and if the onset of a stroke goes

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28
Aug

5 Ways to Adapt After Hospitalization

  After you return home from hospitalization, there will be a period of time where you need to adjust and heal. In many cases, in order to avoid risk of endangering your health it might be necessary to make alterations and changes to your living environment and overall lifestyle as you recuperate. Here we look at five ways to adapt

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24
Jul

Combatting Senior Malnutrition

  Malnutrition and inadequate nutritional care is sadly common for Canadian seniors, affecting more than 33% of the senior population. Since proper nutrition is the basis to overall health, many seniors are experiencing health risks such as infection, muscle tears, and poor wound healing, among other serious conditions. Caused by a combination of social, physical, and psychological issues, addressing senior

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10
Jul

5 Warning Signs of Caregiver Stress

  Caregiving for a loved one who needs assistance throughout their everyday activities can be a rewarding experience. But it can quickly become stressful and difficult and eventually lead to caregiver burn out. Feelings of guilt, exhaustion, anger, and even rage are all signs that alerts you it’s time to ask for help. Thankfully with excellent caregiving services that are

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19
Jun

The Challenges of Long-Distance Caregiving

More than 400,000 Canadians act as long-distance caregivers to a parent suffering from a chronic health problem or physical limitation. Long-distance caregivers, defined as those living at least one hour away by car, report having higher care-related expenses and levels of emotional distress than caregivers who live with or within a short drive of the care recipient. North American caregivers

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27
Apr

Caring for a Loved One with Arthritis

Arthritis has become a common condition that affects one in six Canadians from the age of 15 and older, according to the Arthritis Society. In fact, arthritis is the leading cause of disability in Canada. Arthritis is a disease that causes joint inflammation and symptoms include pain, swelling, stiffness, and fatigue. This chronic pain affects daily life in so many

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18
Apr

5 Tips for Easier Mealtimes for Dementia Patients

A seemingly simple task such as eating can eventually turn into a challenging one for those who have dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Eating healthy, fuelling meals is a challenge on its own for most seniors, but it becomes especially difficult when your loved one forgets to eat or a decline in motor skills makes it hard to use utensils. Patients

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27
Feb

Why In-Home Care is Important

Whether recovering from surgery or a hospital stay or dealing with the symptoms of a chronic condition such as dementia or MS, a top priority of great in-home care is to provide personalized and compassionate care. What are the advantages of in-home care? Personalized Care in the Comfort of Home The environment where one recovers has a large influence on

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13
Feb

5 Medication Reminders That Work

As many as 50% of medications prescribed are not taken as directed. Many people simply forget to take their medications. Remembering what medication, you took and when you took it can be a challenge, especially if you have several prescriptions that must be taken on different schedules. This situation is exacerbated by conditions which cause cognitive decline, such as Alzheimer’s

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6
Feb

What to Expect When Caring for Someone with Middle-Stage Alzheimer’s

As with every disease, the effects Alzheimer’s disease has on a patient will differ from person to person, particularly in the early to middle stages. From forgetfulness and a decline in cognitive skills to out-of-character displays of emotions and behaviour, these are all common symptoms of dementia. The timetable for these symptoms can vary from person to person. One stage

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