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25
Jan

Healthy Aging: How to Get More Restful Sleep

If you feel exhausted when you wake up in the morning, odds are that you’re not getting the good night’s sleep you need. As you get older, sleep can become more challenging, especially if you have a condition such as sleep apnea or Alzheimer’s disease. Restless sleep can also be a side effect of some common medications. Regardless of the

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13
Dec

7 Medication Reminders That Work

Recent studies in North America estimate that as many as 50% of medications prescribed to seniors are not taken as directed. The fact remains that many people simply forget to take them. It can be a challenge to remember what you took, when you took it, and what time you need to take it next, especially if you have several

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3
Dec

7 Benefits of Social Activities As We Age

Think of the importance of social activities for children. They learn to interact with others, build friendships, and keep their brains and bodies healthy as they grow. For adults, social activities help to counterbalance the stress of work and lead to happy, fulfilling lives. The same principle applies to remaining socially active as a senior, and it is beneficial in

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4
Oct

9 Signs of Early Alzheimer’s Disease

As of today, Alzheimer’s is still an incurable disease affecting over 500,000 Canadians. As baby boomers transition into old age, those numbers are expected to nearly double over the next 15 years. As more and more people are being diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s, it is becoming increasingly important for people to know how to recognize the symptoms. Catching the disease

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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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5
Jun

Help Your Parents’ Move Be as Smooth as Possible

We all understand that the moving process can demand a lot of our time and energy. When it’s time for your aging parents to downsize from their current home, they need all the help and support they can get in dealing with the transition. The emotional toll is particularly heavy if your parents are moving from the family home they

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15
May

7 Ways to Connect With Your Loved One

When a loved one has dementia, a simple interaction can be troublesome and difficult. Since connecting with others is at the core of human nature, it can be devastating when we feel as though we can no longer share or maintain that bond with a loved one.  Even though circumstances are changing, there will always be ways that you can

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28
Mar

Giving Back to Mom and Dad

Your parents have cared for you when you were little: singing a lullaby to help you sleep, protecting you from danger, cooking and feeding, helping you get over sicknesses, and countless other ways. As your parents age, a time may come when it’s necessary to return their kindness and reverse those roles. When everyday tasks become a challenge for your

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14
Mar

4 Helpful Tools to Deal with Dementia-Related Forgetfulness

An estimated 564,000 people in Canada live with dementia. Seniors are the most at-risk group, with more than 97% of cases affecting Canadians over the age of 65. As a cognitive disorder, one of the most common symptoms of dementia is memory loss. Dementia is progressive, meaning memory loss and other symptoms gradually worsen over time. What starts as forgetfulness

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