Senior Tips

24
May

4 Ways to Help Stroke Sufferers Cope with Mobility Issues

When you or a loved one suffers a stroke, it can be a stressful process to regain control over the use of muscles and limbs. Getting around can become a massive challenge, and in many cases, motor recovery can be much like learning as an infant for the first time. That said, there are ways you can help influence mobility

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25
Mar

What are Chronic Neuromuscular Degenerative Diseases?

Thousands of Canadians across the country regularly suffer from chronic neuromuscular degenerative diseases, but what are they? Whether you’re a caregiver looking to learn more about such conditions or you are trying to find ways to help a loved one cope, a firm grasp of such diseases is essential. Today, let’s explore these chronic and often debilitating diseases in more

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22
Feb

How to Improve your Loved One’s Cognitive Skills

It’s common to experience a mental decline or memory loss as you get older or as a result of dementia or Alzheimer’s. Therefore, it’s essential to find ways to help keep the minds of older loved ones stimulated and engaged so their brains can remain active and healthy. Here are some useful activities to keep your loved one mentally agile.

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12
Dec

9 Ways to Adapt After Hospitalization

After you return home from hospitalization, you will need to take time to adjust and heal. In order to avoid the risk of endangering your health, it may be necessary to make changes to your living environment and overall lifestyle as you recuperate. Today, we’ll look at nine ways to help get back on track after your hospitalization. CHANGING YOUR

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15
Feb

6 Reasons Proper Meal Preparation Matters

For seniors who wish to age in place in the comfort of their homes, it’s imperative that they maintain a healthy, well-balanced diet. Many seniors have unique nutritional requirements due to conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure, which makes meal preparation important in maintaining optimal health. With home care, you can have peace of mind knowing that someone

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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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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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24
Nov

Living With Type 2 Diabetes

Approximately one in five seniors in Canada is diagnosed with diabetes. The vast majority of these are Type 2 diabetes, also known as adult-onset diabetes, where the body is unable to use insulin the right way. For seniors, Type-2 Diabetes is a disease that can emerge, along with an increase of other issues that can pose some serious complications to

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10
Nov

Flu Prevention Tips for Seniors

Flu and seniors can be a dangerous combination. The flu, for many of us, often presents itself as a simple, run-of-the-mill ailment that will run its course after a few restful days, combined with some hot soup and medication. But for seniors, and many others with vulnerable immune systems, complications from the flu can be severe. According to CDC statistics,

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3
Nov

Alzheimer’s Safety: 10 Tips to Prevent Wandering

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 6 in 10 people with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia will wander. Wandering is more common as the disease progresses to its later stages, although it can occur at any stage. Wandering happens for a number of reasons. Your loved one may be disoriented and confused, agitated, hungry, too hot, too cold, in pain, or simply

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