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5 Tips for Preventing Cold & Flu in the Senior Years in Winnipeg, MB
5 Tips for Preventing Cold & Flu in the Senior Years in Winnipeg, MB
By Scott Lockhart, 9:00 am on October 12, 2018

During the cold and flu season, seniors may be vulnerable for contracting one of these common illnesses. Due to advancing age, preexisting health conditions, and certain medications, older adults are much more susceptible to the common cold and flu than their younger counterparts. Here are five cold and flu prevention tips seniors should consider. 1. Wash Hands Frequently Handwashing is the first line of defense when it comes to cold…

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How to Help Seniors Manage Depression in Winnipeg, MB
How to Help Seniors Manage Depression in Winnipeg, MB
By Scott Lockhart, 9:00 am on October 5, 2018

Depression is one of the most common health issues among older adults. When you suspect your loved one is depressed, use the following strategies to boost his or her emotional wellbeing. 1. Recognize the Early Signs of Depression Seniors may not always realize they’re depressed, but you may notice early warning signs your loved one needs help. For instance, your parent may stop engaging in favorite activities or give up…

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Perks of Maintaining a Caregiving Journal in Winnipeg, MB
Perks of Maintaining a Caregiving Journal in Winnipeg, MB
By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on September 28, 2018

Caregivers experience a wide range of emotions, ranging from sadness to amusement. These emotions can be overwhelming and difficult to parse, and they can lead to burnout. Journaling is one of the best ways for caregivers to boost their emotional health. Here are a few reasons you should consider maintaining a caregiver journal. Eliminates Negative Emotions At the end of a long and tiring day, sitting down with a pen…

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Tips on Supplementing Post-Retirement Income in Winnipeg, MB
Tips on Supplementing Post-Retirement Income in Winnipeg, MB
By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on September 21, 2018

For Canadian residents, the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) and Old Age Security (OAS) can be indispensable contributions to their retirement income. However, these two sources of income may not be enough to fully cover a senior’s expenses. Here are a few simple ways older adults can supplement their CPP and OAS income. 1. Apply for the Guaranteed Income Supplement The Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) benefit is available to seniors who…

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Helping Seniors with Meal Prep in Winnipeg, MB
Helping Seniors with Meal Prep in Winnipeg, MB
By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on September 14, 2018

During the senior years, it’s important to eat healthy meals. However, some seniors dislike cooking, while others may have physical and mental disabilities that make meal prep challenging. Medication side effects, poor dental health, natural changes in taste, and other factors also affect an older adult’s diet. Here are a few ways you can help your aging parent with meal prep.  1. Label Everything Poor eyesight can make it difficult…

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Making New Friends in the Golden Years in Winnipeg, MB
Making New Friends in the Golden Years in Winnipeg, MB
By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on September 7, 2018

The golden years present new opportunities for seniors to socialize now that their time is not taken up with work and family responsibilities. However, seniors must make an effort to find new friends since they no longer go to work. Older adults who are having difficulty making new friends should consider the following tips. Put the Word Out Even talking about the need to make new friends can set off…

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How to Help a Parent Who Refuses to Bathe in Winnipeg, MB
How to Help a Parent Who Refuses to Bathe in Winnipeg, MB
By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on August 31, 2018

Many seniors refuse to bathe due to the onset of dementia, fears about safety, a lack of interest, or other issues. Bathing is an important part of personal hygiene, so it’s important to find a way to help your senior loved one overcome this issue. If your loved one is refusing to bathe, consider taking the following steps. Discuss the Situation The first thing you need to do is sit…

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How Can Family Caregivers Maintain Their Emotional Wellbeing in Winnipeg, MB
How Can Family Caregivers Maintain Their Emotional Wellbeing in Winnipeg, MB
By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on August 24, 2018

Many family caregivers spend hours every day tending to their senior loved one’s needs. They provide many kinds of care, ranging from medical assistance to emotional support. Busy caregivers often neglect their own health, which can have lasting consequences. Here are a few tips on maintaining emotional health when caring for an aging parent. Break Harmful Habits If caregiving has left you feeling emotionally overwhelmed, try to figure out what’s…

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Can Proper Dental Care Reduce Dementia Risk in Winnipeg, MB
Can Proper Dental Care Reduce Dementia Risk in Winnipeg, MB
By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on August 17, 2018

People of all age groups should adopt a healthy dental care regimen, especially seniors. Good oral hygiene prolongs the life of the teeth and prevents issues such as cavities and gum disease. Maintaining good oral hygiene may even reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Here is what you need to know about the link between oral health and Alzheimer’s. Gum Disease and Alzheimer’s Alzheimer’s disease is exacerbated by inflammation. As…

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Warning Signs of Dementia in Winnipeg, MB
Warning Signs of Dementia in Winnipeg, MB
By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on August 10, 2018

Many people tend to get a little absentminded or forget a few things as they age. However, in some cases, forgetfulness can be a symptom of dementia. Though it may be difficult to notice dementia at first, a prompt diagnosis is important if you want to get treatment for your senior loved one. Here are six signs your loved one may be developing some form of dementia. 1. Difficulty with…

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