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By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on July 31, 2020
Immunize Canada estimates one out of every three Canadians will likely get shingles at some point. What’s more, a 2016 British Columbia study found the rate of shingles cases was on the rise, which is in line with similar studies suggesting the same thing. A reactivation of the chickenpox virus,…
By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on July 24, 2020
Nearly 90 percent of people with congestive heart failure are 65 or older, according to a report by the Canadian Institute for Health Information. The same report states part of the reason for this is because of the way aging often affects the cardiovascular system. If you care for an…
By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on July 17, 2020
Napping now and then is perfectly normal for seniors, but there’s research suggesting excessive sleepiness could be an early sign of Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia. The Alzheimer Society of Canada also notes such patterns are typical during the early stages of Alzheimer’s. Here’s what you need…
By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on July 10, 2020
Arthritis is manageable, but it will take commitment and a proper care plan. By relieving pain and managing the symptoms with natural remedies, your senior loved one can lower the odds of harmful side effects. Below are some natural arthritis remedies for seniors. 1. Weight Management Failure to control his…
By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on June 26, 2020
Nearly eight million Canadians provide unpaid care to family members, according to Statistics Canada. If this is a role you’re getting ready to assume for an elderly loved one, it will help to be as prepared as possible. Today, we’re going to focus on six little-known but still crucial caregiver…
By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on June 19, 2020
Dementia care, whether it involves occasional assistance or more time-consuming tasks, can be daunting. At the same time, providing this type of care also has the potential to be a personally rewarding and mutually beneficial experience. One way to reach this point if you’re acting as a family caregiver is…
By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on June 12, 2020
Many seniors spend the majority of their time at home, and your aging loved one’s home should be a safe haven during times of inclement weather. The issues with health begin when a senior’s home environment reaches a temperature that’s either too hot or too cold for the body to…
By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on June 5, 2020
As adults become older, they begin noticing various changes that occur in their bodies. Each individual ages differently. Due to genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors, some experience more dramatic signs of aging earlier. By adopting healthy habits, seniors may effectively slow or reverse the visible and physical signs of aging….
By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on May 29, 2020
Seniors need to visit their primary doctors at least once a year because annual physicals are instrumental in diagnosing and preventing various health conditions. For some seniors, doctor’s appointments are anxiety inducing. When it comes to scheduling their annual physicals, older adults may avoid the topic or refuse to go…
By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on May 22, 2020
According to the Parkinson’s Foundation, there’s no specific diet prescribed for people with Parkinson’s. However, it’s still important for seniors living with Parkinson’s disease to enjoy a healthy, balanced diet to handle their symptoms as well as possible. Here are some dietary guidelines to consider and recommend if you have…