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How to Care for a Bedridden Aging Parent in Winnipeg, MB
How to Care for a Bedridden Aging Parent in Winnipeg, MB
By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on February 15, 2019

If your senior loved one is bedbound because of a serious illness or mobility deficits, he or she may be at risk for several health-related complications. Being confined to a bed raises the risk for skin problems, circulation deficits, psychological disorders, and muscle atrophy. Here are some strategies and tips you can follow when caring for a bedbound parent to ensure he or she stays as comfortable as possible. Offer…

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Ways for Aging Adults to Manage Diabetes in Winnipeg, MB
Ways for Aging Adults to Manage Diabetes in Winnipeg, MB
By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on February 8, 2019

The changes that occur with aging can impact the ability to control diabetes. For instance, changes in metabolism and hormones can alter blood glucose levels. However, this doesn’t mean your senior loved one has to give up and accept that his or her diabetes will spiral out of control. Instead, use these strategies to stay ahead of the game so your loved one is better able to manage diabetes. Watch…

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Fun Ways for Aging Adults to Celebrate Valentine's Day in Winnipeg, MB
Fun Ways for Aging Adults to Celebrate Valentine's Day in Winnipeg, MB
By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on February 1, 2019

Valentine’s Day is the ideal time to show an elderly loved one that he or she is loved and appreciated. Seniors enjoy celebrating the holiday as much as anyone else. There are many activities your loved one can engage in on Valentine’s Day. Decorate with Family Members Invite your parent to help you decorate the house for the occasion. He or she might enjoy making craft projects with you and…

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How to Reduce Stress in Aging Adults in Winnipeg, MB
How to Reduce Stress in Aging Adults in Winnipeg, MB
By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on January 25, 2019

Stress could interfere with your senior parent’s ability to live a normal life as he or she ages. When stress isn’t controlled, it can increase the risk of a stroke, heart attack, diabetes, a poor immune system, depression, and more. To help your loved one manage stress, here are some tips to consider.  1. Pet Sit One of the top causes of stress is isolation. When seniors are bored and…

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Ways to Increase Energy Levels in Older Adults in Winnipeg, MB
Ways to Increase Energy Levels in Older Adults in Winnipeg, MB
By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on January 18, 2019

Energy levels tend to decrease as people get older. While this is often caused by the natural progression of aging and a lower metabolic rate, other factors may also play important roles. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to boost your senior loved one’s energy levels. 1. Exercise Mild exercise can boost energy levels in aging individuals, and it also promotes circulation and optimal blood flow to all…

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Top Causes of Decreased Mobility in Aging Adults in Winnipeg, MB
Top Causes of Decreased Mobility in Aging Adults in Winnipeg, MB
By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on January 11, 2019

According to statistics, approximately 16 percent of Canadian adults over the age of 65 live with some type of mobility impairment. Older adults develop mobility issues for a variety of reasons, which may include the natural aging process. However, with compassion, understanding, and support, family members may be able to increase a senior loved one’s physical function. Here are some of the top reasons mobility decreases with age. Arthritis Older…

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Should Senior Avoid Milk in Winnipeg, MB
Should Senior Avoid Milk in Winnipeg, MB
By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on January 4, 2019

With all the information floating around on the Internet, it can be difficult to tell if something is healthy or not. While plenty of doctors recommend milk as part of a healthy diet for seniors, there are also several diets that encourage seniors to avoid milk altogether. Here is the truth about whether milk is bad for seniors. Milk Is an Excellent Protein Source A single cup of milk provides…

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Major Causes of Blindness in Seniors in Winnipeg, MB
Major Causes of Blindness in Seniors in Winnipeg, MB
By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on December 28, 2018

Seniors frequently notice their visual acuity decreases with age. Though this is often dismissed as just part of getting old, it may be caused by certain types of health conditions. Being able to define the cause of the vision loss may help seniors have a better idea of their potential treatment options. Here are the five most common reasons seniors experience blindness. 1. Glaucoma Roughly 75 percent of seniors who…

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Importance Senior Centers for Older Adults in Winnipeg, MB
Importance Senior Centers for Older Adults in Winnipeg, MB
By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on December 21, 2018

Community senior centers are constantly planning exciting events and activities for older adults to enjoy. While you may just see your loved one having fun, he or she also benefits from being surrounded by multiple sources of support that boost health and happiness. Here are a few reasons senior centers are important. 1. Boost Senior Health Many senior centers have gym rooms and dance studios that give older adults a better…

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Why Aging Adults Get Dementia in Winnipeg, MB
Why Aging Adults Get Dementia in Winnipeg, MB
By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on December 14, 2018

According to Alzheimer’s Society Canada, an estimated 564,000 older adults in Canada live with some form of dementia. This number can be expected to nearly double by the year 2031. There are many factors involved that may raise the risk of developing cognitive decline or dementia. Not all seniors are guaranteed to develop dementia, but here are a few factors that may increase the risk. Age Getting older doesn’t necessarily mean…

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