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By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on January 21, 2022
Dementia is a progressive disorder. Even if you’ve only noticed slight changes in your elderly loved one’s behaviour after a dementia diagnosis, there are likely to be further developments over time. Seniors with dementia commonly experience changes in their ability to communicate. Your loved one may have difficulty expressing thoughts…
By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on January 14, 2022
An important part of providing care for your elderly loved one means making sure he or she eats a healthy diet. A poor diet can have a significant impact on your loved one’s kidney health, especially if he or she has become more reliant on medications. Following are some foods…
By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on January 7, 2022
Social isolation is one of the leading causes of loneliness and depression among elderly people. Because these emotions often lead to more serious health concerns, it’s important to keep seniors socially connected and ensure they have purpose in their lives each day. Here are a few ways you can cheer…
By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on December 31, 2021
It turns out laughter may truly be the best medicine after all. While laughing can’t cure serious ailments, a growing body of research has found there are very real and significant health benefits to laughter. 1. Laughter May Work Better than Medication for Dementia A study conducted by the University…
By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on December 24, 2021
The obesity rate in Canada continues to rise, and many seniors face difficulty with weight maintenance. Fortunately, it’s possible to eat healthier without sacrificing satisfaction by taking a few cues from how other people eat around the globe. Lengthen Meal Times The French are famous for their delectable pastries and…
By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on December 17, 2021
Yoga may be more than just a great way to relax. Recent research on yoga, meditation, and memory suggests such relaxation techniques may prevent—or even reverse—memory loss in some seniors with dementia-related conditions when included as part of a comprehensive therapeutic program. Reduces Stress & Confusion Yoga has multiple benefits…
By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on December 10, 2021
We all appreciate our independence. After all, we work our entire lives to support ourselves and develop routines that bring us happiness. It’s no surprise that 90 percent of seniors prefer to age in place and maintain their independence for as long as possible. If your senior loved one is…
By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on November 26, 2021
When a senior parent is diagnosed with a chronic illness, you’ll likely experience a range of emotions, from anger and guilt to sadness and confusion. Although no one wants to think about Mom or Dad not being there to provide advice and support in the future, it’s important to face…
By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on November 19, 2021
Pain that affects muscles, bones, and related ligaments and tendons is referred to as musculoskeletal pain. Since such pain can have multiple sources, from sudden trauma to progressive conditions like Parkinson’s disease, treatment is typically based on the underlying cause of the discomfort rather than just the symptoms presented. Here…
By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on November 12, 2021
Special diets can’t cure or stop Parkinson’s disease, but paying attention to diet is important for addressing symptoms of the disease. A healthy, balanced diet can help seniors with Parkinson’s disease maintain the highest possible quality of life. Here’s how.  Medications  One of the most common medications prescribed to treat…