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Ways to Make a Home Safer for Senior in Winnipeg, MB
Ways to Make a Home Safer for Senior in Winnipeg, MB
By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on March 29, 2019

A safe home is important for seniors who have age-related health changes that place them at a higher risk for an injury. For instance, medication side effects could cause your aging loved one to get dizzy and fall. As you set up your loved one’s home, make sure to implement these strategies to help him or her maintain a safer environment. 1. Be Cautious in the Kitchen The kitchen is…

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Nutritious Foods for Seniors with No Teeth in Winnipeg, MB
Nutritious Foods for Seniors with No Teeth in Winnipeg, MB
By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on March 22, 2019

Older adults who lose all of their teeth don’t have to miss out on having a healthy diet. Many soft foods are just as tasty as they are nutritious. When your senior loved one’s dental health makes eating difficult, try incorporating these foods into his or her diet. Yogurt Yogurt functions well as a breakfast or snack food, and you can change the flavors by adding ingredients such as pureed…

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How Can Outdoor Environment Benefit Seniors in Winnipeg, MB
How Can Outdoor Environment Benefit Seniors in Winnipeg, MB
By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on March 15, 2019

If your senior loved one spends little time outdoors, he or she may be missing out on many health benefits. Going outside provides important physical and psychological benefits. Here are some reasons your loved one should go outside more often. Enhance Mood Seniors who spend plenty of time outside may have a reduced risk of anxiety and depression. It’s thought that exposure to nature boosts mood while relieving stress and…

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Effects of Social Isolation for Seniors in Winnipeg, MB
Effects of Social Isolation for Seniors in Winnipeg, MB
By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on March 8, 2019

As adults retire and get older, many of them live alone. They may lose significant others. Their children mature, move away, and start families. Older friends get ill and pass away. There are several ways social isolation can negatively affect aging adults during the golden years. 1. Poor Cardiovascular Health When seniors feel isolated and lonely, they often become sedentary. As a result, hypertension and high cholesterol develop, and inflammatory…

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Tips to Fill the Golden Years with Happiness in Winnipeg, MB
Tips to Fill the Golden Years with Happiness in Winnipeg, MB
By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on February 22, 2019

Everyone should strive to live the best life possible, and seniors have a unique opportunity to show others how to find happiness throughout the aging process. These seven tips are perfect for every senior who wants to live a happy life in old age. 1. Prioritize Family and Friends Social connections are the key to happiness with age. Friends and family members are the perfect people to lift your aging…

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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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