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By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on May 6, 2022

According to Diabetes Canada, 3.4 million people live with diabetes, and approximately 5.7 million are prediabetic. Within the next decade, the numbers are expected to rise to 5 million and 6.4 million, respectively. Older adults who want to prevent diabetes should avoid eating the following unhealthy foods.  1. Ice Cream…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on April 22, 2022

Vitamin C is an important nutrient that impacts immune health, cardiovascular function, and skin elasticity. To ward off illness and stay in good physical condition, seniors should strive to get their daily dose of vitamin C. Here are a few benefits of vitamin C for seniors. Enhances Immune Health The…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on April 8, 2022

Agitation is a common behavioural symptom of dementia, and there are many things that can trigger this type of behaviour, such as a change in routine or environment. Caregivers should consider the following effective ways to mitigate dementia-related agitation. 1. Look for a Trigger When your senior loved one becomes…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on March 18, 2022

Seniors often dismiss fatigue as simply a side effect of aging, but mental and physical fatigue should never be ignored. Fatigue tends to make seniors feel like they lack energy or interest, and it can be a sign that something else is wrong. These seven conditions are often the underlying…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on March 4, 2022

A cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming for older adults and their family members, and seniors often have several questions regarding how they’ll handle the changes in their health. Here are a few ways your aging loved one can address cancer.  1. Stay Informed Once diagnosed with cancer, it’s normal to…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on February 18, 2022

If your elderly loved one has had a stroke, one of the most important steps you need to take to facilitate recovery is keeping him or her safe at home. Taking these measures can increase your loved one’s safety and help him or her focus on getting better.  Monitor Falls …

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on February 4, 2022

As women grow older and become more susceptible to serious health conditions, it becomes increasingly important for them to take care of their bodies so they can remain healthy. Here are a few suggestions to help senior women get into better shape. Monitor Medication Side Effects Prescription medications can cause…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on January 21, 2022

Hobbies like scrapbooking are more than just a fun way for seniors to pass the time. Doing scrapbook projects can actually provide a wealth of physical, mental, and emotional health benefits for your elderly loved one. Here are a few to consider.  Boosts Physical Dexterity Seniors with decreased motor functions…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on January 7, 2022

There’s good news for seniors who love to start the day with a cup of coffee. Research suggests coffee actually has more than a few health benefits for elderly people. Here are some of these findings to share with your senior loved one. Motor Skills & Cognition A 2009 study…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on December 24, 2021

The loss of muscle mass and strength that occurs with age increases seniors’ susceptibility to serious injuries. A senior fitness program that combines strength training with aerobic activity can reduce or prevent age-related decreases in function, one of several reasons your senior loved one should pick up some weights. Here…