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By Angie Kunnath, 8:00 am on August 19, 2022

It’s easy to develop bad habits, but as adults age and experience cognitive decline and changes in physical health, unhealthy options could disrupt their daily lives. Therefore, seniors need to make good lifestyle choices that boost their wellbeing, increase longevity, and prolong independence. Continue reading to learn what bad habits…

By Angie Kunnath, 8:00 am on August 5, 2022

According to statistics from the National Federation of the Blind, almost three million people over the age of 65 have some form of visual disability, which equates to approximately one out of every three seniors. Understanding the following causes of blindness can help you provide better care for a senior…

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

When people first hear about a Parkinson’s diagnosis, their thoughts often go to the worst-case scenario. However, it’s important to maintain a positive perspective about your senior loved one’s diagnosis. While you can expect your loved one to develop some symptoms such as tremors, there are many things that can…

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

There are significant differences between dementia and Alzheimer’s, but both impact a large number of seniors each year. Therefore, aging adults and their caregivers should learn as much as possible about both age-related conditions to develop prevention strategies. Below are some of the most common questions about Alzheimer’s disease and…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on June 17, 2022

Respite care involves having a professional caregiver come into your senior loved one’s home so you can take a break. While you may feel better after these breaks, it’s also good to know that respite care provides other benefits as well. These five things demonstrate just how important it is…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on June 3, 2022

The recent spotlight on hospital readmissions has medical professionals working harder to reduce the rates at their facilities. While the rates are going down, the process of getting people to do things differently takes time. During this time, seniors are at higher risk for being readmitted to the hospital than…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on May 20, 2022

When seniors are first diagnosed with mild Alzheimer’s, they should be able to participate in conversations and clearly explain their thoughts. However, as this cognitive disorder progresses, they might not be able to hold conversations or follow complex sentences. Here are a few tips you can use to effectively communicate…

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…