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By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on June 26, 2015

As Alzheimer’s disease and dementia are often used interchangeably, caregivers and family members may confuse the terms. At Home Care Assistance in Oakville, we understand that keeping the differences between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia straight is a challenge. To help clear things up, here are a few of the main…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on June 19, 2015

Because driving often represents freedom, taking the keys away from an aging loved one can make you feel like you’re also taking away his or her independence. Even so, if your elderly loved one is putting his or herself or others in danger when he or she gets behind the…

By Angie Kunnath, 8:00 am on June 12, 2015

Helping your elderly loved one control his or her blood pressure lowers his or her risk of serious illnesses, like heart disease and stroke. Though high blood pressure, or hypertension, can be controlled with medications, lifestyle changes can also have a big impact on your elderly loved one’s blood pressure….

By Angie Kunnath, 7:41 pm on June 5, 2015

Coming up with delicious, easy meals that won’t bore your diabetic loved one is not always easy. At Home Care Assistance of Oakville,  our senior home care experts have cooked up some simple diabetic-friendly meal suggestions that will keep your loved one healthy. Get back to the basics with these delicious…

By Angie Kunnath, 8:00 am on May 29, 2015

Although dementia is usually a degenerative condition, at Home Care Assistance of Oakville, we believe that those who’ve received a dementia diagnosis are often able to maintain active and happy lives for quite some time. How fast dementia progresses is largely dependent upon the type of dementia that the individual…

By Angie Kunnath, 8:00 am on May 22, 2015

Older adults benefit from a daily exercise program that encompasses balance and strength exercises and helps to prevent falls, combat heart disease, and lessen arthritis pain. If you or a senior loved one are interested in starting a new exercise regimen, start with these simple exercises, presented by Oakville Home…

By Angie Kunnath, 8:00 am on May 15, 2015

After a senior loved one experiences a stroke, family members are often concerned about the effects the stroke will have on their loved one’s quality of life. Although there is no way to predict the outcomes of a stroke with one hundred percent accuracy, there are ways in which medical…

By Angie Kunnath, 8:00 am on May 8, 2015

Decisions about a senior loved one’s care are never easy, and it is often emotional to think about a parent or relative needing assistance with their daily routine as they age. Fortunately, Oakville home care services are available that can help to ease the burden of caregiving for family members…