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By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on April 17, 2020

Keeping seniors with Alzheimer’s stimulated and occupied is one of the best things that can be done for their physical and mental health. A sedentary lifestyle could exacerbate the symptoms of Alzheimer’s and potentially even speed up the progression of the disease. Here’s a look at seven great activities to…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on April 3, 2020

The new coronavirus impacts people of all ages, but severe infection and death are more common in individuals over the age of 60. Seniors are at higher risk for developing severe disease due to their age and preexisting conditions. Below are some tips your family can use to help your…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on March 23, 2020

We’re living in unprecedented times. COVID-19, or the Coronavirus, is changing how we live daily. Let’s begin with what this virus is and then delve into the specifics of how you can protect yourselves and how home care can help. What Is COVID-19? According to the World Health Organization,“Coronaviruses (CoV) are…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on March 23, 2020

What can you do when you or your loved one are stuck at home during an outbreak? How will you manage personal care or picking up groceries? How will you manage the feelings of isolation and anxiety? Many of us feel anxious and fearful about COVID-19. If you have an…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on March 20, 2020

Dementia is a progressive condition that can make daily life stressful for seniors and their caregivers. Memory problems and cognitive decline present significant challenges. Still, with proper strategies in place, you can boost your aging loved one’s quality of life and slow the progression of the condition. Here are some…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on March 6, 2020

Long-distance caregivers can help their senior loved ones with managing finances, arranging doctor visits and in-home care, planning for emergencies, and more. Living far away means you’re not there to see what goes on each day, even if you use monitoring devices, video chats, and other real-time options. However, there…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on February 21, 2020

Dementia is a progressive condition, and in the early stages, most seniors continue to do things independently. As the symptoms worsen, cognitive health decreases, affecting many skills and actions. Continue reading to learn whether seniors with dementia can understand what’s being said to them and discover ways to enhance communication…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on February 7, 2020

More than six million adults in Canada act as caregivers for family members. Two million of these caregivers are considered to be in the “sandwich generation,” which means they care for both their young children and their aging parents. However, many don’t take enough time for themselves. If you provide…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on January 24, 2020

From increasing the risk of dementia and rehospitalization to boosting anxiety and stress, loneliness and social isolation can have a tremendous impact on the health and wellbeing of older adults. According to Statistics Canada, nearly 20 percent of seniors experience some type of social isolation. While many factors contribute to…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on January 10, 2020

There are more than 6 million Canadians who are 65 or older. If you happen to be providing some type of care for a senior loved one in this age group, one of the ways to boost his or her physical and mental health is with fun and engaging activities…