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By Carolina Orosa, 2:23 pm on July 12, 2018

There is definitely a mindset shift that occurs with age. Aging is an inevitable reality. However, it does not have to be accepted as fate but more as a beautiful and natural human phenomenon. Recent research studies from all over the globe show that aging brings to light the realization that our time will expire – and when that happens, the mind actually shifts priorities. Our minds and bodies constantly…

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By Carolina Orosa, 9:07 pm on June 29, 2018

Perhaps, more than you may think. Imagine if you have a fall in the shower and you break your hip, no longer able to stand at all? You are placed in a retirement home because you have demonstrated that you are no longer capable of taking care of yourself. Or, imagine you feel you have no reason to get up in the morning because all of your friends are gone. These…

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By Carolina Orosa, 5:40 pm on June 14, 2018

Over the next 20 years, our life expectancies are going to increase, and, living well into our 90’s and older will be common. As Dad or the main man in your life enters his golden years, think about how you can help to prepare him for the best elder age living outcome – living at home. Here are some key statistics from the 2016 census report: Both men and women…

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By Carolina Orosa, 5:17 pm on May 31, 2018

If you are overwhelmed and neglecting yourself… take a deep-breath. Start a list from scratch prioritizing what needs to be completed first and follow up with the less important items. Then, think about what it is you can get done today, even if it’s just one thing. If you need a little help building your self-care cleanup list, here are a few tips that are easy to accomplish. Clean up…

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By Carolina Orosa, 7:02 pm on May 18, 2018

Alzheimer’s is not a natural form of aging. It is a ruthless neurodegenerative disease that drastically alters the lives of its victims and their loved ones. Aging and inflammation are the dominant factors that cause major brain cell degeneration. The good news is – you can protect your cognitive health. Studies prove that you can use proactive, holistic approaches to reduce the progression or risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s. Don’t…

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By Carolina Orosa, 2:37 pm on May 4, 2018

Losing a spouse is losing a best friend, a life partner, a lover, and a confidant all at the same time. Mourning the passing of the one person we love and trust the most can cause the greatest form of pain that one may ever have to endure. Experiencing profound feelings of both physical and emotional pain are very likely. Crying, trouble sleeping, loss of appetite, inability to focus or…

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By Carolina Orosa, 1:00 pm on April 6, 2018

This week we take a moment to recognize Carers across Canada to raise awareness and bring attention to their significance in Canada. A Carer, Family Caregiver, Caregiver is a family member or paid helper who regularly looks after a child or a sick, elderly, or disabled person.    As our population ages, more and more family members and friends are unexpectedly stepping into the role of caregiver. Every aging person…

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By Carolina Orosa, 8:53 pm on March 29, 2018

Studies have proven that dancing is beneficial not only for our bodies but also for our minds and overall well being. These studies reveal that starting to dance at any age can significantly improve our quality of life and brain function over any other type of physical exercise. If dancing does present health benefits at all ages, then why not incorporate it into activities for older adults? If mobility is…

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By Carolina Orosa, 5:46 pm on March 14, 2018

There are more seniors than there are children in the country. According to the 2016  Statistics Canada report, there are now 5.9 million seniors living in Canada, and 5.8 million Canadians 14 and under. How can you prepare if a loved one is aging and in need of personalized care? Are you the best option to keep them healthy, safe and socially engaged? What is the most important thing you can do…

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6 Ways for Family Caregivers to Manage Jealousy in Vancouver, BC
6 Ways for Family Caregivers to Manage Jealousy in Vancouver, BC
By Carolina Orosa, 9:00 am on February 15, 2018

Regardless if you become a caregiver voluntarily or by default, the job may take a toll on you emotionally. Jealousy is one of the most common emotions family caregivers experience, especially when they have peers who aren’t in a similar situation. Here are some tips you can use to manage jealousy.  1. Discover the Real Issue If you become jealous of your peers, you must get to the root of…

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