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5 Tips to Boost Emotional Wellbeing in Aging Adults in Vancouver, BC
5 Tips to Boost Emotional Wellbeing in Aging Adults in Vancouver, BC
By Carolina Orosa, 9:00 am on November 9, 2017

Staying emotionally healthy can help seniors stave off depression and other health issues that come with aging. To boost their emotional health, seniors should make a few healthy lifestyle choices. Here are some of the simple ways family caregivers can boost their senior loved one’s emotional wellbeing.  1. Increase Independence  Seniors who act independently to meet their own needs have a greater chance of enhancing their emotional wellbeing. To promote…

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5 Ways Elders Can Prevent Hearing Loss in Vancouver, BC
5 Ways Elders Can Prevent Hearing Loss in Vancouver, BC
By Carolina Orosa, 9:00 am on October 19, 2017

As your elderly loved one ages, he or she may begin to experience hearing loss. When the sensory hair cells are damaged or begin to die, the risk of hearing loss increases. These cells do not regrow, which makes hearing loss a permanent issue for seniors. However, there are a few ways family caregivers can help their senior loved ones protect their ears and stave off hearing loss.  1. Drink…

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How to Lower the Risk of Breast Cancer in Seniors in Vancouver, BC
How to Lower the Risk of Breast Cancer in Seniors in Vancouver, BC
By Carolina Orosa, 9:00 am on October 5, 2017

Even though seniors have no control over some breast cancer risk factors, there are quite a few habits they can change to lower the odds of developing this pervasive disease. Seniors should do everything in their power to boost their immune systems so they can fight off cancerous and precancerous cells. Here are a few specific steps older women can take to reduce their risk of breast cancer and many…

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6 Options for a Nutritious Breakfast for Older Adults in Vancouver, BC
6 Options for a Nutritious Breakfast for Older Adults in Vancouver, BC
By Carolina Orosa, 9:00 am on September 21, 2017

Since most people do not eat late at night, they naturally crave a satisfying meal after they wake up. Eating a nutritious breakfast is a great way to provide the body with the energy it needs to function throughout the day. Seniors can particularly benefit from a few specific breakfast options such as the following items. 1. Eggs Eggs are packed with protein, so they keep seniors feeling full and…

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Preventing Dowager's Hump Risk in Vancouver, BC
Preventing Dowager's Hump Risk in Vancouver, BC
By Carolina Orosa, 9:00 am on September 7, 2017

As seniors age, the upper back can become rounded as a result of weakened vertebrae and muscles. This condition is known as dowager’s hump, and it is especially common in senior women with osteoporosis. To prevent dowager’s hump, seniors need to boost their bone health. Here are a few effective ways seniors can prevent unnecessary bone loss and stave off dowager’s hump.  Do Yoga Studies show yoga is an effective…

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How Elders Can Increase Arm Strength in Vancouver, BC
How Elders Can Increase Arm Strength in Vancouver, BC
By Carolina Orosa, 9:00 am on August 17, 2017

As your loved one ages, he or she may experience difficulty lifting items, rising from a bed or chair, or performing other movements that require using upper arm strength. However, there are activities and exercises your loved one can do to increase arm strength and remain physically active, socially engaged, and in good health and spirits. Here are some fun activities your loved one should consider.  Go Golfing  A day…

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Activities Retired Couples Should Try Out in Vancouver, BC
Activities Retired Couples Should Try Out in Vancouver, BC
By Carolina Orosa, 9:00 am on August 3, 2017

Once seniors retire, they often have more time on their hands than expected. Retired seniors who want to prevent boredom have plenty of fun pastimes to choose from, and many of these hobbies can be a great way to rekindle relationships with their partners. These six activities are an enjoyable way for retired couples to stay busy and spend some time together. 1. Start a Garden Gardening is a great…

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Reasons Alzheimer's Caregivers Should Use Post-it Notes in Vancouver, BC
Reasons Alzheimer's Caregivers Should Use Post-it Notes in Vancouver, BC
By Carolina Orosa, 9:00 am on July 20, 2017

Being a caregiver for an elderly family member with Alzheimer’s requires commitment and patience. There are various ways to make your job easier, including the use of Post-it notes. Here are some ways you can benefit from using sticky notes in Alzheimer’s care.  1. Help with Medications  It is important for your loved one to take medications as prescribed. You can use small Post-it notes to remind your loved one…

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The Ideal Sleep Schedule Past Age 65 in Vancouver, BC
The Ideal Sleep Schedule Past Age 65 in Vancouver, BC
By Carolina Orosa, 9:00 am on July 6, 2017

There are many changes that come with old age, such as those that occur in a person’s sleep schedule. As people age, they tend to fall asleep earlier in the evening and desire more sleep throughout the day. Seniors may have to alter their typical sleeping schedule eventually. Most people past the age of 65 could benefit from following this sleeping schedule. Wake Up in the Early Morning Due to…

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Ways Older Adults Benefit from Making Penpals in Vancouver, BC
Ways Older Adults Benefit from Making Penpals in Vancouver, BC
By Carolina Orosa, 9:00 am on June 22, 2017

Corresponding with other people through letters has been a common occurrence for several years. Writing letters helps seniors stay in touch with their loved ones far away. With today’s technology, email often replaces the traditional form of letter writing. Having a friend to correspond with offers many benefits to seniors.  1. Inhibits Isolation Seniors who don’t have spouses, roommates, or other loved ones are susceptible to loneliness, depression, and physical…

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