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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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How to Communicate Well with a Senior with Alzheimer's in Vanvouver, BC
How to Communicate Well with a Senior with Alzheimer's in Vanvouver, BC
By Carolina Orosa, 9:00 am on February 1, 2018

Communicating with a senior who has moderate to severe Alzheimer’s can be a stressful and time-consuming process. Even those who are in the earliest stages of this disease often find it difficult to follow stories and form coherent sentences. While there is no single tactic or strategy that will work for everyone, the following tips can help you prevent frustrating interactions with your senior loved one.  Continue to Include Your…

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Pros & Cons of Dairy for Older Adults in Vancouver, BC
Pros & Cons of Dairy for Older Adults in Vancouver, BC
By Carolina Orosa, 9:00 am on January 18, 2018

Consuming dairy items can affect your senior loved one’s health in some way. Although dairy products provide many physical, mental, and emotional benefits, some of these foods and beverages can negatively impact a senior’s quality of life. Take a look at the pros and cons of dairy products for older adults.  Pro: Boosts Bone Health  Dairy products are high in calcium, potassium, and vitamin D, three nutrients that increase bone…

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How Seniors Can Protect Their Skin During Winter in Vancouver, BC
How Seniors Can Protect Their Skin During Winter in Vancouver, BC
By Carolina Orosa, 9:00 am on January 4, 2018

The winter season can be a difficult time for seniors with dry skin. While the dry air can make anyone vulnerable to skin issues such as itching and flaking, those with eczema and other skin conditions must take extra care to protect themselves. Use these tips to help your senior loved one protect his or her delicate skin throughout the colder months. Lower Shower Temperatures A hot shower may sound…

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Relief Winter Joint Pain in Seniors in Vancouver, BC
Relief Winter Joint Pain in Seniors in Vancouver, BC
By Carolina Orosa, 9:00 am on December 21, 2017

Seniors may experience joint pain during the winter because the cold weather often leads to changes in barometric pressure. The body responds to variations in barometric pressure by altering the level of fluid in the joints, leaving seniors feeling achy and stiff. Here are a few ways seniors can alleviate joint pain during the winter months.  Stay Active Oftentimes, seniors with joint pain prefer to stay inside during the winter…

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