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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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Ways to Provide Care for Aging Adults with Lou Gehrig's Disease in Vancouver, BC
Ways to Provide Care for Aging Adults with Lou Gehrig's Disease in Vancouver, BC
By Carolina Orosa, 9:00 am on June 8, 2017

Also known as Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Lou Gehrig’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that gradually paralyzes an individual. Researchers know very little about what causes this disorder, but seniors who are diagnosed early can live long and fulfilling lives. If your loved one has recently been diagnosed with ALS, educate yourself about this disease and consider hiring a professional caregiver.  Families who need help caring for a senior loved…

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Common Symptoms of Melanoma in Vancouver, BC
Common Symptoms of Melanoma in Vancouver, BC
By Carolina Orosa, 9:00 am on May 18, 2017

Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that develops in the melanocyte cells, which are responsible for pigmentation. On women, melanomas commonly develop on the legs, and in men, it often occurs on the back. While brown spots, moles, and other skin growths are generally harmless, seniors who have several moles are at risk of developing melanoma. Seniors can face a variety of challenges as they age, many of which…

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How Seniors Can Keep Their Feet Healthy in Vancouver, BC
How Seniors Can Keep Their Feet Healthy in Vancouver, BC
By Carolina Orosa, 9:00 am on May 4, 2017

People rely on their feet to support the entire weight of their bodies, and it is not difficult to keep feet healthy throughout life. Healthy feet are also necessary as we age. Without proper care, a variety of problems are likely to arise.  Seniors can face a variety of challenges as they age, many of which can be mitigated with the help of professional in-home caregivers who provide high-quality elder…

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