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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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Engaging and Exciting Christmas Activities for the Elderly in Vancouver, BC
Engaging and Exciting Christmas Activities for the Elderly in Vancouver, BC
By Carolina Orosa, 9:00 am on December 7, 2017

Christmas is just around the corner, and it is the perfect opportunity to spend some time with your senior loved one. This Christmas season, encourage your aging loved one to try out some of these engaging activities that can boost his or her health and wellbeing.   1. Play Christmas Bingo In addition to providing socialization, playing bingo also enhances concentration. By remembering call combinations, your loved one’s listening skills,…

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How Perfectionism Can Often Lead to Caregiver Burnout in Vancouver, BC
How Perfectionism Can Often Lead to Caregiver Burnout in Vancouver, BC
By Carolina Orosa, 9:00 am on November 23, 2017

Family caregivers who strive for perfection often try to push themselves to achieve goals no one else has ever accomplished. Instead of doing their best and setting realistic goals, perfectionist caregivers want to exceed expectations, which can make the caregiving process difficult for them. Take a closer look at some of the reasons perfectionism leads to caregiver burnout.  Causes Procrastination  Family caregivers who have a vision of how things should…

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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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