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Can a Stroke Survivor Be Helped by a Communication Board in Vancouver, BC
Can a Stroke Survivor Be Helped by a Communication Board in Vancouver, BC
By Carolina Orosa, 9:00 am on July 18, 2019

Communication boards can take many different forms. While some boards are just laminated pieces of paper containing letters or images, others are digital or can even be turned into portable wristbands. Your senior loved one’s board should be tailored to fit his or her abilities and needs. For instance, seniors…

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Care Strategies to Use at Home for Seniors with Dementia in Vancouver, BC
Care Strategies to Use at Home for Seniors with Dementia in Vancouver, BC
By Carolina Orosa, 9:00 am on July 4, 2019

Caring for a senior with dementia can strengthen your bond, but the role can also be overwhelming. You need to find ways to alleviate caregiver stress without compromising your parent’s care. Here are some tips to help you provide great at-home care for an aging loved one with dementia. 1….

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Identifying Reversible Dementia Causes in Vancouver, BC
Identifying Reversible Dementia Causes in Vancouver, BC
By Carolina Orosa, 9:00 am on June 20, 2019

When a senior loved one begins exhibiting signs of dementia, it can be a frightening experience for friends and family. However, some forms of the disease aren’t permanent and are potentially even reversible. Doctors and nurses often use a mnemonic device to rule out the top causes of reversible dementia,…

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How to Utilize Education to Lower Rehospitalization Risk in Vancouver, BC
How to Utilize Education to Lower Rehospitalization Risk in Vancouver, BC
By Carolina Orosa, 9:00 am on June 6, 2019

Ideally, any senior’s hospital visit would be a one-time occurrence that solves all of his or her health issues. However, the reality is that roughly 12 percent of seniors who visit the hospital end up being readmitted within a month. There’s been a lot of research done on this subject,…

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Is Living in Home Alone is Safe for Seniors in Vancouver, BC
Is Living in Home Alone is Safe for Seniors in Vancouver, BC
By Carolina Orosa, 9:00 am on May 23, 2019

There was once a time when it was just assumed that older adults would go live in a group residence or move in with their families. However, now seniors are living longer and healthier lives, and they don’t always have to leave their homes. As your family works together on…

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Activities for Older Adults with Dementia in Vancouver, BC
Activities for Older Adults with Dementia in Vancouver, BC
By Carolina Orosa, 9:00 am on May 9, 2019

Planning structured and therapeutic activities for a senior loved one with dementia can slow down the progression of the condition and alleviate many of its symptoms. Continue reading to learn about therapeutic activities aging adults with dementia should try. 1. Baking While cooking with you or other family members and…

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How Vitamin C Can Boost Health in Older Adults in Vancouver, BC
How Vitamin C Can Boost Health in Older Adults in Vancouver, BC
By Carolina Orosa, 9:00 am on April 18, 2019

The water-soluble nutrient known as vitamin C isn’t produced naturally in the body. As such, seniors must get the vitamin by eating a variety of vegetables and fruits. Women need at least 75 milligrams each day, and men require 90 milligrams of the nutrient. There are many reasons older adults…

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Is there a Possibility to Reverse Parkinson's with Exercise in Vancouver, BC
Is there a Possibility to Reverse Parkinson's with Exercise in Vancouver, BC
By Carolina Orosa, 9:00 am on April 4, 2019

In Canada, approximately one out of every 500 residents in the country lives with Parkinson’s. Nearly 90 percent of these cases occur in adults aged 60 or older. Scientists now know that exercise offers seniors with Parkinson’s many benefits in terms of symptomatic relief. However, increasing physical activity doesn’t cure…

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By Carolina Orosa, 9:00 am on March 21, 2019

For many family caregivers, devoting precious minutes to self-care can feel like a waste of time. Caregiving can increase the risk of depression and anxiety, making self-care a crucial component of any caregiver’s weekly routine. Here are six effective ways for family caregivers to practice self-care. 1. Assess Risk Factors…

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How to Prepare Your Loved One’s Home for a Caregiver
How to Prepare Your Loved One’s Home for a Caregiver
By Carolina Orosa, 9:00 am on March 7, 2019

Once your family has settled on a caregiver, your next task is to prepare your senior loved one’s home so everything goes smoothly. Getting your loved one’s house ready for a caregiver doesn’t require major renovations. Instead, you can follow this list to make minor alterations that help the new…

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