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By HCA Dev, 9:00 am on May 21, 2020

Many seniors resign themselves to staying indoors. Weather or mobility issues may be a contributing factor. However, the isolation and lack of physical activity can take a toll on emotional, mental, and physical health in the long run. Do your senior loved one a favor by encouraging him or her…

By HCA Dev, 9:00 am on May 14, 2020

As seniors age, they’re bound to endure life events that cause sadness, stress, and worry, but continuing to focus only on negative thoughts and emotions can pose a risk to emotional, mental, and physical health. By adopting a few strategies, older adults can gain the ability to be positive and…

By HCA Dev, 9:00 am on May 7, 2020

Seniors might be underweight because of medical or dental problems. At other times, the way foods taste or are prepared could be an issue. Being underweight is a concern because it could result in nutritional deficiencies and other health-related issues. If medical and dental problems have been ruled out, here…

By HCA Dev, 9:00 am on April 30, 2020

Walking is the ultimate exercise for seniors. Going for walks exposes seniors to fresh air and sunshine, and walking is light enough for them to do it on days when they might not be feeling their best. As with any other form of exercise, seniors still need to be cautious….

By HCA Dev, 9:00 am on April 23, 2020

It’s not unusual for seniors with dementia to experience hallucinations as the condition advances, according to the Alzheimer Society of Canada. However, the severity and nature of hallucinations can vary. If you’re caring for a senior loved one with Alzheimer’s or another type of dementia, keep reading to learn more…

By HCA Dev, 9:00 am on April 16, 2020

As a family caregiver, helping your aging loved one reduce the risk of contracting the new coronavirus is going to be one of your most important jobs in the coming months. This new virus is particularly devastating for older adults who have weakened immune systems and underlying health issues, and…

By HCA Dev, 9:00 am on April 9, 2020

According to the Government of Canada’s website, the country hasn’t been affected by coronavirus as severely as its southern neighbor. Even so, what’s also called COVID-19 is still something that can be especially risky for the elderly, no matter where they live. If you’re caring for an older loved one,…

By HCA Dev, 9:00 am on March 26, 2020

According to the Government of Canada website, there were just over 6 million Canadians 65 and older in 2014. This number is expected to exceed 10 million by 2030. A common issue faced by adults in this age group is limited mobility, which can be caused by certain underlying health…

By HCA Dev, 9:00 am on March 19, 2020

There are nearly 90,000 physicians in Canada, according to the Canadian Institute for Health Information. While doctors make their best efforts to assess peoples’ overall health and wellbeing, they often have limited time with each individual, so it’s difficult for them to address concerns that aren’t brought to their attention….

By HCA Dev, 9:00 am on March 12, 2020

Encouragement can make a caregiver’s day brighter and less stressful. Acts of kindness and thoughtful words show a person you care, and they can inspire him or her to keep going. Keep reading to discover tips you can use to encourage a family caregiver. Provide Reassurance Taking on caregiving-related challenges…