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By Carolina Orosa, 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 Carolina Orosa, 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 Carolina Orosa, 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 Carolina Orosa, 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 Carolina Orosa, 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 Carolina Orosa, 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…

By Carolina Orosa, 9:00 am on March 5, 2020

High levels of stress and anxiety are reported by nearly 20 percent of caregivers, according to the Canadian Public Health Association. If your senior loved one has Alzheimer’s disease, providing care can be even more stressful despite the inherent rewards that go along with caring for someone you love. While…

By Carolina Orosa, 9:00 am on February 27, 2020

Nearly 40 percent of people aged 65 and older experience some degree of memory loss, according to the Alzheimer Society of Canada. As for what causes memory issues, it’s often a combination of various age-related changes that affect the brain. The good news is there are some things your aging…

By Carolina Orosa, 9:00 am on February 20, 2020

Seniors often become more sedentary as they age, but it’s important for them to take steps to avoid gaining an unhealthy amount of weight. The dedicated staff at Surrey Home Care Assistance would like to share an infographic featuring some crucial details on achieving a healthy weight in the golden…

By Carolina Orosa, 9:00 am on February 20, 2020

People with progressive forms of dementia like Alzheimer’s disease or Lewy body dementia eventually reach a stage where they’re more likely to become uncharacteristically angry. This type of anger or aggression may come on suddenly as you provide care for a senior parent with dementia, but you might not understand…