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By Carolina Orosa, 9:00 am on February 13, 2020

The senior years come with various challenges, some of which are health related and others that affect quality of life in several ways. But there are also some very good things about aging. If you’re providing some type of care for one of the 6 million or so Canadians who…

By Carolina Orosa, 9:00 am on February 6, 2020

Seniors have worked hard over the years to earn enough money to retire comfortably. However, their plans don’t always work out. Some seniors face financial challenges after retirement due to not saving up enough money over the course of their working lives, while others find new challenges arise that eat…

By Carolina Orosa, 9:00 am on January 30, 2020

Dementia is a neurological condition that can make daily life stressful for seniors and their caregivers. However, there are lifestyle changes older adults can make to reduce the odds of dementia and boost their cognitive health. Continue reading to learn more about the causes of dementia and what your senior…

By Carolina Orosa, 9:00 am on January 23, 2020

The likelihood of developing diabetes has been shown to increase in seniors over the age of 70. According to statistics, approximately 22 percent of Canadians between the ages of 75 and 79 have been diagnosed and treated for the disorder. There are a variety of reasons diabetes is more prevalent…

By Carolina Orosa, 9:00 am on January 16, 2020

Receiving help from family and friends isn’t always an option, which is why many family caregivers choose respite care services. This choice provides them with temporary relief without compromising their aging loved ones’ safety or health. Continue reading to learn why in-home respite care is beneficial for family caregivers. Offers…

By Carolina Orosa, 9:00 am on January 9, 2020

Respite care is often viewed as temporary relief for family caregivers. However, the service offers just as many advantages to elderly people. Continue reading to learn about the different benefits at-home respite care can provide to your senior loved one. Help with Meal Prep Eating foods full of vitamins, minerals,…

By Carolina Orosa, 9:00 am on December 26, 2019

Roughly 25,000 new cases of Alzheimer’s are diagnosed each year in Canada, according to the Alzheimer Society of Canada. If your senior loved one has received this news, both you and your loved one may be a bit overwhelmed, but there are ways to manage an Alzheimer’s diagnosis. Here are…

By Carolina Orosa, 9:00 am on December 19, 2019

Staying active can boost your elderly parent’s cognitive health and reduce physical ailments. When you choose games to add to your loved one’s weekly routine, keep his or her abilities and preferences in mind. Below are some fun games for seniors that can benefit their physical and mental health. 1….

By Carolina Orosa, 9:00 am on December 12, 2019

Seniors age differently, meaning some can live independently, while others require constant care. Your family will need to monitor your elderly loved one’s daily activities to determine when he or she should receive care at home in addition to regular visits from you and your siblings. Below are some of…

By Carolina Orosa, 9:00 am on December 5, 2019

Alzheimer’s disease is a highly complex disorder, and doctors still have quite a bit to learn about how this form of dementia develops and what can be done to prevent it. While many aspects of Alzheimer’s are still a mystery, medical professionals have come up with some fairly accurate tests…