Set seniors up for a sensational season now
This just in: it’s officially spring in Vancouver—the perfect time to get seniors outside, and enjoying the best of the season. If the mild temps and plentiful daffodils aren’t enough to lure folks into the outdoors, the science should: pleasant weather has been shown to improve mood, boost memory and…
What Makes Seniors Tire Easily?
Adults feel tired periodically for a number of normal reasons. General fatigue may become chronic or happen more frequently than normal. This problem occurs for a number of reasons that may need medical intervention. The Aging Process As adults become older, their bodies begin to succumb to years of wear…
How Can My Older Parent Gain Weight in a Healthy Manner?
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…
5 Tips for Helping Your Older Parent During COVID-19
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…
6 Coronavirus Prevention Guidelines for Older Adults
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,…
6 Health Conditions that Can Cause Seniors to Have Reduced Mobility
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…
7 Issues Your Older Parent Should Address with His or Her Physician
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….
7 Memory Loss Prevention Strategies for Aging Adults
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…
Achieving a Healthy Weight in the Senior Years [Infographic]
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…
7 Reasons Diabetes Develops in the Senior Years
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…