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By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on October 14, 2020

While it’s always safest to get professional help for a medical condition, there are some remedies seniors can use at home to alleviate discomfort or reduce their risk of disease. Many of these home remedies can be found in the kitchen. Kiwi Kiwi is a fruit full of antioxidants, and…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on September 30, 2020

One of the most frustrating day-to-day challenges of living with arthritis is the difficulty of getting dressed, particularly in the mornings, when joints can be especially stiff and sore. Needing help to change clothes can also lead to a loss of self-esteem and a reduced sense of independence, so finding…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on September 16, 2020

Many family caregivers confuse therapy pets with service animals. However, they’re not the same thing. A service pet provides assistance to a disabled person, while a therapy animal serves to boost or sustain a person’s social, emotional, physical, and cognitive wellbeing. A therapy pet can be any type of animal,…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on August 26, 2020

Staying active isn’t always easy in the golden years, but regular exercise becomes extremely important as seniors grow older. Most health experts agree seniors should try to be physically active for at least 20 or 30 minutes every day to boost their general health and reduce the risk of many…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on August 12, 2020

The Alzheimer Society of Canada reports more than 560,000 Canadian seniors are living with some form of dementia. The majority of affected seniors are being cared for by one or more family members. The challenges encountered when caring for an elderly loved one with dementia are many. Caregivers cannot continue…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on July 29, 2020

Chronic respiratory issues change life for seniors. Symptoms that include shortness of breath, wheezing, and coughing tend to increase with time, and they can all interfere with your senior loved one’s ability to manage his or her daily routine. Your loved one is also at higher risk for complications if…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on July 15, 2020

The Canadian Association of Optometrists notes 1 out of every 9 Canadians will experience some type of irreversible vision loss by the age of 65, and the figure is even higher for adults 75 and over. The reason this is the case is because of the many eye diseases and…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on June 24, 2020

From having more time to explore enjoyable activities and interests to watching grandchildren grow up, there are many wonderful things people often appreciate as they get older. However, most seniors aren’t so thrilled about being more susceptible to illness than younger adults. Today, we’re going to discuss why this happens…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on June 10, 2020

Staying physically fit is as important for seniors as it is for younger adults. Routine exercise prevents the development of many different medical conditions. Having flexibility, endurance, and strength also decreases the risk that a senior might fall. Many older people enjoy working out at home, and exercise equipment can…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on May 27, 2020

Although aging cannot be prevented, there are steps seniors can take to slow its impact on the body and brain, such as engaging in regular physical activity. Exercising can stave off cognitive decline and keep seniors looking and feeling great. Below are some of the ways aging can be slowed…