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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…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on May 13, 2020

The retirement years are a time seniors have been working toward all their lives. While this time period represents an opportunity to enjoy greater freedom, it’s also easy to make mistakes that lead to hardships. Avoiding these seven things can enable seniors to enjoy many years of health and happiness…

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

According to Statistics Canada, nearly 30 percent of caregivers assist senior loved ones with age-related conditions. Providing care for a loved one can be physically and emotionally demanding and time-consuming. For this reason, it’s important to make an effort to find happiness in your own life as you tend to…

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

Because the risk of developing COVID-19 increases with age, Canada’s official website recommends older adults stay home as much as possible during this outbreak. Staying home also provides added protection for seniors with immune systems weakened by age and underlying health issues. But being isolated at home doesn’t mean seniors…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on March 25, 2020

It is common for brothers and sisters to disagree, especially when they’re facing the challenges of caregiving. The fear, doubt, exhaustion, and stress that come with the role can be bad for relationships. However, you and your siblings can use the following tips to handle conflicts when caring for an…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on March 23, 2020

What can you do when you or your loved one are stuck at home during an outbreak? How will you manage personal care or picking up groceries? How will you manage the feelings of isolation and anxiety? Many of us feel anxious and fearful about COVID-19. If you have an…