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Strategies for Helping an Older Parent Give Up Smoking in Waterloo, ON
Strategies for Helping an Older Parent Give Up Smoking in Waterloo, ON
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 elderly loved one. Have Open Discussions When caring for a…

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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 elderly or at-risk loved one, we can inform you about…

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

We’re living in unprecedented times. COVID-19, or the Coronavirus, is changing how we live daily. Let’s begin with what this virus is and then delve into the specifics of how you can protect yourselves and how home care can help. What Is COVID-19? According to the World Health Organization,“Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from…

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How Are the 5 Senses Affected by the Aging Process in Waterloo, ON
How Are the 5 Senses Affected by the Aging Process in Waterloo, ON
By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on March 11, 2020

The golden years can sometimes seem as though they glimmer less as a person’s senses begin to fade. Changes in a person’s five senses tend to arise from several different factors, including changes in how the nerves communicate with the brain. There can also be physical alterations to the body parts used for sensing things in the environment, such as…

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Reasons Aging Adults Need to Maintain Good Emotional Health in Waterloo, ON
Reasons Aging Adults Need to Maintain Good Emotional Health in Waterloo, ON
By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on February 26, 2020

From preparing daily meals to lending a hand with transfers from beds to chairs, caregivers often spend a lot of time addressing the immediate physical needs of their senior family members. However, it’s just as important to pay attention to your aging loved one’s emotional wellbeing as you provide care, support, and guidance. Here are five specific reasons emotional wellbeing…

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Which Gender Does Alzheimer’s Affect More in Waterloo, ON
Which Gender Does Alzheimer’s Affect More in Waterloo, ON
By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on February 12, 2020

Many people are surprised to learn gender can play a major role in cognitive health. Studies continue to show women are more likely to develop Alzheimer’s than men, and doctors have recently uncovered a few of the reasons women might be more susceptible to the disease. Medical researchers have also discovered a handful of steps seniors can take to protect…

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How to Help an Older Loved One with Poor Hygiene in Waterloo, ON
How to Help an Older Loved One with Poor Hygiene in Waterloo, ON
By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on January 29, 2020

Poor personal hygiene is often a sign a senior needs more than just occasional assistance. This doesn’t necessarily mean it’s time to consider assisted living or nursing home arrangements. But if you’re acting as a caregiver for a senior parent, you may be concerned about how bad hygiene is affecting your loved one’s health and wellbeing. Here are five ways…

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Why Is It Essential for Older Adults to Preserve Their Dignity in Waterloo, ON
Why Is It Essential for Older Adults to Preserve Their Dignity in Waterloo, ON
By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on January 15, 2020

The most important thing you can do as a family caregiver is to respect your senior loved one and listen to his or her thoughts and opinions. Although you’re providing care for your parent, you don’t have control over his or her life. You’re there to make his or her days less challenging and more enjoyable. Continue reading to learn…

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Connection Between Aging and Increased Cholesterol in Waterloo, ON
Connection Between Aging and Increased Cholesterol in Waterloo, ON
By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on December 25, 2019

Certain aspects of life can increase a senior’s cholesterol levels, such as gender, weight, and age. While you can influence what your aging loved one eats and how active he or she remains in the senior years, there’s no way to stop the aging process. Therefore, you need to find natural ways to lower your loved one’s cholesterol and reduce…

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What are the Reasons to Get Help with Caring for Your Aging Parent in Waterloo, ON
What are the Reasons to Get Help with Caring for Your Aging Parent in Waterloo, ON
By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on December 11, 2019

The personality traits that make you such a great family caregiver may also lead to burnout. While it’s great to be independent and a self-starter, you must also recognize the need to lean on others for support. Asking for help with your senior loved one’s care can help you make it through some of the biggest challenges you’ll encounter as…

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