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How Can Exercising Slow Down the Aging Process in Waterloo, ON
How Can Exercising Slow Down the Aging Process in Waterloo, ON
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 with regular exercise. Reduces the Risk of Memory Loss A…

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Things Older Adults Should Avoid Doing After Retirement in Waterloo, ON
Things Older Adults Should Avoid Doing After Retirement in Waterloo, ON
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 during their retirement. 1. Stop Following a Regular Schedule After…

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How to Boost Happiness: Tips for Family Caregivers in Waterloo, ON
How to Boost Happiness: Tips for Family Caregivers in Waterloo, ON
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 your loved one’s needs. Here’s what you can do to…

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Ways for Keeping Seniors Engaged During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Waterloo, ON
Ways for Keeping Seniors Engaged During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Waterloo, ON
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 can’t stay connected. Here are five things your senior loved…

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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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