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Simple Physical Activities for Elders in Waterloo, CA
Simple Physical Activities for Elders in Waterloo, CA
By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on December 13, 2017

With age, seniors may find it difficult to perform daily tasks, making it important for them to be conscious of their health. According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, older adults should get two and a half hours of moderate-to-vigorous exercise a week. Here are six simple exercises for the elderly that can protect and revitalize the body. 1….

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senior care Waterloo
senior care Waterloo
By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on October 11, 2017

Maintaining a healthy diet becomes increasingly challenging as people approach their golden years, especially during the harsh winter months when road conditions are often too dangerous for driving. Older adults tend to lose their appetites more easily, they have diminished mobility, and they develop problems chewing and swallowing most foods. All of these factors combined can make it nearly impossible…

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home care assistance
home care assistance
By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on October 3, 2017

After a person has been diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, it can be very difficult for their family members to decide on the best course of action for their loved one. Most seniors would prefer to continue living at home for the sake of retaining their independence, but there comes a point when it becomes impossible for them to…

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thanksgiving with family
thanksgiving with family
By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on September 6, 2017

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and if you have an elderly loved one to care for, the last thing you want to be is ill-prepared when the holiday finally arrives. Before you know it, it’ll be time to carve the turkey and prepare all of the fixings and you won’t know what hit you. Celebrating the holidays with seniors…

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detox drink for seniors
detox drink for seniors
By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on July 19, 2017

Far too many people, especially seniors, don’t drink enough water on a daily basis for a variety of reasons. They either don’t like the taste of plain water, they don’t feel dehydrated (even when they actually are), or they never formed the habit to drink a certain amount of water everyday. The truth is, not drinking enough water can be…

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elder care home services
elder care home services
By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on July 12, 2017

When providing home assistance for seniors living with dementia, caregivers should take the time to gain a full understanding of who their patient is as a person. This includes learning their interests, their taste in entertainment, their grooming habits, what their favourite pastimes are, as well as making sure they maintain a mentally, physically, and socially active lifestyle to the…

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stroke care for senior
stroke care for senior
By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on June 22, 2017

In light of the fact that June is National Stroke Awareness Month, it’s important for people to take the time to educate themselves about the different health implications that can lead to a stroke and how to prevent them. There are three types of strokes—ischemic, hemorrhagic, and transient ischemic attack (TIA). Each of them has distinguishable telltale signs that you…

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ill positive senior man with support
ill positive senior man with support
By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on June 14, 2017

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a neuromuscular disorder, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, which gradually impedes and eventually halts all brain and bodily functions, especially muscle movement control. In recent years, ALS awareness has substantially increased with the help of popular social media initiatives such as the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise funds for medical research. But there are…

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alzheimer’s patient
alzheimer’s patient
By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on June 6, 2017

Alzheimer’s is one of those elusive diseases that many people suffer from, yet even though it has been widely studied, there’s still very little verifiable information available about it. Certain myths about Alzheimer’s have been perpetuated over the years, giving people gravely dangerous misconceptions about what the disease is, what the symptoms are, and how they should treat people who…

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Senior woman with flowers in garden
Senior woman with flowers in garden
By Angie Kunnath, 6:47 am on May 29, 2017

Summer is close at hand, and with it comes the insatiable desire to spend copious amounts of time outdoors engaging in fun physical activities. While this is normal for the season, it can sometimes lead to unexpectedly dangerous health-related situations, especially for senior citizens and their caregivers. Seniors in particular require special attention in hot and humid weather conditions, so…

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