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By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on January 12, 2022

As people enter their golden years, both their priorities and their needs undergo radical changes. Even in highly developed societies, many aging adults are still worried about their most basic needs. Following are several of the top issues elderly people must contend with. Rising Cost of Living Many seniors are…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on December 29, 2021

Home care offers a variety of services to ensure your senior parent’s wellbeing, yet it’s common for aging adults to refuse help at first. Although this can be frustrating, it’s important to remain calm and continue using the following strategies to help your loved one understand the benefits provided by…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on December 15, 2021

Arthritis is the general term for inflammation affecting joints. Chemicals the body generates in response to inflammation often result in swelling that can make movements painful. While rheumatoid arthritis (RA), the most common form of arthritis, may be inherited, there are certain lifestyle habits that can also contribute to arthritis….

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on November 24, 2021

As a family caregiver, fostering a good relationship between your aging loved one and his or her health care team is vital to maintaining his or her wellness. So how exactly do you go about creating a strong relationship with your loved one’s doctor? Here are a few tips for…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on November 10, 2021

The role of family caregiver is filled with compassion and love as well as responsibilities and difficult decisions. The ups and downs associated with the caregiver role can be especially impactful when an aging loved one displays disheartening changes in behaviour or physical or mental abilities. It’s vital for caregivers…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on October 27, 2021

The emotional impact of a fall can be devastating for a senior. In addition to experiencing physical harm, such as broken or fractured bones, many aging adults also develop fear that affects the way everyday activities are performed. While it’s not uncommon for seniors to exhibit uncharacteristic behaviours after falls,…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on October 13, 2021

Caring for a senior loved one with Alzheimer’s disease is seldom easy. Even the most loving and devoted families need help to alleviate the emotional and physical demands of the task and ease the burden of care. Worried about how your loved one will react to a new caregiver? Are…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on September 29, 2021

Recovering from a stroke can be a challenging and daunting process for seniors. A big part of this journey involves supervised physical therapy. But it’s equally important for senior stroke survivors to explore rehabilitative and therapeutic exercises that can be done at home with the help of family caregivers to…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on September 15, 2021

Fun-loving seniors may find doing the typical brain-training games such as puzzles to be too mundane for their interests. If your senior loved one tends to prefer more exciting ventures, suggest trying a few of these five unconventional strategies to keep his or her mind sharp.  1. Engage Multiple Senses…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on August 25, 2021

People are told throughout their lives that taking care of their oral health is crucial. However, the importance of going to the dentist and brushing your teeth becomes more evident with aging. Although keeping up with oral health may be more challenging in the senior years, your aging loved one…