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A Checklist for Caring for Senior Parents in Edmonton, AB
A Checklist for Caring for Senior Parents in Edmonton, AB
By Zareena Ali, 9:00 am on January 16, 2019

Caregiving is a complicated role, especially for people who have no experience with this type of commitment. However, creating a checklist can help you balance the responsibilities that come with being a family caregiver. Here are some things to add to your checklist when caring for an aging parent. Maintain a Schedule Procrastination is a common issue among family caregivers, and it can lead to stress and anxiety. However, having…

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What Are the Benefits of Carbohydrates for Seniors in Edmonton, AB
What Are the Benefits of Carbohydrates for Seniors in Edmonton, AB
By Zareena Ali, 9:00 am on January 9, 2019

Low-carbohydrate diets have increased in popularity in recent years, but seniors should always be wary of leaving any major element out of their diets. While carbohydrates convert to sugars in the body, these types of foods still hold many benefits for older adults. Work with a physician to make sure your aging loved one gets the carbs he or she needs to stay healthy. Here are a few of the important…

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Importance of Nutrition in Older Adults in Edmonton, AB
Importance of Nutrition in Older Adults in Edmonton, AB
By Zareena Ali, 9:00 am on December 26, 2018

Aging often brings changes in appetite that may cause seniors to skip meals or eat unhealthy foods. While your elderly loved one may not feel like eating or perhaps prefers sugary or salty meals, getting proper nutrition provides important benefits for his or her wellbeing. Regulates Blood Sugar Many seniors have diabetes, and even those who don’t still need to watch their blood sugar levels. If your loved one’s blood…

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How Often Should Seniors Exercise in Edmonton, AB
How Often Should Seniors Exercise in Edmonton, AB
By Zareena Ali, 9:00 am on December 19, 2018

Healthcare providers and senior citizen organizations recommend that seniors engage in regular physical activity to maintain their emotional, physical, and mental health. However, older adults might not realize how much activity they should get each week. Here are a few guidelines that can help seniors get on the right track toward fitness. Frequency Seniors should strive to get a little exercise each day and gauge the level of intensity according…

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Tips for Treating Dementia at Home in Edmonton, AB
Tips for Treating Dementia at Home in Edmonton, AB
By Zareena Ali, 9:00 am on December 12, 2018

A dementia diagnosis requires your family to sit down and make a care plan that ensures your aging loved one stays safe and makes lifestyle changes that slow the progression of the disease. The following tips can help you get started on treating your parent’s dementia at home. 1. Be Realistic as You Make a Care Plan Close family members often want to do everything for their loved one. However,…

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Why Seniors Need Proper Nutrition in Edmonton, AB
Why Seniors Need Proper Nutrition in Edmonton, AB
By Zareena Ali, 9:00 am on December 5, 2018

Good nutrition is essential for people of all ages, but it may be even more important for seniors. When your aging loved one consumes a healthy diet, he or she may be more likely to maintain better physical and emotional health. Here are five reasons seniors need good nutrition. 1. Enhance Cardiovascular Function Good nutrition that includes the recommended daily allowances of potassium can enhance cardiovascular function. When seniors are…

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Steps to Take if Seniors Don't Need Your Help in Edmonton, AB
Steps to Take if Seniors Don't Need Your Help in Edmonton, AB
By Zareena Ali, 9:00 am on November 28, 2018

Many older adults refuse having assistance from their families. While you don’t want to infringe upon your aging parent’s rights, you may be worried about his or her safety. When it’s impossible to see things from each other’s point of view, you can use the following tips to find a solution for your loved one’s care that works for both of you. Determine the Reason for the Refusal Your loved…

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Why Family Caregivers Should Exercise in Edmonton, AB
Why Family Caregivers Should Exercise in Edmonton, AB
By Zareena Ali, 9:00 am on November 21, 2018

When your days are filled with a list of caregiving responsibilities, it can be difficult to find time to exercise. However, keeping the following benefits of daily exercise in mind may help you squeeze in a workout. 1. Prevent Depression and Anxiety Exercise stimulates the body to release endorphins that promote a happier mindset. These endorphins stick around for hours after your workout and lower feelings of depression. Engaging in…

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Preventing Seniors with Dementia from Driving in Edmonton, AB
Preventing Seniors with Dementia from Driving in Edmonton, AB
By Zareena Ali, 9:00 am on November 14, 2018

Aging adults prefer maintaining their independence by driving. While healthy seniors are perfectly able to safely drive a car, older adults with dementia should consider handing over their car keys. Here are four ways to prevent a senior with dementia from driving. 1. Keep the Keys in a Safe Place Eliminating access to the keys may prevent a senior with dementia from driving. While you may not want to hide…

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Helping a Parent with Digestive Issues in Edmonton, AB
Helping a Parent with Digestive Issues in Edmonton, AB
By Zareena Ali, 9:00 am on November 7, 2018

Gastrointestinal issues may be more common in seniors than in younger people. Preexisting medical conditions, dietary restrictions, and medication side effects may predispose your elderly loved one to digestive disorders. Here are some strategies to help you address gastrointestinal issues in the elderly. Encourage Exercise Constipation is a common gastrointestinal disorder in senior citizens. Severe constipation can quickly turn into a fecal impaction, and if not recognized and addressed quickly,…

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