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By Zareena Khan, 9:00 am on August 24, 2022

Sudden weight loss in an elderly individual can indicate one or more factors is causing a decrease in appetite. It’s important to address a rapid decrease in weight because poor nutrition can affect all the body’s systems and make seniors more susceptible to infections and other serious health conditions. If…

By Zareena Khan, 9:00 am on August 17, 2022

Getting a driver’s licence is one of those rites of passage a person never forgets. However, the other side of this big leap toward independence is that many people will one day have to hand over their keys. Seniors often develop health issues that make it unsafe for them to…

By Zareena Khan, 9:00 am on August 10, 2022

Even though migraines tend to occur more often in younger adults, these severe headaches can also affect people in their senior years, and many aging adults live with frequent or chronic migraines. To help your aging loved one prevent migraines from occurring, encourage him or her to avoid the following…

By Zareena Khan, 8:00 am on August 3, 2022

The activities of daily living (ADLs) are the basic tasks we perform every day to maintain healthy, happy lives. ADLs involve the skills necessary to meet our physical needs in six essential areas: dressing, bathing, eating, continence, toileting, and mobility. At some point in their senior years, it may become…

By Zareena Khan, 9:00 am on July 27, 2022

More than 100,000 Canadians live with Parkinson’s, and more than 6,600 new cases of the debilitating disorder are diagnosed every year. The disease process develops in the substantia nigra region of the brain, where dopamine-producing neurons begin malfunctioning and eventually die. Without sufficient levels of dopamine, seniors lose control of…

By Zareena Khan, 9:00 am on July 20, 2022

Even when seniors try to remain healthy, their cardiovascular systems can change over the years. While some of those changes shouldn’t cause any major health problems, some seniors might still have to face a number of cardiovascular issues as they grow older. Luckily, with a nutritious diet and smart lifestyle…

By Zareena Khan, 9:00 am on July 13, 2022

Alzheimer’s is a progressive condition that affects the parts of the brain responsible for many different aspects of memory, such as retention, processing, and recollection. However, it doesn’t affect all types of memory equally. As the disease advances, certain types of memory will be more impacted than others, although eventually,…

By Zareena Khan, 9:00 am on July 6, 2022

Family caregivers are often in the prime of their careers, and they may need to continue to work to meet their personal goals and cover expenses. The decision to juggle caregiving and work is one you make with your senior loved one’s wellbeing in mind, but you also need to…

By Zareena Khan, 9:00 am on June 29, 2022

It’s essential for seniors to consume nutrient-dense foods to maintain their health. Salads are a great option for seniors because they can be prepared quickly and easily. Here are five easy salads that are healthy for seniors.  1. Seafood Salad Your aging loved one can prepare a nutritious seafood salad…

By Zareena Khan, 9:00 am on June 22, 2022

According to the public health section of the Government of Canada’s website, yoga and lifting weights are among the activities that can help older adults keep their muscles and bones strong. Plus, there’s an abundance of research clearly showing regular exercise has both physical and mental benefits during the later…