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By Zareena Khan, 9:00 am on June 3, 2020

According to the Government of Canada website, seniors make up nearly 16 percent of the country’s population—a figure that’s expected to increase. Many older adults within this group are also retired or no longer working full-time. While retirement can certainly be a rewarding stage of life, some seniors have difficulty…

By Zareena Khan, 9:00 am on May 27, 2020

Caring for someone with dementia requires patience and a determined attitude. Your decision to step up and be a family caregiver allows you to make sure your senior loved one has what he or she needs through each stage. You can use these tips to provide excellent dementia care while…

By Zareena Khan, 9:00 am on May 20, 2020

Statistics indicate more than 10 million people around the world live with the debilitating disorder known as Parkinson’s. Another 60,000 people receive the diagnosis each year. However, there are ways seniors can reduce their risk of developing the disease. Maintain Healthy Blood Sugar Levels Elevated blood sugar levels cause systemic…

By Zareena Khan, 9:00 am on May 13, 2020

Technically, people train for aging their whole lives. While seniors should be used to changes in their bodies by the time they reach their golden years, the truth is they can do many things to prevent aging from taking away their health and vitality. Preparing the body is simple when…

By Zareena Khan, 9:00 am on May 6, 2020

Even seemingly minor mobility problems can make everyday activities difficult, which could have a huge impact on a senior’s physical and mental health. In addition to addressing the root causes of those mobility issues, you might also want to think about some steps you can take to boost your aging…

By Zareena Khan, 9:00 am on April 29, 2020

Family caregivers often put on brave faces when they really just feel overwhelmed. Your ability to spend more time with your senior loved one is a good thing, but it can quickly lead to burnout if you’re not careful. The happiest caregivers implement strategies each day that help them continue…

By Zareena Khan, 9:00 am on April 22, 2020

Just over 400,000 adults 65 and older in Canada are living with dementia, according to estimates on the Government of Canada’s website. Additionally, according to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, more than 60,000 strokes are experienced in Canada each year, many of which affect older adults. Therefore, if you’re caring…

By Zareena Khan, 9:00 am on April 15, 2020

Retirement represents a new stage in life when seniors get to enjoy greater freedom. After years of being bogged down by their employers’ expectations, they now get to live life on their own terms. While being free to create their own schedules is great, seniors should avoid doing these seven…

By Zareena Khan, 9:00 am on April 8, 2020

A lot of the news surrounding COVID-19 has mentioned seniors have a much higher chance of being hospitalized or dying from the disease. Therefore, it’s very important for seniors to take precautions, such as avoiding large crowds and regularly washing their hands. There are several reasons coronavirus prevention is so…

By Zareena Khan, 9:00 am on March 25, 2020

Normally, when it comes to caring for an older family member, having some help from brothers and sisters can be a good thing. However, siblings are sometimes a source of stress if conflicts arise. There’s nothing you can do about family dynamics, but there are some ways you can effectively…