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By Zareena Khan, 9:00 am on October 20, 2021

Foodborne illness, also known as food poisoning, can have serious consequences for seniors. It can cause severe vomiting, diarrhea, and dehydration. Older adults are also likely to remain sick longer, possibly needing hospitalization. It’s extremely important that older adults and those who care for them are aware of which foods…

By Zareena Khan, 9:00 am on October 13, 2021

Although often overlooked, bathrooms present special challenges for elderly people, as surfaces tend to be slick, and the constant presence of moisture increases the risk of falls and other injuries. Furthermore, those with mobility problems, arthritis, or other age-related conditions may find it more difficult to maneuver in and out…

By Zareena Khan, 9:00 am on October 6, 2021

Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease, meaning its symptoms will worsen over time. Because the stages of Alzheimer’s range from practically no definitive symptoms to clearly detectable personality changes and loss of most cognitive functions, here’s some information about each stage so families of seniors with Alzheimer’s know how to best…

By Zareena Khan, 9:00 am on September 29, 2021

Growing older doesn’t mean seniors value their privacy any less. The truth is they need to maintain their privacy to build their self-confidence and boost their overall health. Here are a few ways family caregivers can honour their senior parents’ privacy.  1. Listen Listening is a simple way to respect…

By Zareena Khan, 9:00 am on September 22, 2021

Reading can provide seniors with hours of entertainment, but that’s not the only perk of being a bookworm. Frequent reading can increase intelligence, lower stress levels, enhance sleep, and much more. Ahead, learn about the benefits of reading regularly in the golden years.  1. Wards Off Alzheimer’s Reading is a…

By Zareena Khan, 9:00 am on September 15, 2021

Siblings share a special bond that’s beneficial for finding ways to care for a senior parent. However, it’s common for one sibling to discover he or she is doing the bulk of the caregiving. When you feel like your siblings aren’t helping enough, use these five tips to get the…

By Zareena Khan, 9:00 am on September 8, 2021

Aging adults may be at risk for social isolation. If your senior loved one is socially isolated, he or she may be more susceptible to both medical and psychological issues. Here are some of the top reasons aging adults become socially isolated and how you can reduce your loved one’s…

By Zareena Khan, 9:00 am on August 25, 2021

Games are a great way for people to interact with each other and enjoy a little friendly competition. However, as people get older, a lot of common games can become a bit too challenging. Seniors who want to play games without moving around still have some great sit-down games to…

By Zareena Khan, 9:00 am on August 18, 2021

Many people aren’t aware of the visual perception changes that occur in seniors with Alzheimer’s. By understanding the visual deficits a senior with Alzheimer’s experiences, family members and caregivers can adapt the physical environment to ensure a higher degree of independence while maintaining their aging loved one’s safety. Abnormal Depth…

By Zareena Khan, 9:00 am on August 11, 2021

Estate sales are often used by families as an easy way to liquidate the belongings of a deceased family member. However, a newer concept known as a living estate sale is becoming increasingly popular among seniors. If your aging loved one wants to liquidate a large number of belongings, here…