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By Zareena Khan, 9:00 am on April 21, 2021

Witnessing a senior loved one you’re caring for have an angry outburst can be unsettling. While emotional outbursts are often associated with younger children, they can occur at any time in life for one reason or another. Continue reading to learn more about the common causes of angry outbursts in…

By Zareena Khan, 9:00 am on April 14, 2021

The risk of developing dental problems increases with age, and some seniors have health conditions such as dementia that can complicate their oral hygiene routines. Practising good oral hygiene can be difficult for seniors with dementia because they may forget to brush their teeth or have difficulty flossing on their…

By Zareena Khan, 9:00 am on April 7, 2021

Aging is one of those things everyone will do in life. Despite many generations of watching people age, younger adults still hold many misconceptions about what it means to get older. Today’s seniors are aging better than any generation before, and it’s time to let go of these outdated beliefs….

By Zareena Khan, 9:00 am on March 24, 2021

When seniors with Alzheimer’s hear music they like, chemicals are released in the pleasure centers of their brains, making them feel good. You can incorporate music into your aging loved one’s daily life and possibly boost his or her memory, attention span, appetite, and mood. Here are some of the…

By Zareena Khan, 9:00 am on March 17, 2021

In addition to the physical aspects of caring for aging or ill loved ones, family caregivers are often tasked with the mental burden of providing care as well. At some point, you may face difficult decisions regarding your loved one’s living situation, health needs, and even end-of-life care. While these…

By Zareena Khan, 9:00 am on March 10, 2021

Strokes can damage the brain, impacting areas essential to memory, speech, and cognition. However, cognitive exercises can activate the brain’s neuroplasticity—its ability to rewire itself. Over time, mental exercises form new neural pathways in the brain, leading to marked enhancements in memory. Here are a few of the best cognitive…

By Zareena Khan, 9:00 am on March 3, 2021

Family caregivers often sign up for their roles thinking they’ll have to make a few sacrifices. However, many people aren’t prepared for just how all-consuming taking care of a senior loved one really is. These six sacrifices are common among caregivers, but you can take steps to minimize their impact…

By Zareena Khan, 9:00 am on February 24, 2021

Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease, which means it worsens over time. While each senior with Alzheimer’s has a different experience, there are three basic stages in Alzheimer’s progression. Here are the stages of Alzheimer’s and the symptoms associated with each of them. Early-Stage Alzheimer’s During early-stage Alzheimer’s, or mild Alzheimer’s,…

By Zareena Khan, 9:00 am on February 17, 2021

As individuals age, their health begins to decrease, which can lead to bone aches and ailments, reduced cognitive abilities, vision and hearing issues, and more. However, aging adults can stave off some of these problems with the right health strategies while maintaining their independence and increasing longevity. Below are some…

By Zareena Khan, 9:00 am on February 10, 2021

Seniors are often dependent on others for their basic needs, which makes them vulnerable to abuse and exploitation. Aging adults who are abused are often too afraid or embarrassed to speak up. You can protect your senior loved one by being aware of the most common types of abuse. 1….