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Why Respite Care Is Important in Edmonton, AB
Why Respite Care Is Important in Edmonton, AB
By Zareena Ali, 9:00 am on July 17, 2019

The challenges associated with caregiving can become so overwhelming they lead to caregiver burnout. This physical, mental, and emotional exhaustion can be so extreme it causes severe problems that affect you, your siblings, and your dependent loved ones. To find balance and alleviate caregiver-related stress, your family should use in-home respite care. Here are some reasons respite care is essential, both for seniors and their family family caregivers. 1. Self-Care…

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Impact on Memory System by Alzheimer's in Edmonton, AB
Impact on Memory System by Alzheimer's in Edmonton, AB
By Zareena Ali, 9:00 am on July 10, 2019

Memory—the ability to process, store, recall, and utilize information when needed—is a complex function involving billions of neurons and multiple areas of the brain. Over time, the neurons involved in short-term memory formation, retention, and recall can shrink or become damaged by free radicals or the effects of high blood pressure and other diseases, which is why it becomes difficult to learn or recall information with age. Alzheimer’s is different…

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Treating an Aging Parent Living with Alzheimer’s in Edmonton, AB
Treating an Aging Parent Living with Alzheimer’s in Edmonton, AB
By Zareena Ali, 9:00 am on July 3, 2019

The discovery that your senior loved one has Alzheimer’s disease may provide many answers to the questions you’ve had about his or her behavior over the past several weeks or months. However, you’ve also likely found that you now have even more questions than ever before about how to help your loved one get the right kind of treatment. When your loved one prefers to age in place, you can…

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Main Causes of 30-Day Hospital Readmissions in Aging Adults in Edmonton, AB
Main Causes of 30-Day Hospital Readmissions in Aging Adults in Edmonton, AB
By Zareena Ali, 9:00 am on June 26, 2019

Readmissions can harm the physical, mental, and financial wellbeing of seniors and their families. It’s essential to understand your senior loved one’s illness and develop a plan that helps him or her avoid readmission after discharge. Below you’ll find the top reasons seniors are readmitted to the hospital within 30 days and what families can do to prevent each issue. Heart Failure The prevalence of heart failure is higher in…

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Best Food for Aging Diabetic Stroke Survivors in Edmonton, AB
Best Food for Aging Diabetic Stroke Survivors in Edmonton, AB
By Zareena Ali, 9:00 am on June 19, 2019

If your senior loved one has had a stroke and also has diabetes, he or she may be unable to eat certain foods. A healthy diet is essential for stroke recovery and the management of high blood glucose levels. Here are some of the best foods for stroke survivors with diabetes. Whole-Wheat Pasta Refined pasta isn’t high in nutritional value. It’s low in fiber content and high in carbohydrates. Whole-wheat…

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How to Handle Aggression in Seniors with Dementia in Edmonton, AB
How to Handle Aggression in Seniors with Dementia in Edmonton, AB
By Zareena Ali, 9:00 am on June 12, 2019

As dementia progresses, aggressive behavior may increase, and it’s often related to fear, worry, pain, or restlessness. However, it may simply develop for no discernible reason. Here are some ways to manage an aggressive senior loved one with dementia. Maintain Routines Seniors with dementia may be unable to tolerate changes in their daily routines, which may trigger aggressive episodes. Help your loved one maintain a regular routine of bathing, eating,…

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Activities for Aging Adults Living with Parkinson’s in Edmonton, AB
Activities for Aging Adults Living with Parkinson’s in Edmonton, AB
By Zareena Ali, 9:00 am on June 5, 2019

Since Parkinson’s disease causes tremors, rigidity, and difficulty controlling muscles, it can make some common hobbies fairly challenging. However, this doesn’t mean seniors with Parkinson’s have to sit around being bored all day. There are plenty of safe and fun activities they can participate in. 1. Listening to Music Several studies have found that music therapy is a great way for managing the movement issues associated with Parkinson’s disease. When…

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Tips for Providing Care for Two Elderly Loved Ones in Edmonton, AB
Tips for Providing Care for Two Elderly Loved Ones in Edmonton, AB
By Zareena Ali, 9:00 am on May 29, 2019

Caring for two aging parents can be quite the challenge, but that doesn’t mean you need to put your own life on the back burner. With a little bit of foresight and some hard work, you can provide both your parents with high-quality care while preserving your own health. Here are a few tips to help you take care of your two aging parents in the coming years. Discuss Finances…

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Activities for Senior to Boost Fitness in Edmonton, AB
Activities for Senior to Boost Fitness in Edmonton, AB
By Zareena Ali, 9:00 am on May 22, 2019

Staying active and moving their muscles can promote healthy aging in older adults, decreasing the risk of developing various conditions, including diabetes, sleeping disorders, depression, and osteoporosis. Family caregivers need to keep their senior loved ones physically active and in good shape. Below are some fitness activities older adults can add to their weekly routines. Cycling Low-impact exercises such as cycling lower the risk of injuries and provide many health…

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Ways to Help Aging Adults with Dementia Grow Old with Dignity in Edmonton, AB
Ways to Help Aging Adults with Dementia Grow Old with Dignity in Edmonton, AB
By Zareena Ali, 9:00 am on May 15, 2019

In the early phases of dementia, seniors may feel several negative emotions. They’re often fearful of how others view them when their cognitive impairment becomes noticeable. Older adults may feel sad, frustrated, or angry when forgetting how to perform once simple tasks. As the disorder progresses, there are health and safety issues family members must consider. However, there are ways to ensure an older family member with dementia ages with…

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