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Brain-Stimulating Activities for Aging Adults Who Have Dementia in Edmonton, AB
Brain-Stimulating Activities for Aging Adults Who Have Dementia in Edmonton, AB
By Zareena Ali, 9:00 am on September 11, 2019

Memory loss support for someone with dementia must be a daily priority to be effective. The best activities are also ones your aging loved one enjoys, and you can even have fun bonding with your loved one while you offer support. These six activities are effective for delaying memory loss so your loved one stays mentally strong as the condition progresses. 1. Read and Ask Questions Working memory involves being…

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How to Lower Hospital Readmission Risk in Edmonton, AB
How to Lower Hospital Readmission Risk in Edmonton, AB
By Zareena Ali, 9:00 am on September 4, 2019

After being treated for an illness or injury, most seniors don’t want to head back to the hospital anytime soon. When seniors are injured or have compromised immune systems, being readmitted to the hospital could potentially put their health in danger, which is why older adults and their caregivers should spend some time familiarizing themselves with the best methods and strategies for reducing hospital readmissions. Work with the Hospital’s Discharge…

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Learning About Respite Care in Edmonton, AB
Learning About Respite Care in Edmonton, AB
By Zareena Ali, 9:00 am on August 28, 2019

For family caregivers, getting help can be challenging and increase their risk of physical and mental exhaustion. However, respite care can reduce stress and simplify the caregiving role. Here are some details about in-home respite care and how it helps seniors and their families. Companionship Older adults don’t have to be sick to use respite care. Many seniors take advantage of the option for companionship. Aging adults feel good knowing…

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Reversible Causes of Dementia Symptoms in Edmonton, AB
Reversible Causes of Dementia Symptoms in Edmonton, AB
By Zareena Ali, 9:00 am on August 21, 2019

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, more than 700,000 Canadians are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease or some other form of dementia. If you notice symptoms suggesting your aging loved one may be one of them, you might assume you’re seeing early signs of dementia. However, there are some causes of dementia-like symptoms that are reversible. Below you’ll find six possibilities. 1. Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH) Commonly referred to as “water…

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Useful Communication Aids for Stroke Survivors in Edmonton, AB
Useful Communication Aids for Stroke Survivors in Edmonton, AB
By Zareena Ali, 9:00 am on August 14, 2019

Approximately one third of stroke survivors experience communication problems. Some may not be able to speak, and others have difficulty understanding language. However, seniors need not be without a means of communication. There are many devices available that help senior stroke survivors regain the ability to communicate. 1. Whiteboards Whiteboards are ideal for seniors who retain the ability to write with at least one hand and who haven’t lost their…

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Strategies for Treating Parkinson’s in Edmonton, AB
Strategies for Treating Parkinson’s in Edmonton, AB
By Zareena Ali, 9:00 am on August 7, 2019

Parkinson’s disease can cause minor or significant neurological symptoms. Your elderly loved one may have the ability to perform the activities of daily living when Parkinson’s is in its early stages. However, advanced stages of the disease may lead to mobility, swallowing, and speaking difficulties. Here are some Parkinson’s disease treatment guidelines you should know about. Exercise Exercising enhances muscle strength and may ease leg spasms. It can also reduce…

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Enjoyable At-Home Activities for Seniors Recovering from Strokes in Edmonton, AB
Enjoyable At-Home Activities for Seniors Recovering from Strokes in Edmonton, AB
By Zareena Ali, 9:00 am on July 24, 2019

Once your senior loved one is ready to go home to continue stroke recovery, you may find that he or she gets bored throughout the day. While your loved one was in the hospital, he or she may have been so busy with therapy and just trying to recover that most of his or her energy was spent. At home, your loved one has more time and should be feeling…

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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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