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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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Ways to Reduce Stroke Risk in Seniors in Edmonton, AB
Ways to Reduce Stroke Risk in Seniors in Edmonton, AB
By Zareena Ali, 9:00 am on May 8, 2019

Strokes are quite dangerous, but fortunately it’s possible to make lifestyle changes that may prevent strokes. Basic things like taking blood pressure medication and going for a run aren’t the only ways to reduce stroke risks. Encourage your aging loved one to try out these five unique activities to lower the chances of having a stroke. 1. Remember to Floss There’s a surprisingly strong link between gum disease and cardiovascular…

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Ways to Manage Insomnia in Aging Adults in Edmonton, AB
Ways to Manage Insomnia in Aging Adults in Edmonton, AB
By Zareena Ali, 9:00 am on April 24, 2019

Insomnia often strikes older adults, and many people are surprised to find out it can involve more than just being unable to fall asleep. Insomnia can also include frequent waking during the night or waking up early and being unable to get back to sleep. Seniors who experience these symptoms can also experience issues during the day, such as drowsiness and a higher risk for falls. When your senior loved…

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Consequences of Stress on the Aging Adults in Edmonton, AB
Consequences of Stress on the Aging Adults in Edmonton, AB
By Zareena Ali, 9:00 am on April 17, 2019

Seniors may encounter difficult situations and decisions, causing high levels of stress and anxiety. Failing to manage stress levels could lead to poor quality of life and various health issues. Learn how stress affects seniors and what you can do as a caregiver to manage each effect. Increases the Risk of Heart Disease Too much stress can lead to high blood pressure and elevated cholesterol levels, increasing the risk of…

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Helpful Apps for Seniors Living with Dementia in Edmonton, AB
Helpful Apps for Seniors Living with Dementia in Edmonton, AB
By Zareena Ali, 9:00 am on April 10, 2019

Teaching a senior loved one with dementia how to use a smartphone or tablet might be challenging, but those devices can be incredibly beneficial with the right apps. Software developers from around the world are creating amazing programs for aging adults with dementia, and these apps could have a major impact on your loved one’s quality of life. Here’s a quick glimpse at six great apps for seniors who have…

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Stages of Parkinson's Disease in Edmonton, AB
Stages of Parkinson's Disease in Edmonton, AB
By Zareena Ali, 9:00 am on April 3, 2019

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive condition, which means it gradually worsens and changes over time. To accurately describe the condition, doctors have divided Parkinson’s symptoms into five basic stages. Not all people progress at the same rate, but the scale developed by Hoehn and Yahr is still quite helpful for understanding the disease. Learning about the stages of Parkinson’s disease can help you know what to expect and develop a…

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What Causes Caregivers to Stress Out in Edmonton, AB
What Causes Caregivers to Stress Out in Edmonton, AB
By Zareena Ali, 9:00 am on March 27, 2019

The role of a family caregiver can be great, but it can also bring about challenging and stressful times. When caregivers are unable to control their stress levels, their risk of burnout and severe health issues could increase. Here are some of the pressures family caregivers experience and how to prevent each cause. Taking on Too Much Your health needs to be in good shape or you won’t be able…

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What Are the Effects of Vitamin B on Progression of Alzheimer’s in Edmonton, AB
What Are the Effects of Vitamin B on Progression of Alzheimer’s in Edmonton, AB
By Zareena Ali, 9:00 am on March 20, 2019

Pharmaceutical researchers continue developing medications in hopes of preventing the progression of Alzheimer’s symptoms. Efforts thus far haven’t produced monumental results. However, along with medical interventions, nutrition and physical activity play a role in cognitive health. B complex vitamins are essential for nerve and neuron health and function. There’s evidence the nutrients may also interfere with the mechanisms that cause cognitive impairment. The Importance of B Vitamins Several B vitamins…

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Cognitively Stimulating Activities for Seniors with Dementia in Edmonton, AB
Cognitively Stimulating Activities for Seniors with Dementia in Edmonton, AB
By Zareena Ali, 9:00 am on March 13, 2019

The functional capabilities of seniors with dementia begin to decrease as the condition progresses, but seniors still retain many of their abilities. Therefore, it’s important for them to continue doing many of the activities they enjoyed in the past as well as learning new things. Here are some mentally stimulating activities your aging loved one should try if he or she has been diagnosed with dementia. 1. Drawing and Painting…

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