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Tips to Address Caregiving Disputes Among Siblings in Edmonton, AB
Tips to Address Caregiving Disputes Among Siblings in Edmonton, AB
By Zareena Ali, 9:00 am on March 25, 2020

Normally, when it comes to caring for an older family member, having some help from brothers and sisters can be a good thing. However, siblings are sometimes a source of stress if conflicts arise. There’s nothing you can do about family dynamics, but there are some ways you can effectively handle conflicts with your siblings in a way that’s ultimately good for your loved one. Define Caregiving Responsibilities Conflicts sometimes…

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How to Provide High-Quality Daily Care for a Senior with Dementia in Edmonton, AB
How to Provide High-Quality Daily Care for a Senior with Dementia in Edmonton, AB
By Zareena Ali, 9:00 am on March 18, 2020

The Alzheimer Society of Canada reports more than 400,000 seniors in Canada are currently living with dementia. If one of these individuals is an aging parent you care for on a daily basis, it can be beneficial to have a better idea of how you can effectively offer the type of assistance that’s needed. Below, you’ll find six tips to keep in mind to help you achieve this goal. 1….

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Changes in the 5 Senses that Accompany Aging in Edmonton, AB
Changes in the 5 Senses that Accompany Aging in Edmonton, AB
By Zareena Ali, 9:00 am on March 11, 2020

As seniors grow older, all five of their primary senses change. While these types of changes are perfectly natural, there are a few tactics older adults can use to protect their senses as much as possible. Here’s a look at how the aging process impacts the senses and a few steps seniors can take to adapt to those changes. 1. Sight When it comes to age-related health issues, vision loss…

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Tips to Help Aging Adults Put Their Affairs in Order in Edmonton, AB
Tips to Help Aging Adults Put Their Affairs in Order in Edmonton, AB
By Zareena Ali, 9:00 am on March 4, 2020

No one likes to think about their own mortality, but there comes a time when seniors must consider their options for estate planning. If your aging loved one hasn’t discussed issues such as creating a trust or what to do with his or her assets when he or she passes away, you might need to encourage him or her to do so. With a little bit of assistance and some…

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Why Strong Emotional Health Is Crucial for Seniors in Edmonton, AB
Why Strong Emotional Health Is Crucial for Seniors in Edmonton, AB
By Zareena Ali, 9:00 am on February 26, 2020

Emotional wellness is a significant factor when it comes to aging. Seniors who are emotionally healthy are mindful of the people and things that truly matter, and they work with what they have to continue navigating through life. Take a look at some reasons seniors need to maintain their emotional wellbeing. 1. Boosts Self-Esteem Emotional wellness can help seniors feel good about themselves and who they’ve become. Seniors with strong…

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Reasons for Mini-Strokes in Older Adults in Edmonton, AB
Reasons for Mini-Strokes in Older Adults in Edmonton, AB
By Zareena Ali, 9:00 am on February 19, 2020

Mini-strokes (transient ischemic attacks) are sometimes called “silent strokes” because they often produce vague symptoms or ones that go away fairly quickly. These symptoms include dizziness, confusion, vision changes, severe headaches, and speech-related difficulties. Because mini-strokes often lead to more serious strokes, we’re going to focus on five common causes of transient ischemic attacks and what your senior loved one can do to reduce the risk of experiencing them. 1….

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Do Women or Men Have a Greater Chance of Getting Alzheimer's in Edmonton, AB
Do Women or Men Have a Greater Chance of Getting Alzheimer's in Edmonton, AB
By Zareena Ali, 9:00 am on February 12, 2020

Women have a higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s, a progressive disorder that causes memory impairment and leads to poor reasoning. As a result, they may have difficulty carrying out daily tasks and rely on family caregivers for assistance. Take a look at some of the reasons women are more likely to develop Alzheimer’s and what can be done to prevent and treat the disease. Brain Atrophy The rate at which…

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Why Is Excessive Sleepiness Related to Dementia in Seniors in Edmonton, AB
Why Is Excessive Sleepiness Related to Dementia in Seniors in Edmonton, AB
By Zareena Ali, 9:00 am on February 5, 2020

Any significant change in your senior loved one’s behavior should be cause for concern, and being extremely sleepy during the day could be a sign something is going on with his or her health. Seniors with dementia sometimes experience changes in their sleep patterns, but being sleepy during the day doesn’t necessarily mean your loved one has this condition. Learn more about why excessive sleepiness happens so you can tell…

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Helping a Senior with Poor Hygiene in Edmonton, AB
Helping a Senior with Poor Hygiene in Edmonton, AB
By Zareena Ali, 9:00 am on January 29, 2020

Good personal hygiene can enhance socialization, prevent infections, and boost quality of life. However, many seniors face difficulty with daily tasks pertaining to cleanliness, including bathing, laundry, and oral care. Family caregivers should step in to ensure their aging loved ones receive assistance with everyday tasks, including personal grooming and household chores. Continue reading to find tips you can use when helping a loved one with poor hygiene. 1. Communicate…

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Amazing Everyday Activities for Aging Adults in Edmonton, AB
Amazing Everyday Activities for Aging Adults in Edmonton, AB
By Zareena Ali, 9:00 am on January 22, 2020

Seniors sometimes find it difficult to fill their schedules when they have so much extra time available after retirement, but the senior years are the ideal time to develop new hobbies that help older adults enjoy life and preserve their health. These six activities can be done every day, so your aging loved one will always have something enjoyable to do. 1. Knit for Charity Many seniors enjoy volunteering, and…

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