By Home Care Assistance, 9:00 am on February 17, 2021

Walking is an important form of exercise for seniors living with Parkinson’s. Staying physically active can help seniors perform daily activities and tasks even as the disease progresses. Here are some of the benefits walking provides seniors with Parkinson’s disease. Increases Motor Skills Many people are under the misconception that…

By Home Care Assistance, 12:25 am on February 9, 2021

It’s any dementia caregiver’s worst nightmare. Checking in on their aging relative or home care ward only to find the house empty. A short lucid walk can quickly turn into a confused elder becoming lost and ranging far away from their home. Living in the Calgary area, even summertime temperatures…

By Home Care Assistance, 9:00 am on February 3, 2021

Good friends know when to step up and help out, even during stressful situations. You must be that good friend when someone you know is caring for a senior parent. In many instances, your friendship may be precisely what this person needs to stay mentally and physically sharp. Below are…

By Home Care Assistance, 9:00 am on January 20, 2021

After the age of 65, maintaining healthy kidneys becomes increasingly important. Seniors are at risk for chronic kidney disease, which can manifest in many ways, ranging from fatigue to frequent urination. Here are a few ways seniors can maintain kidney health as they age.  1. Eat a Healthy Diet A…

By Home Care Assistance, 9:00 am on January 6, 2021

Celiac disease causes the immune system to become sensitive to gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley. When seniors with this condition ingest gluten, it can damage the intestines. A 2009 study published in Gastroenterology Clinics of North America reported one-third of adults over the age of 65…

By Home Care Assistance, 9:00 am on December 23, 2020

Superfoods give seniors the nutritional value they need, and many contain powerful antioxidants that fight against free radicals that damage cells in the body. By eating superfoods, your senior loved one can reduce the risk of a variety of age-related diseases. Here are some of the superfoods your loved one…

By Home Care Assistance, 9:00 am on December 9, 2020

Seniors with strong social connections benefit from having the support they need to maintain their physical health while combating loneliness. While it may seem daunting to seek out new friendships after retirement, there are many ways for seniors to connect with loved ones and meet others who share their interests….

By Home Care Assistance, 9:00 am on November 18, 2020

High blood pressure increases the risk of heart attacks, strokes, and many other serious health conditions, so it’s important for seniors to manage their blood pressure. A doctor may prescribe medication if your aging loved one’s blood pressure is extremely high, but there are also a few steps your loved…

By Home Care Assistance, 9:00 am on November 4, 2020

If an elderly relative has recently come to live with you, you’ll quickly realize there are a few basic changes you need to make around the house to better accommodate his or her needs. Start with these tips. 1. Rearrange Living Spaces to Suit Your Loved One’s Needs When you…

By Home Care Assistance, 9:00 am on October 21, 2020

Smoking is a powerful addiction that can be challenging to stop at any age, and seniors are often hit hardest by the negative consequences of this habit because they’ve indulged in it for many years. While some seniors may feel as though the damage has already been done, the truth…

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