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

While many people know fall risk increases with age, did you know that falls are the leading cause of disability among those aged 65 or older? In fact, among seniors in Canada, 20 percent of deaths are caused by falls or complications resulting from falls. Statistics also show that almost…

By Home Care Assistance, 9:00 am on September 22, 2021

Dementia more commonly develops around age 80, but early-onset dementia can occur when people in their 50s, 60s, or even younger. It’s normally associated with a few specific causes, such as certain health conditions or brain damage. Knowing the following causes of early-onset dementia can help your senior loved one…

By Home Care Assistance, 9:00 am on September 8, 2021

Proper nutrition is essential for stroke survivors, who may need to modify their diets to prevent additional strokes from occurring. Often, these changes will fall upon family caregivers, who need to understand how to make sure their senior loved ones eat nutritious foods each day during recovery. Here are some…

By Home Care Assistance, 9:00 am on August 18, 2021

Summers can be very hard for seniors, since they could experience heat stroke and heat exhaustion if they spend too much time outdoors. Finding interesting things for aging adults to do indoors while keeping their minds and bodies active is easier than you might think. Here are a number of…

By Home Care Assistance, 9:00 am on August 4, 2021

Family caregivers need all the encouragement they can get. You might have noticed the family caregiver in your life selflessly putting his or her own needs aside to care for an aging loved one. The caregiver may love what he or she does, but taking care of someone else every…

By Home Care Assistance, 9:00 am on July 21, 2021

Age spots are areas of excess melanin resulting from exposure to artificial ultraviolet light or the sun. These natural remedies can fade the darkness of age spots as well as smooth their texture.  Lemon Juice Lemons contain vitamin C, which is an antioxidant. Antioxidants have a bleaching component that can…

By Home Care Assistance, 9:00 am on July 7, 2021

Memory gardens are fast becoming common features in nursing homes and senior living facilities throughout the nation. A memory garden is a special outdoor area that offers multiple forms of stimuli for aging adults. The visual, tactile, olfactory, and auditory stimulation these creations provide can be especially beneficial for those…

By Home Care Assistance, 9:00 am on June 23, 2021

As people get older, their diets sometimes become more limited, and this can mean they lose out on vital nutrients. To combat nutrient loss, try adding fresh or frozen papaya to your senior loved one’s daily diet. This tropical fruit contains many vitamins, antioxidants, and other nutrients that can help…

By Home Care Assistance, 9:00 am on June 9, 2021

A growing body of research has found that a healthy diet—along with brain exercises and an active social life—can go a long way toward protecting brain health and even delaying or preventing Alzheimer’s disease. Here are a handful of vitamins and minerals that are believed to reduce the risk of…

By Home Care Assistance, 9:00 am on May 19, 2021

Many women think they should consult a gynecologist only during pregnancy, which is why several women over 65 avoid gynecological consultations. They may think they don’t need a checkup, or that an exam will inevitably lead to the diagnosis of a medical condition. However, regular gynecological exams can save lives….