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The Benefits of Music Therapy for Alzheimer’s or Dementia

The Benefits of Music Therapy for Alzheimer’s or Dementia

  Dementia and Alzheimer’s, as is commonly known, affects mostly the elderly over the age of 65. As life expectancy in the developed nations has increased in the recent few decades due to the advancement in the healthcare industry and availability of newer and better treatment options, dementia is a more common affliction than ever before. Despite many recent promising…

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A New Approach to Dementia and Alzheimer’s Care

A New Approach to Dementia and Alzheimer’s Care

Dementia affects nearly 47 million people worldwide, more than half of whom are from low- and middle-income countries. There are nearly 9.9 million new cases reported each year. These figures are not expected to decrease anytime soon since experts estimate that the number of individuals affected by dementia in 2030 should reach 75 million or even triple by 2050. According…

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Exercise Safety Tips for Seniors

Exercise Safety Tips for Seniors

The benefits of exercise and staying active are largely known and scientifically proven. However, people tend to shy away from working out as they get older, although interestingly enough, seniors can benefit from working out as much as younger people, if not more. Indeed, exercise can benefit seniors in many ways. It can promote mobility, flexibility and strength. It can…

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10 Secrets of Happy Aging

10 Secrets of Happy Aging

Nowadays, people seem obsessed with the idea of never growing old. Our culture is so into delaying and fighting the process of aging that we tend to forget that it is a beautiful thing. Indeed, growing older is a chance that not everyone gets in life, therefore we must cease to see it as just grey hair or painful joints,…

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Understanding Private and Public Home Care in Calgary

Understanding Private and Public Home Care in Calgary

Aging Seniors in Calgary are seeking help at home in greater numbers every year. Family and friends sometimes step in to provide caregiving, however many families turn to professional home care services for their loved ones, whether through private home care companies or through Alberta Health Services (AHS). Private home care is based upon the principle that older adults should…

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Recognizing Signs of Stroke

Recognizing Signs of Stroke

It’s late in the evening when your elderly father calls complaining about a sudden headache when he moves, and his speech is slurred and he sounds confused. Is he just tired? A bad day? Or is this something much more serious? There’s a chance he’s having a stroke and doesn’t know it. May is Stroke Awareness Month and for many…

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Home Care Isn’t Just for Seniors

Home Care Isn’t Just for Seniors

Home Care Isn’t Just for Seniors By Ian Busby When the words ‘home care’ get used, the immediate image is a senior getting help maintaining their health and their home. While Home Care Assistance Calgary can tend to a senior’s needs with great attention, they can also provide the same services to a wide variety of people struggling to maintain…

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Home Care Assistance Brings Awareness to Hospital to Home Care Program in Recognition of Heart Month

Home Care Assistance Brings Awareness to Hospital to Home Care Program in Recognition of Heart Month

Home Care Assistance is the leading provider of post-hospitalization services following congestive heart failure or stroke, reducing avoidable re-admissions for patients. Home Care Assistance Calgary offers post-hospitalization services to older adults following congestive heart failure or stroke. Statistics indicate that a large percentage of older adults are readmitted into the hospital within one month of discharge from a heart-related admission.…

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Calgary’s Quick Tips for Senior Fire Safety

Calgary’s Quick Tips for Senior Fire Safety

My father spent his whole career in fire safety, with residential and commercial fire sprinklers. This has prompted me to gain his prospective and provide some tips on senior fire safety. Every year, more than 27% of all deaths by fire are to persons the age of 70 and over. According to the National Fire Protection Association, seniors are twice…

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