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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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6 Healthy Gluten-Free Foods for Aging Adults

6 Healthy Gluten-Free Foods for Aging Adults

Even seniors who don’t have celiac disease might benefit from removing gluten from their diets. Some short-term studies have shown gluten-free diets can regulate cholesterol levels, boost digestive health, and increase energy levels. Seniors who want to make the transition to a gluten-free diet should consider these six nutritious and delicious foods.  1. Oats Oats are full of antioxidants that…

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Why Senior Pets and Aging Adults Are the Perfect Match

Why Senior Pets and Aging Adults Are the Perfect Match

The benefits of having pets are well known, and older adults often love to dote on their favorite animal companions. Whether your senior loved one prefers dogs or cats, adopting a pet is a great way to give an animal a loving home. As you help your loved one search for the perfect pet, consider these reasons why older pets…

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Common Reasons Caregivers Experience Burnout

Common Reasons Caregivers Experience Burnout

Family caregivers who become emotionally, physically, and mentally exhausted are likely to experience caregiver burnout. Instead of being caring and compassionate, caregivers experiencing burnout tend to become agitated and inattentive. Burnout can occur for a variety of reasons, but it can be prevented. Here are some of the common causes of caregiver burnout and some methods to prevent them.  High…

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7 Engaging Activities for Aging Adults with Dementia

7 Engaging Activities for Aging Adults with Dementia

Living with dementia can be challenging for seniors and their caregivers. Seniors with dementia typically withdraw from activities even though they are necessary for brain stimulation and socialization. Here are a few fun and stimulating activities that can reduce some of the effects of cognitive impairment and lead to a better quality of life. 1. Gardening  The peacefulness of a…

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Read About the Lives of 5 Inspirational Aging Adults

Read About the Lives of 5 Inspirational Aging Adults

Age is just a number. Seniors are still capable of accomplishing great things, from athletic feats to virtuoso performances. Here are 5 incredible seniors sure to inspire others to greatness.  1. Edith Wilma Connor Most people associate bodybuilding with men in their 20s and 30s. Edith Wilma Connor smashed this stereotype when she decided to start lifting weights at the…

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