By Home Care Assistance, 9:00 am on November 17, 2017

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…

By Home Care Assistance, 9:00 am on November 3, 2017

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…

By Home Care Assistance, 9:00 am on October 20, 2017

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…

By Home Care Assistance, 9:00 am on October 6, 2017

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…

By Home Care Assistance, 9:00 am on September 22, 2017

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…

By Home Care Assistance, 9:00 am on September 8, 2017

Parkinson’s disease affects the nervous system and causes brain cells to die. However, eating nutritious foods can protect brain cells, slow the progression of this disease, and ease the symptoms. The following foods are nutritious for aging adults with Parkinson’s disease. 1. Nuts Walnuts, pistachios, cashews, and other nuts are…

By Home Care Assistance, 9:00 am on August 18, 2017

Strokes are caused by a variety of uncontrollable factors such as age, gender, and family history. However, there are some risk factors that can be managed through healthy lifestyle choices. Here are six ways for seniors to reduce their risk of strokes.  1. Stop Smoking Smoking causes fatty acids to…

By Home Care Assistance, 9:00 am on August 4, 2017

Golfing is a game that provides seniors with the mental and physical challenges their bodies need. Your senior loved one could slow cognitive decline and enhance his or her quality of life by taking up golf. Here’s a look at some of the different benefits your loved one can gain…

By Home Care Assistance, 9:00 am on July 21, 2017

Attending local events can enhance a senior’s outlook on life and boost his or her mood. Keeping active also helps older adults socialize and stave off isolation. Here are five local events in Calgary that will surely brighten a senior’s day.  1. Movies at the Meadows  Spruce Meadows, at 18011 Spruce…

By Home Care Assistance, 9:00 am on July 7, 2017

The foods seniors eat are instrumental in keeping their brains healthy. Foods rich in certain nutrients and antioxidants are especially effective in warding off age-related memory impairment and dementia. The following are 10 brain-boosting foods you should consider adding to your senior loved one’s diet. 1. Oats A daily breakfast…

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