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By Lutgarda Mariano, 9:00 am on September 18, 2020

Most aging adults are eager to maintain as much of their independence as they can for as long as possible. Whether your senior loved one is adamant about never entering an assisted living facility or is currently staying with you in your home, having the right technology on hand can…

By Lutgarda Mariano, 9:00 am on September 4, 2020

As Parkinson’s disease progresses, its symptoms, such as slow movements and tremors, can make daily life more challenging. However, there are many popular assistance tools available that can ease the difficulty of performing day-to-day tasks. Such tools can reduce frustration for the senior loved one in your life and restore…

By Lutgarda Mariano, 9:00 am on August 21, 2020

Personal hygiene is an essential part of good health, so if your aging loved one stops bathing, you should take it as a signal you need to step in. To help your loved one get back on track, take these five steps that address the most common reasons seniors refuse…

By Lutgarda Mariano, 9:00 am on August 7, 2020

One of the joys of caring for an older loved one is the time spent together doing enjoyable activities. Fortunately, there are many options for activities that can be mentally and/or physically beneficial for seniors and enjoyable at the same time for everyone who participates. Here are some suggestions to…

By Lutgarda Mariano, 9:00 am on July 24, 2020

Seniors often find it difficult to follow the recommendations for good oral health. For instance, holding a toothbrush can be challenging for people with muscle weakness or arthritis, and flossing may feel impossible for someone who lacks hand dexterity. Finding ways to overcome these challenges is critical, since your senior…

By Lutgarda Mariano, 9:00 am on July 10, 2020

According to the Arthritis Society, one out of every five Canadians currently lives with arthritis—which amounts to about 6 million people, many of whom are older. Living with this inflammation-based condition can also be a physical and emotional roller coaster for seniors. If your aging loved one has arthritis but…

By Lutgarda Mariano, 9:00 am on June 19, 2020

More than 100,000 Canadians are currently living with Parkinson’s disease (PD), a figure expected to significantly increase by 2031, according to Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario. While there are many factors that can play a role in the development of PD, there are some ways seniors may be able to reduce…

By Lutgarda Mariano, 9:00 am on June 5, 2020

Adult children and others who take on family caregiving duties often go into the situation with a sense of duty and honor. They may see caregiving as an opportunity to give back to a senior loved one who has done so much for them. They may also feel allowing a…

By Lutgarda Mariano, 9:00 am on May 22, 2020

Older adults may reach a point in their lives when they cannot drive. While the inability to drive often results from medication side effects, it could also be due to severe vision, hearing, or cognitive challenges. Either way, your aging loved one needs to be able to get where he…

By Lutgarda Mariano, 9:00 am on May 8, 2020

Leg weakness in older adults, whether it’s progressive in nature or sudden, is worrisome because it can increase the risk of falling. In fact, results from a Canadian Community Health Survey show anywhere from 20–30 percent of seniors fall each year. Here’s a closer look at some of the possible…