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Can We Help Older Adults Lower the Risk of Coronavirus in Victoria, BC
Can We Help Older Adults Lower the Risk of Coronavirus in Victoria, BC
By Lutgarda Mariano, 9:00 am on April 3, 2020

With the 24/7 news cycle bombarding people with information about the coronavirus pandemic, it can be very difficult to determine what information is accurate. If you’re caring for an aging loved one, you need to sit down and come up with a comprehensive mitigation plan based on facts. Here’s a look at some simple and effective steps you can take to help your loved one reduce his or her coronavirus…

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Daily Caregiving Strategies for Dementia Caregivers in Victoria, BC
Daily Caregiving Strategies for Dementia Caregivers in Victoria, BC
By Lutgarda Mariano, 9:00 am on March 20, 2020

Caring for a senior loved one with dementia presents many challenges, but there are ways to simplify daily tasks and boost your loved one’s health. An effective care plan could reduce the risk of errors and prevent you from being overworked. Below you’ll find tips that can make caring for your loved one with dementia easier for you and your family. 1. Get Support Accepting help from others is one…

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How to Recognize Elder Abuse When You Don't Live Near Your Loved One in Victoria, BC
How to Recognize Elder Abuse When You Don't Live Near Your Loved One in Victoria, BC
By Lutgarda Mariano, 9:00 am on March 6, 2020

Active caregivers don’t let living a long distance away and other obstacles stand in the way of keeping their senior loved ones safe and secure. However, they do need to come up with strategies to manage their roles and prevent problems such as neglect. Continue reading to learn what to look for as a long-distance family caregiver to spot elder abuse from afar. Bedsores These pressure sores are one of…

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Is Comprehension Affected by Dementia in Victoria, BC
Is Comprehension Affected by Dementia in Victoria, BC
By Lutgarda Mariano, 9:00 am on February 21, 2020

Talking to someone with dementia can sometimes be confusing for caregivers. On some days, your senior loved one may seem to understand everything you say. At other times, he or she may seem completely out of touch, and you may worry about whether you’re meeting his or her needs. These concerns are common among caregivers, and it’s a good sign that you care enough to want to know how much…

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Why a Family Caregiver Needs to Take Breaks in Victoria, BC
Why a Family Caregiver Needs to Take Breaks in Victoria, BC
By Lutgarda Mariano, 9:00 am on February 7, 2020

The Canadian Association of Retired Persons (CARP) reports about 8 million Canadians provide informal care for loved ones. If this is what you do on a regular basis, you know how it can be both personally rewarding and stressful at times. For this reason, it can be beneficial to take a break by having other family members help out or exploring your options with professional home care. Here are five…

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Tips for Seniors to Battle Isolation in Victoria, BC
Tips for Seniors to Battle Isolation in Victoria, BC
By Lutgarda Mariano, 9:00 am on January 24, 2020

It’s common for older adults to become inactive and withdraw from social activities as they age. The isolation is often caused by stress, fatigue, limited mobility, and cognitive impairment. However, your elderly parent can use the tips below to stay active and prevent isolation in the senior years. Say “Yes” More Accepting invitations to community and family events allows seniors to socialize with others. Older adults need to establish and…

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Activities Older Adults Can Enjoy Daily in Victoria, BC
Activities Older Adults Can Enjoy Daily in Victoria, BC
By Lutgarda Mariano, 9:00 am on January 10, 2020

Finding purposeful activities for your senior loved one to do at home or in the community can help him or her manage stress and boost his or her overall wellbeing. These activities should be stimulating tasks that help seniors stave off age-related conditions. Continue reading to learn about enjoyable everyday activities your loved one should take up and the benefits they provide. 1. Walking Getting out of the home and…

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How to Persuade Seniors to Be Socially Active in Victoria, BC
How to Persuade Seniors to Be Socially Active in Victoria, BC
By Lutgarda Mariano, 9:00 am on December 20, 2019

Socially involved seniors are happier and healthier than those who are isolated. Your loved one’s social life will likely encounter a few changes over the years, especially after retiring or losing his or her spouse. These six strategies can keep older adults socially engaged so they always have somewhere to turn for entertainment or a caring person to talk to about their experiences. 1. Emphasize Their Desire to Help Your…

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Causes of Lewy Body Dementia in Victoria, BC
Causes of Lewy Body Dementia in Victoria, BC
By Lutgarda Mariano, 9:00 am on December 6, 2019

Lewy body is a condition that impacts millions of people each year, and it’s caused by the abnormal buildup of proteins in the brain. These proteins are known as Lewy bodies, and they affect cognition, movement, and mental health. Continue reading to learn about Lewy body dementia, including what causes the condition and how it’s treated. Age Most cases of Lewy body dementia involve seniors over the age of 65….

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Tips to Communicate with a Loved One Who Has Dementia in Victoria, BC
Tips to Communicate with a Loved One Who Has Dementia in Victoria, BC
By Lutgarda Mariano, 9:00 am on November 22, 2019

Attempting to communicate with a senior loved one who has dementia can be challenging at times. Of course, making the effort to remain engaged with someone special in your life who happens to have a dementia-related condition can also result in some much-appreciated quality time. For the most part, this is possible even if your loved one’s cognitive impairment is severe. Below you’ll find some tips to help you communicate…

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