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By Lutgarda Mariano, 9:00 am on January 21, 2022

With age, the hair cells in the ears begin to break down, preventing them from picking up sound vibrations as well as they could in the past. Though hearing loss isn’t completely preventable, its severity can be reduced. To preserve your senior loved one’s hearing, use these tips. Avoid Loud…

By Lutgarda Mariano, 9:00 am on January 7, 2022

Seniors have a unique perspective on the world that comes from watching the effects of pollution on the environment over the years, and many worry about the impact this damage may have upon future generations. Fortunately, your senior loved one can have a major positive impact on the environment with…

By Lutgarda Mariano, 9:00 am on December 24, 2021

According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 1.6 million Canadians live with the effects of strokes or heart disease. Each year, more than 350,000 people are hospitalized for these conditions, and seniors are especially vulnerable to strokes. Fortunately, there are many things aging adults and their caregivers can do to…

By Lutgarda Mariano, 9:00 am on December 10, 2021

Acceptance of an Alzheimer’s diagnosis takes time, and it’s common for a senior to deny his or her health condition both before and after a doctor has provided confirmation. Your aging loved one’s denial can interfere with your ability to keep him or her safe. While you may not be…

By Lutgarda Mariano, 9:00 am on November 19, 2021

Retirement is a stage in life many people face with mixed emotions. On one hand, it can be exciting to enjoy some freedom from the stresses of work. On the other hand, leaving the workforce can leave some seniors feeling as if they’ve lost their purpose. While it’s true that…

By Lutgarda Mariano, 9:00 am on November 5, 2021

There are many myths and misconceptions surrounding diabetes in seniors. However, with proper support, management, and care, senior diabetics can still continue to live healthy, productive lives with minimal complications.  Myth #1 – All Seniors Will Develop Diabetes While the incidences of diabetes in seniors are on the rise, it…

By Lutgarda Mariano, 9:00 am on October 22, 2021

To stay as healthy as possible, most adults of any age should strive to exercise for about 30 minutes most days of the week. The type of exercise largely depends on the individual’s own health status as well as what exercises the doctor says is safe. Typically, the types of…

By Lutgarda Mariano, 9:00 am on October 8, 2021

If your aging loved one has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, you undoubtedly have many questions. From general information about the disease to how it will affect your parent’s physical and mental capabilities, it can be challenging to know which questions to ask or where to even start. Here are…

By Lutgarda Mariano, 9:00 am on September 17, 2021

Seniors are at high risk for kidney disease. To help your aging loved one prevent this condition, it’s important to shed some light on a health concern most seniors and caregivers don’t talk about.  What Is Kidney Disease? The kidneys are the body’s filtration system. When a senior has kidney…

By Lutgarda Mariano, 9:00 am on September 3, 2021

As a caregiver, you’ll often spend a lot of time interacting with the healthcare professionals in your senior loved one’s life. Enhancing communication with healthcare experts can help you ensure your loved one’s needs are met.  Take Notes No matter how well you think you can listen, you may find…