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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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Tips to Accelerate the Stroke Recovery Process in Victoria, BC
Tips to Accelerate the Stroke Recovery Process in Victoria, BC
By Lutgarda Mariano, 9:00 am on November 8, 2019

A stroke can negatively impact every aspect of a senior’s life, and many survivors live with the effects for years. While having a stroke can be overwhelming for an aging adult, medical professionals have come up with some amazing treatments. Many stroke survivors are able to regain some of their abilities within weeks, and your aging loved one could be back on his or her feet before you know it…

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Conditions that Require Readmissions Most Often in Victoria, BC
Conditions that Require Readmissions Most Often in Victoria, BC
By Lutgarda Mariano, 9:00 am on October 18, 2019

A study of Canadian seniors over the age of 65 revealed that nearly 13 percent required readmission to the hospital within a month after being discharged. Some conditions increase the odds that an older adult will return to the hospital. However, family members can play a role in reducing the risk if they’re aware of the most common diagnoses. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Seniors living with asthma, chronic bronchitis, or…

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Types of Healthy Food for Diabetic Stroke Survivors in Victoria, BC
Types of Healthy Food for Diabetic Stroke Survivors in Victoria, BC
By Lutgarda Mariano, 9:00 am on October 4, 2019

People with diabetes must be careful about consuming foods that raise blood sugar. Highly processed foods can be high in fat, salt, and sugar, which are also dangerous for those at high risk of stroke. However, there are plenty of nutritious foods stroke survivors with diabetes can enjoy that not only keep blood sugar under control but can also lower the risk of future strokes. Consider these seven nutritious foods…

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Tips for Parkinson’s Caregivers in Victoria, BC
Tips for Parkinson’s Caregivers in Victoria, BC
By Lutgarda Mariano, 9:00 am on September 20, 2019

Your senior loved one with Parkinson’s disease has the ability to enjoy a full and happy life, provided he or she has some support at home. Each stage of the disease brings changes that require both you and your loved one to adjust and plan carefully. Your loved one will also need to take caring for his or her health seriously if he or she hasn’t done so in the…

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How to Manage Your Loved One’s Dementia-Related Combativeness in Victoria, BC
How to Manage Your Loved One’s Dementia-Related Combativeness in Victoria, BC
By Lutgarda Mariano, 9:00 am on September 6, 2019

Even if your aging loved one used to be a kind and gentle person, dementia can cause significant changes in personality. Over time, you might begin to notice your loved one becomes combative or angry at the drop of a hat, and managing those symptoms could be difficult if you don’t plan ahead. Luckily, researchers and neurologists have come up with some highly effective tools for managing dementia-related combativeness.  Carefully…

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