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By Lutgarda Mariano, 9:00 am on March 4, 2022

Every day, family caregivers go through stress that can lead to burnout if it’s left unaddressed. For many caregivers, stress isn’t necessarily related to single events. Instead, it’s the daily caregiving duties that often lead to burnout. For these reasons, it’s best to hire professional caregivers when caregiving duties become…

By Lutgarda Mariano, 9:00 am on February 18, 2022

Because Alzheimer’s has such a significant impact on a senior’s wellbeing, it’s important for families and doctors to take whatever steps they can to catch the disease in its earliest stages and slow its progression. Here’s how using a smell test might come into play in diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease. The…

By Lutgarda Mariano, 9:00 am on February 4, 2022

When seniors engage in creative hobbies, these activities often give them a sense of purpose, lift their mood, and provide them with feelings of independence. In addition, staying creative past 65 can even have a positive impact on mental and physical wellbeing. Here are four simple ways your elderly loved…

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…