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By Lutgarda Mariano, 9:00 am on November 20, 2020

For seniors with dementia, it can be difficult to trust people or make sense of the world around them. If your elderly loved one with dementia experiences these feelings of confusion and suspicion, he or she may also begin to resist doing important everyday activities, such as eating or taking…

By Lutgarda Mariano, 9:00 am on November 6, 2020

Providing in-home care for a senior loved one can be a difficult task, but taking the time to relax can help you recharge and approach your loved one’s care with a fresh perspective. Here are a few of the ways family caregivers can benefit from some rest and relaxation. Reduce the…

By Lutgarda Mariano, 9:00 am on October 23, 2020

  It can be challenging for seniors to maintain a healthy weight for a number of reasons, including chronic illness and cognitive impairment that makes it difficult to eat regularly. Sudden or unplanned weight loss is common among seniors, and it’s associated with a number of adverse health consequences, including…

By Lutgarda Mariano, 9:00 am on October 9, 2020

Healthy meals are important for all of us, but they’re especially important for seniors. However, it’s often difficult to find meals that are easy to prepare, inexpensive, and cater to senior nutritional needs. Here are a few taste-tested healthy meals seniors will love. 1. Tomato Stacks This tasty treat is…

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…