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By Steve Darley, 9:00 am on August 6, 2020

In-home care benefits both older adults and family caregivers in many ways. Even so, there are some common myths that still linger about this approach to senior care. Here’s a closer look at some of these myths along with the truth behind each one. In-Home Care Isn’t Affordable You may…

By Steve Darley, 9:00 am on July 23, 2020

Even when seniors try to remain healthy, their cardiovascular systems can change over the years. While some of those changes shouldn’t cause any major health problems, seniors might still have to face a number of cardiovascular issues as they grow older. Luckily, with a nutritious diet and smart lifestyle habits,…

By Steve Darley, 9:00 am on July 9, 2020

Family caregivers are often in the prime of their careers, and they may need to continue to work to meet their personal goals and cover expenses. The decision to juggle caregiving and work is one you make with your senior loved one’s wellbeing in mind, but you also need to…

By Steve Darley, 9:00 am on June 18, 2020

For some seniors, experiencing a stroke is a wake-up call that makes them want to take better care of their health. Your senior loved one will take the first steps toward recovering from the stroke while still in the hospital, but it won’t take long before he or she comes…

By Steve Darley, 9:00 am on June 4, 2020

Sundowning behaviors seem to arrive just when you’re already tired out from a long day. Your senior loved one may experience sundowning due to fatigue or confusion about what’s happening in his or her environment. In some cases, you may never really know why your loved one acts the way…

By Steve Darley, 9:00 am on May 21, 2020

When people first hear about a Parkinson’s diagnosis, their thoughts often go to the worst-case scenario. However, it’s important to keep a positive perspective about your senior loved one’s diagnosis. While you can expect your loved one to develop some symptoms such as tremors, there are many things that can…

By Steve Darley, 9:00 am on May 7, 2020

From having more time to explore hobbies and interests to enjoying a broader range of freedom, there are many good things about getting older. At the same time, there are a number of valid fears that go along with the golden years of life. Below, you’ll find eight common fears…

By Steve Darley, 9:00 am on April 23, 2020

Age-related muscle loss is a pervasive problem many older adults face, and it greatly increases the risk of serious health complications. Untreated muscle loss can also impact mobility, which might result in a life-altering accident. While some muscle loss is completely natural, seniors should try to do everything in their…

By Steve Darley, 9:00 am on April 9, 2020

Coronavirus cases continue to increase across the world, and families have a serious reason to surround their senior loved ones with support. Your aging family member may have questions about what’s going on with the spread of the virus or be extremely anxious about his or her safety. You can…

By Steve Darley, 9:00 am on March 19, 2020

According to the most recent Canadian Census data, 15 percent of Canada’s population consists of seniors, a figure expected to increase significantly in the next decade. Related stats show adults within this age group tend to need to see doctors more often. Because the amount of time seniors spend with…