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Ways to Talk Effectively to People with Alzheimer's in Toronto, ON
By Steve Darley, 9:00 am on March 7, 2019
Ways to Talk Effectively to People with Alzheimer's in Toronto, ON

When seniors are first diagnosed with mild Alzheimer’s, they should be able to participate in conversations and clearly explain their thoughts. However, as this cognitive disorder progresses, they might not be able to hold a conversation or follow complex sentences. Here are a few tips you can use to effectively communicate with an aging loved one who has mild to moderate Alzheimer’s. Get Rid of …

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Tips for Responding When an Aging Adult with Dementia Says “No” in Toronto, ON
By Steve Darley, 9:00 am on February 21, 2019
Tips for Responding When an Aging Adult with Dementia Says “No” in Toronto, ON

The reality of caregiving for a senior with dementia is that it isn’t always easy. There may come a time when your loved one gets stubbornly opposed to something and absolutely refuses to comply with your wishes. Repeatedly saying “no” to things that are necessary for maintaining health and wellbeing could lead to serious issues. Here are a few tips for managing this challenging situation. …

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Guidelines to Help You Feed a Loved One with Parkinson’s in Toronto, ON
By Steve Darley, 9:00 am on February 7, 2019
Guidelines to Help You Feed a Loved One with Parkinson’s in Toronto, ON

One of the most significant symptoms of Parkinson’s disease is difficulty with eating in the later stages. As your senior loved one’s caregiver, there are many things you can do to overcome this challenge and make sure your loved one eats nutritious meals. These five tips make feeding an aging parent with Parkinson’s easier and more effective so he or she gets the most out …

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Ways to Boost Appetite in Seniors in Toronto, ON
By Steve Darley, 9:00 am on January 24, 2019
Ways to Boost Appetite in Seniors in Toronto, ON

It’s important for seniors to maintain a robust appetite. However, as people age, chronic health conditions, pain, and medication side effects can lead to a diminished appetite. Fortunately, there are some strategies that can help older adults boost their appetite so they remain strong and active. 1. Exercise Many seniors are unable to exercise due to limited mobility or preexisting medical conditions, and they may …

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What Makes Seniors More Vulnerable to Illness in Toronto, ON
By Steve Darley, 9:00 am on January 10, 2019
What Makes Seniors More Vulnerable to Illness in Toronto, ON

As the body ages, it becomes less efficient in terms of regulating temperature and fighting against infections and other illnesses. For this reason, seniors are more prone to injuries, accidents, and illnesses than others. Here are some of the reasons aging adults are more susceptible to illness than younger adults. Changes in the Heart Seniors are more likely to experience strokes, heart attacks, and coronary …

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Symptoms of a Heart Attack in Older Adults in Toronto, ON
By Steve Darley, 9:00 am on December 20, 2018
Symptoms of a Heart Attack in Older Adults in Toronto, ON

Early treatment gives heart attack survivors the best possible prognosis. Being aware of the silent signs of a heart attack helps you ensure your aging loved one receives prompt attention during this common health emergency. Here are a few tips for identifying the silent signs of a heart attack. Be Wary of Unusual Fatigue People with heart conditions frequently report feeling unusually lethargic. Persistent lethargy occurs …

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Healthy Foods to Cook Ahead of Time for Seniors in Toronto, ON
By Steve Darley, 9:00 am on December 6, 2018
Healthy Foods to Cook Ahead of Time for Seniors in Toronto, ON

Meal planning for seniors is often difficult due to nutritional needs, food intolerances, and health conditions. However, preparing meals ahead of time can save caregivers time and minimize stress while also making it easier for seniors to feed themselves. Instead of having to cook a homemade meal, older adults can simply reheat a pre-prepared dish. Here are six healthy meals to make ahead of time …

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Unhealthy Foods that Increase Diabetes Risk in Toronto, ON
By Steve Darley, 9:00 am on November 15, 2018
Unhealthy Foods that Increase Diabetes Risk in Toronto, ON

According to Diabetes Canada, 3.4 million people live with diabetes and approximately 5.7 million are prediabetic. Within the next decade, the numbers are expected to rise to 5 million and 6.4 million respectively. Older adults who want to prevent diabetes should avoid eating the following unhealthy foods. 1. Ice Cream An occasional ice cream cone or sundae is relatively harmless. However, seniors must realize the …

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Reducing Cancer Risk in the Elderly in Toronto, ON
By Steve Darley, 9:00 am on November 1, 2018
Reducing Cancer Risk in the Elderly in Toronto, ON

Even though lung cancer treatments are more effective than ever, it’s still one of the deadliest forms of cancer. Luckily, older adults can drastically reduce their risk of this disease by making a few lifestyle changes. Here are some steps you can take to help your senior loved one prevent lung cancer. Discourage Using Tobacco Products Cigarettes aren’t the only tobacco products seniors need to …

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Top Activities for a Sedentary Parent in Toronto, ON
By Steve Darley, 9:00 am on October 18, 2018
Top Activities for a Sedentary Parent in Toronto, ON

Sitting can be just as dangerous for seniors as smoking or eating an unhealthy diet. Older adults who remain sedentary for hours at a stretch are at risk of developing cancer, heart disease, kidney disease, circulatory issues, and limited mobility. If your senior loved one is sedentary most of the day, encourage him or her to start moving and prevent these health issues. Take a …

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