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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…

By Steve Darley, 9:00 am on March 5, 2020

There are significant differences between dementia and Alzheimer’s, but both impact a large number of seniors each year. Therefore, aging adults and their caregivers should learn as much as possible about both age-related conditions to develop prevention strategies. Below are some of the most common questions about Alzheimer’s disease and…

By Steve Darley, 9:00 am on February 20, 2020

A transient ischemic attack is also referred to as a mini-stroke, and the symptoms often resolve quickly with proper treatment. However, many aging adults who experience these types of attacks have a higher risk of experiencing more serious strokes in the future. Therefore, family caregivers need to learn more about…

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

While it’s perfectly natural for seniors to be occasionally drowsy, excessive sleepiness is something that should never be taken lightly. Overwhelming daytime sleepiness that impacts quality of life can be caused by a variety of serious health issues, including dementia. If your aging loved one seems to be more tired…

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

Social isolation is common among older adults, and it can lead to long-term problems and speed up cognitive decline. Family caregivers need to promote socialization and make it easier for their aging loved ones to get out into the community and interact with others. Below are some ways your loved…