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What to take with you to the Assisted Care Facility:
Deciding to move a senior family member to a residential care facility is not an easy one. Seniors are afraid of the unknown and there are thoughts of apprehension and doubt.
Oral hygiene is important for people of all ages. Brushing and flossing reduces your risk of cavities and gum disease as well as a host of other oral health problems. There’s even some evidence that proper oral hygiene reduces your
Miranda Ferrier started her career as a Personal Support Worker, and now works for PSW regulations and rights as president of OPSWA.
Please tell us about yourself, your educational background and how you got involved with Personal Support Workers
Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive disorder of the brain that slowly destroys thinking skills and memory. At its most advanced stages, it can even destroy one’s ability to carry out simple daily tasks. Unfortunately, this disease is common. In fact,
It’s holiday season and it’s time to think of some Christmas
gift ideas for your senior loved ones. Winter is not just cold its difficult
for a senior’s safety and security. And you want to give the elderly Christmas
gifts that are not
Many people in the later stages of life suffer
from some form of incontinence. As a senior with incontinence, the first thing
for you to know is that it’s normal. Many of your friends have the same
condition, and it’s not something you
Thanksgiving is almost here, and this is the perfect opportunity to make the days ahead brighter and festive for the elderly in nursing homes and facilities or those living at home with limited mobility due to a health concern. The
Exercise at any capacity is vital for people of all ages, even seniors. It can maintain overall health, prevent injuries, and lower the risk of developing diseases. It is therefore tremendously beneficial for older adults to be physically active.
What is dementia?
"Dementia," is a progressive loss of mental function due to a certain illness that affects the brain. According to the research, 80% of U.S dementia cases are caused by Alzheimer’s disease. Sometimes, it becomes hard to handle
There’s no doubt about it — quitting cigarette smoking, especially if you have been a long-time addict, is incredibly challenging! However, the vast benefits of quitting far outweigh the drawbacks once you get past the most difficult of cravings. If