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It’s inevitable that, as one ages, so does one’s need for constant health monitoring and maintenance increase. Elderly people are not as strong as they were in their younger years, which is why they need their health to be regularly

One of peoples’ greatest regrets is never having reconnected with estranged loved ones. Whether there was a conflict or they’ve simply drifted away, it’s not uncommon that parents, children, grandparents, grandchildren, and other relationships find themselves out of contact. Truly,

Not sure what to get your aging parent or grandparent this Father's Day? Senior dads have likely received every gift in the book over the years, so it's time to get creative! This coming Sunday, honor your father or grandfather

It’s no secret that caregivers often deal with unusual behaviours when caring for a person with Alzheimer’s or dementia. The diseases are characterized by a progressive deterioration of the brain therefore personality changes and tantrums are expected. They may behave

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

Older people are prone to falling due to limited mobility. As a caregiver, it’s important to take as many actions as possible to prevent falls in the first place. Of course, there are instances where such precautions are still not

Cerebral Palsy is a neurological disorder that typically forms in utero. This disorder is caused by brain damage early on in development and primarily targets the individual’s ability to move their body and coordinate their muscle movements. Fortunately, this disorder

While Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease) currently has no cure, there are definite ways to help reduce a person’s risk of developing it. Especially if you address your or your loved one’s overall health

Living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gherig’s disease, or motor neuron disease) is undoubtedly challenging. With the nerve cells, brain and spinal cord slowly deteriorating, it becomes more and more difficult to control the body’s muscles as the disease

Coping with the loss of a parent is one of the hardest challenges in life. Come holidays like Mother’s Day, it can be especially painful if your mom has passed or you are no longer in contact. No matter your