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Being in a hospital is never easy for anyone, whether you are young or old. It may be more stressful for seniors to be hospitalized because of their preexisting health conditions. They may also fear the chances of recurring trips

Some of you may have become a caregiver overnight. Others may have been a caregiver for a very long time. In both instances, caregiver burnout is part of the process and daily routine. Some caregivers perform their part full-time and

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.

Multiple sclerosis, or MS, is an autoimmune disease of the central nervous system. In other words, it is a chronic condition that largely affects the brain and spinal cord. It is also frustratingly mysterious, with no clear cause or cure.

The holidays never fail to be an extremely busy, and hectic time of year. Full of laughter, joy and memories, the holidays also bring along busy schedules, shopping, and loads of preparation. It is a time you want to spend

As people age, nutritional deficiencies, mental illnesses such as dementia, and other causes can affect the brain and its thinking processes. It’s no surprise that strange behavior often ensues, including seniors wearing certain garments or the entirety of an outfit

Alzheimer’s disease is characterized by toxic changes in the brain. Therefore, it largely impairs memory and judgment, although motor skills may also be affected when brain signals meant to control muscles are damaged. Getting dressed can become a struggle for both

Anti Strip Advice For Senior With Alzheimer’s Or Dementia A common symptom for people with Alzheimer’s and other dementia is the tendency to try to remove their clothes. As with many Alzheimer's symptoms, it can be difficult to explain the phenomenon, especially

With so much information out there on the topics of caring for the elderly, it is hard to know where to even begin.  Sorting out the relevant from the irrelevant, the experts from the untrained and helpful from the harmful

Did you know that one in three Canadians over the age of 65 will fall this year? It is important to know the risks and to prevent falls from happening. Some of these falls are life-threatening. In fact, falls are the leading