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How to Care for a Parent with Dementia at Home

Close-up Of A Person's Hand Holding Ribbon To Support Alzheimer's Disease Awareness

By Andrey_Popov / Shutterstock.com As more of the population ages, more and more people find themselves caring for aging parents who are suffering from Alzheimer’s and memory loss. Not only does caring for dementia patients at home keep them comfortable, it’s often more affordable for families

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What’s the Plan for Vaccinating Homebound Seniors?

Clinical professional provides vaccination to a patient's arm.

This past week we saw the opening of the online booking system for vaccinations for those over 80 years old, the next phase in the vaccination strategy here in Ontario, Canada. At 8am the booking system went live and was promptly overwhelmed with demand, with

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Preventing Senior Loneliness During the Holidays

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, holidays will be very different this year. “Social Isolation” a word that is commonly used these days is equivalent to loneliness, especially for the elderly. Whether your senior loved one is at home or in a nursing care facility, there

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Best Holiday Gift Ideas for Seniors 2020

Holiday Gifts

It is that time of the year when you are on the lookout for the perfect gift. You may be in the process of creating a gift list for your family members but do not know what to get for your parents, grandparents, or a

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Fall is here: Safety tips for seniors

When the season begins to change and the weather gets colder, caregivers must take extra precautions to keep their senior loved ones safe. Older adults can face seasonal challenges to their health when the weather changes. Caregiving has become difficult due to the extra precautions

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5 Best Gifts for Seniors: Give the gift of comfort

Best gifts for seniors

The holiday season is inching closer and you may have started thinking of making a gift list for your loved ones. What are some of the best gifts for seniors? Should they be stylish, practical, fun, or inspiring? Maybe the perfect gift combines style and

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Dressing Stroke Patients: Tips for Caregivers

Stroke patient

Getting dressed independently contributes to a person’s mental health. But what if someone is not well, suffered an injury, experienced a stroke, got into an accident, or underwent a surgery? For them, going through physical changes and getting dressed with some assistance can bring many

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The Importance of a Good Routine to Protect Ears

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A good daily ear care routine is as important as brushing and flossing your teeth daily.  But it’s not just a matter of cleaning your ears. Maintaining healthy ears includes monitoring and treating any ailments or illnesses involving the ears, protecting yourself from workplace-related noise, and

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Dressing Solutions for Parkinson’s Patients

Dressing Solutions for Parkinson's Patients

Dressing Solutions for Parkinson’s Patients  Some of the most common problems experienced by a Parkinson patient include issues with balance, tremors, and finger dexterity. The inability to stand steadily while stepping into clothes is another issue. It is difficult for a Parkinson’s patient to button their

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