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By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on January 21, 2022

Though many health concerns affecting elderly people have similar statistics for both genders, there are some conditions senior women may be at higher risk for. However, scheduling an annual checkup can give your elderly loved one a greater chance of preventing certain issues or treating them if they’re caught early…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on January 7, 2022

Many seniors have high cholesterol, which puts them at risk for heart attacks and strokes. Fortunately, your senior loved one can minimize the risk by simply lowering his or her cholesterol levels. To help your loved one remain healthy and maintain a higher quality of life, use these cholesterol-lowering strategies….

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on December 24, 2021

It’s estimated there are more than a million spousal caregivers in Canada facing the added stress of caring for a loved one with dementia. Even when dementia isn’t involved, tending to the needs of a spouse with other conditions requiring special care can have a similar impact on the health…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on December 10, 2021

Nearly every adult child who provides home care for an aging parent or grandparent will experience a time when the senior refuses to take medication. As opposed to a senior who may forget to take medicine, one who refuses to take his or her medication presents different and more difficult…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on November 19, 2021

Seniors definitely need to engage in regular physical activity and eat a healthy diet, but it’s also important to live a life with purpose in the golden years. Studies show seniors who live with a sense of purpose enjoy numerous physical and emotional benefits that lead to longer, healthier, and…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on November 5, 2021

Most working adults look forward to their retirement years with dreams of having limitless leisure time and very few obligations. While some seniors do enjoy this relaxing way of life, the reality of retirement often includes less interaction with friends and family and fewer outings and activities, which can lead…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on October 22, 2021

Providing long-term care for a loved one is an act of compassion that offers many benefits for everyone involved. However, the stress experienced by caregivers can sometimes lead to health problems if the proper measures aren’t taken to avoid physical and emotional strain. Here are five ways caregiving could be…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on October 8, 2021

As your senior loved one’s Alzheimer’s progresses, you may find that communication becomes more challenging as your loved one loses his or her train of thought or has difficulty finding the right words to say. While it’s often difficult, emotional, and even frustrating to watch a loved one face challenges…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on September 17, 2021

The freedom to be able to drive wherever you want to go is one of the great pleasures of life. However, as people age, new challenges arise that can make driving more dangerous, both for seniors and for others on the road. Because these challenges often occur gradually, many seniors…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on September 3, 2021

It’s never too late to quit smoking. Even seniors can obtain health benefits from smoking cessation. Here are six reasons your senior loved one needs to quit smoking to enjoy better health.  1. Reduce Heart Attack Risk Smoking is one of the most significant risk factors for cardiovascular disease and…