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By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on September 18, 2020

When an aging adult has survived a stroke, the physical recovery is only the beginning. Senior stroke survivors must also regain feelings of independence and confidence. However, in the midst of attempting to achieve a “new normal,” the emotional aspects of recovery are often overlooked. A senior’s emotional wellbeing can…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on September 4, 2020

It’s no secret that dogs make great companions for elderly people. The animals bring joy, amusement, and unconditional love into their owners’ lives. Studies also show dog ownership carries many positive benefits, including enhanced emotional, psychological, and physical health. Spending time with beloved canine companions can help older adults prevent loneliness…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on August 21, 2020

Living far away from your senior loved one already generates many emotions, yet you may have had no idea how much it would hit you when you became a caregiver. While many caregivers experience challenging emotions, those feelings may intensify when there are many miles between you and your aging…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on August 7, 2020

There’s nothing more rewarding than spending time with an older loved one. Family members have the chance to build a stronger bond with a parent or grandparent by participating in activities with him or her. There are numerous options that provide the chance to enjoy quality time together. Look through…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on July 24, 2020

A lot of people assume tooth decay is inevitable in old age, but the reality is there’s still plenty seniors can do to take care of their teeth. Seniors who brush, floss, and visit the dentist for regular cleanings can greatly boost their oral health, which can help them avoid…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on July 10, 2020

According to the Arthritis Society, about 20 percent of adults in Canada have arthritis, and many of them are seniors. Women tend to be more susceptible to arthritis, although it can affect anyone. If you’re caring for an older loved one living with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or another common form…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on June 19, 2020

A Canadian study of neurological conditions estimates the number of Canadians 65 and older with Parkinson’s disease will more than double by 2031, which is just one of the reasons it’s a good idea for older adults to be as proactive as possible about lowering their risk of developing this…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on June 5, 2020

The Government of Canada’s Senior Action Report notes many older adults are living longer and healthier lives today. While this is certainly good news, some seniors need assistance from family caregivers to maintain their quality of life as much as possible while aging. While rewarding at times, providing this type…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on May 22, 2020

Aging affects every part of the body, and the brain is one area where seniors tend to notice the symptoms of getting older first. Cognitive functioning depends on a variety of factors, such as a person’s genetics, general health, and lifestyle. As your senior loved one ages, watch for ways…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on May 8, 2020

The Canadian Psychological Association notes leg pain is one of the common types of chronic pain older adults experience. This type of pain, whether it’s persistent or sudden, can be reason for concern because of the possible impact it can have on mobility, sleep, and other important daily functions. As…