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

Don’t be ashamed to reach out to family and friends for help with your senior parent’s care. Getting assistance can reduce the risk of caregiver burnout and make the role less challenging. Here are some ways you can ask others for help when caring for an aging loved one. Speak…

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

Caregivers have to juggle many responsibilities, and their busy schedules rarely leave much time for meal prep. However, seniors need nutritious food options and fresh, home-cooked meals to maintain their health. Here are six strategies caregivers can use to optimize their meal prep time.  1. Plan Ahead Eating healthy often…

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

The emotional outbursts your senior loved one with dementia displays can be upsetting for both of you. Seniors with dementia tend to act out when they want their caregivers’ attention or are feeling discomfort. You may also find there’s sometimes no obvious reason for your loved one’s challenging behavior. While…

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

Caregiving involves a great deal of stress that can sometimes add up if a person doesn’t have the proper resources to manage it. Unaddressed stress can sometimes lead to substance abuse among caregivers. For this reason, everyone involved in a senior loved one’s care should be aware of these five…

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

While meditation comes in many forms, there are a few elements that are standard. Whether it’s transcendental meditation or mindfulness meditation, the practice involves deep breathing, clarity of mind, and an increased awareness of the present moment. Irrespective of age, meditation can have a positive impact on an older adult’s…

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

Retirement can be a mixed blessing for seniors. On one hand, there’s something to be said for well-deserved free time. On the other hand, there’s the question of what to do with all that extra free time, especially for seniors used to busy schedules. The key to enjoying retirement is…

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

  A 2012 report commissioned by Employment and Social Development Canada claims the number one emerging issue Canadian seniors face is staying socially connected. When seniors are isolated, they often develop feelings of loneliness and depression, which can lead to more serious conditions. However, cheering them up may be simpler…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on November 20, 2020

Many seniors prefer living in their homes for as long as possible, as aging in place offers extra comfort and safety for those who don’t need or want to be in assisted living facilities. If you think your senior loved one may be happier in the comfort of his or…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on November 6, 2020

Elderly people need plenty of sleep so they can face each day with renewed energy and stay focused on their overall health. However, a sleep movement disorder can easily cause a disruption in a senior’s rest. Though sleep movement disorders affect adults of all ages, they can be especially problematic…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on October 23, 2020

While caregiving can be very rewarding, stress resulting from the emotional and physical aspects of the role is very common. Stress puts caregivers’ own health at risk, and it can lead to depression, isolation, chronic illness, and frustration, which is why it’s so important to take steps to care for…