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By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on June 19, 2015

At Mississauga Home Care Assistance, we understand working through the changes that often accompany dementia-related memory loss can be a tough adjustment for you and your loved one. Music therapy for elderly people with dementia can address some of these challenges by helping to stimulate memories, reduce anxiety, and improve mood….

By Angie Kunnath, 8:00 am on June 12, 2015

Whether your loved one is facing decreased mobility, cognitive decline, or is adjusting to life post-hospitalization, prioritizing your relative’s independence is important to maintaining his or her sense of control. The following tips can help both family caregivers and the hourly caregivers in Mississauga encourage ongoing senior independence. Encourage the…

By Angie Kunnath, 7:50 pm on June 5, 2015

As Parkinson’s disease and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) are both progressive neurodegenerative diseases, many people confuse the terms. Below, senior care experts at Home Care Assistance of Mississauga provide information on the basic differences between Parkinson’s and ALS to help you better understand the two diseases. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis ALS,…

By Angie Kunnath, 8:00 am on May 29, 2015

Dementia is a complicated disease and the early warning signs often mimic those of other diseases of disorders. To help families identify dementia in a senior loved one as early as possible, Home Care Assistance of Mississauga wanted to share five of common warning signs of the condition. Memory Problems…

By Angie Kunnath, 8:00 am on May 22, 2015

As multiple scientific studies have proven, the physical and emotional advantages that regular exercise offers to seniors is hard to overlook. Benefits include improved cardiovascular health, decreased rates of depression, and reduced risks for stroke, type 2 diabetes, and some forms of cancer. Because physical activity plays a protective role…

By Angie Kunnath, 8:00 am on May 15, 2015

Seniors are at an increased risk of stroke, which may strike quickly and have devastating physical and cognitive consequences. Immediate medication attention can not only save someone’s life but also reduce the damage of the stroke. For every minute that a stroke is untreated and blood flow to the brain…

By Angie Kunnath, 8:00 am on May 8, 2015

Today, many seniors are making the choice to live independently for as long as possible. Yet, there often comes a point where even the most independent senior may need assistance with their daily routine. For these reasons, in-home care services are rising in popularity due to the flexibility and cost-effective…