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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…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on April 17, 2020

When planning activities for a senior loved one with Alzheimer’s disease, it’s important to keep his or her mental capabilities and personal preferences in mind. Ideally, you should focus on activities that are enjoyable and beneficial in some way. Here are seven activities that can achieve both of these goals…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on April 3, 2020

Coronavirus is making headlines all over the world, and your senior loved one may naturally be worried about his or her safety. This is a valid concern, since seniors seem to be the ones who are hit hardest when they do catch the virus. Until a vaccine is developed for…

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

What can you do when you or your loved one are stuck at home during an outbreak? How will you manage personal care or picking up groceries? How will you manage the feelings of isolation and anxiety? Many of us feel anxious and fearful about COVID-19. If you have an…