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How to Communicate to a Person with Alzheimer's in Caledon, ON
How to Communicate to a Person with Alzheimer's in Caledon, ON
By Connie Hall-Saunders, 9:00 am on March 7, 2019

The responsibility of providing care to a loved one can be challenging at times. Caring for a senior living with Alzheimer’s intensifies the challenge. As the disorder progresses, communication between you and your loved one may become increasingly difficult. Your loved one may comprehend less of the actual world and…

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Tips for Communicating When a Senior with Dementia Says “No” in Caledon, ON
Tips for Communicating When a Senior with Dementia Says “No” in Caledon, ON
By Connie Hall-Saunders, 9:00 am on February 21, 2019

The cognitive changes that accompany dementia sometimes cause older adults to become stubborn. While it may be frustrating when your senior loved one refuses to go along with your requests, remember it’s difficult to understand his or her line of thinking. In most cases, your loved one isn’t trying to…

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Ideas for Feeding an Elderly Parent with Parkinson’s in Caledon, ON
Ideas for Feeding an Elderly Parent with Parkinson’s in Caledon, ON
By Connie Hall-Saunders, 9:00 am on February 7, 2019

People caring for a senior loved one with Parkinson’s face many challenges. One such challenge is learning how to properly feed a person affected by this disease. Parkinson’s can cause constant tremors, which pose a choking risk when eating. Fortunately, there are things you can do to minimize this risk….

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Tips to Increase Appetite in Older Adults in Caledon, ON
Tips to Increase Appetite in Older Adults in Caledon, ON
By Connie Hall-Saunders, 9:00 am on January 24, 2019

It’s not uncommon for seniors to lose their appetites periodically. While a temporary loss in appetite may not lead to health consequences, long-term or permanent decreases in appetite can result in severe nutritional deficiencies. Fortunately, there are things your aging loved one can do to boost his or her appetite….

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Why Are Seniors More Vulnerable to Illness in Caledon, ON
Why Are Seniors More Vulnerable to Illness in Caledon, ON
By Connie Hall-Saunders, 9:00 am on January 10, 2019

There are many reasons seniors are more susceptible to illness. Oftentimes, as the body ages, many systems no longer function in the same way. The problem compounds if older adults don’t live healthy lifestyles. Here are some of the top reasons aging adults are more prone to illnesses. Decreased Immunity Macrophages,…

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Tips for Identifying the Silent Signs of a Heart Attack in Caledon, ON
Tips for Identifying the Silent Signs of a Heart Attack in Caledon, ON
By Connie Hall-Saunders, 9:00 am on December 20, 2018

While many people experience common heart attack symptoms such as intense chest pain and shortness of breath, other people experience milder attacks. These are known as silent myocardial infarctions, or SMIs, and they’re not as easy to detect as classic heart attacks. Here are a few silent signs of a…

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Healthy Meals to Cook for Seniors in Advance in Caledon, ON
Healthy Meals to Cook for Seniors in Advance in Caledon, ON
By Connie Hall-Saunders, 9:00 am on December 6, 2018

If your aging parent lives alone, making meals ahead of time can help him or her eat well throughout the week. Because many seniors have diminished appetites or special dietary needs, preparing a meal may seem like a difficult task. Prepare the following meals for the week ahead to make…

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Unhealthy Foods that Promote Diabetes in Caledon, ON
Unhealthy Foods that Promote Diabetes in Caledon, ON
By Connie Hall-Saunders, 9:00 am on November 15, 2018

Type 2 diabetes is a metabolic disease that impacts the body’s ability to create or use insulin. While this medical condition is devastating when left untreated, most people can avoid it entirely with healthy dietary habits. Here are six unhealthy foods that could increase a senior’s risk of type 2…

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Reducing a Senior's Cancer Risk in Caledon, ON
Reducing a Senior's Cancer Risk in Caledon, ON
By Connie Hall-Saunders, 9:00 am on November 1, 2018

Older adults are more susceptible to lung cancer than their younger counterparts, and there are many factors that put them at risk for this condition. However, there are several ways to lower an aging parent’s risk of lung cancer. Encourage Your Parent to Quit Smoking Seniors can lower their risk…

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Activities for Sedentary Seniors in Caledon, ON
Activities for Sedentary Seniors in Caledon, ON
By Connie Hall-Saunders, 9:00 am on October 18, 2018

Due to the technological advancements over the last five decades, more and more older adults are living sedentary lives. In a recent survey, more than 65 percent admitted to being inactive for 10 hours or more each day. Inactivity increases the risk of developing cardiovascular issues, diabetes, and obesity. By…

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