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By Connie Hall-Saunders, 9:00 am on January 18, 2018

Planning a healthy and nourishing diet is an important part of keeping a senior healthy, but it can also be quite challenging. Many caregivers wonder whether or not continuing to include dairy products in their loved one’s diet is a good idea. Dairy foods and beverages like milk, cheese, and yogurt may contain many useful nutrients, but they can also cause some health issues. When deciding if dairy products are right for your senior loved one, consider the following pros and cons. Pro: Dairy Products Prevent Osteoporosis Osteoporosis is a serious health issue that leads to fragile bones, and it is caused by a lack of calcium. Most dairy products are loaded with calcium and other essential nutrients. Milk is…

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Skin Care Tips for Older Adults in the Winter Season in Caledon, ON
Skin Care Tips for Older Adults in the Winter Season in Caledon, ON
By Connie Hall-Saunders, 9:00 am on January 4, 2018

Your senior loved one’s skin may become fragile with age. As the sebaceous glands release less oil, his or her skin could also become dry, especially during the winter season. Brisk Canadian winds and cold air trigger cracking, itching, and chapping. Here are a few ways your loved one can…

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Joint Pain in Elderly During Winter in Caledon, ON
Joint Pain in Elderly During Winter in Caledon, ON
By Connie Hall-Saunders, 9:00 am on December 21, 2017

Joint pain can increase during the winter. While your senior loved one may be able to predict the weather outside based on the pain in his or her knees, keeping the joints in good health is important for his or her overall comfort. Use these tips to reduce joint pain…

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Christmas Activities that Elders Will Appreciate in Caledon, ON
Christmas Activities that Elders Will Appreciate in Caledon, ON
By Connie Hall-Saunders, 9:00 am on December 7, 2017

Family caregivers should encourage their senior loved ones to do as many fun and creative Christmas activities as they can this year to boost their mental, physical, and emotional health. Take a look at some of the fun activities older adults can do on Christmas.  1. Creating Christmas Cards  For…

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Perfectionism Can Often Lead to Caegiver Burnout in Caledon, ON
Perfectionism Can Often Lead to Caegiver Burnout in Caledon, ON
By Connie Hall-Saunders, 9:00 am on November 23, 2017

Caregiver burnout is quite common among family caregivers who try to be perfectionists. The need to be perfect may cause caregivers to over-prepare and experience delays. Take a closer look at some of the reasons perfectionism can lead to caregiver burnout.  Promotes Impatience  Perfectionists want fast results on issues that…

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5 Ways of Boosting Emotional Wellbeing in Elders in Caledon, ON
5 Ways of Boosting Emotional Wellbeing in Elders in Caledon, ON
By Connie Hall-Saunders, 9:00 am on November 9, 2017

During the senior years, issues such as loss and isolation can make older adults vulnerable to emotional health concerns. While everyone is prone to occasional bouts of sadness, it is important for caregivers to plan ways to boost their senior loved one’s mood when negative emotions occur. Use these tips…

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5 Ways to Avoid Hearing Loss in the Elderly in Caledon, ON
5 Ways to Avoid Hearing Loss in the Elderly in Caledon, ON
By Connie Hall-Saunders, 9:00 am on October 19, 2017

Hearing loss is one of the most common issues among the elderly. Age-related hearing loss can make it difficult for your senior loved one to communicate and interact with other people, which may lead to isolation. However, there are a few ways your loved one can protect his or her…

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How to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk in Senior Women in Caledon, ON
How to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk in Senior Women in Caledon, ON
By Connie Hall-Saunders, 9:00 am on October 5, 2017

Breast cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer among senior women. Though this type of cancer is not completely preventable, there are several ways senior women can reduce their likelihood of developing this condition. Here are a few tips on how senior women can reduce their breast…

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6 Options for a Healthy Breakfast for Older Adults in Caledon, ON
6 Options for a Healthy Breakfast for Older Adults in Caledon, ON
By Connie Hall-Saunders, 9:00 am on September 21, 2017

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. For seniors, it’s essential that their breakfast is packed with vitamins and nutrients, as it gives them the energy to get through the day. Here are 6 healthy breakfast options perfect for starting a senior’s morning.  1. Oatmeal Oatmeal is a…

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Tips to Reduce Dowager's Hump in Caledon, ON
Tips to Reduce Dowager's Hump in Caledon, ON
By Connie Hall-Saunders, 9:00 am on September 7, 2017

When left untreated, a dowager’s hump may result in decreased physical activity, difficulty sleeping, breathing disorders, and a loss of independence. Although this condition can be caused by genetic disorders and certain types of medication, many seniors develop spinal protrusions because of their lifestyles. Seniors who strengthen their muscles and…

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