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By Domenic Maccarone, 9:00 am on September 16, 2022

After a senior loved one has had a stroke, there may be countless thoughts that cross your mind while waiting to see how he or she has been affected and what recovery steps will be necessary. The most important thing to remember is that every stroke survivor is different, so…

By Domenic Maccarone, 9:00 am on August 26, 2022

As people age, they often experience a decrease in appetite. If this situation prevents seniors from getting their daily requirement of vitamins and minerals, it could lead to serious health conditions. Here are five reasons seniors avoid eating.  1. Dehydration When seniors don’t drink enough water, their appetite may be…

By Domenic Maccarone, 8:00 am on August 12, 2022

A daily care guide can ease your family’s caregiving challenges, and it could make living with Alzheimer’s disease easier for your senior parent. A proper care plan can reduce the chaos in your life and make activities more enjoyable for your loved one. Here are some tips for creating an…

By Domenic Maccarone, 8:00 am on July 29, 2022

Age-related muscle loss is a pervasive problem many older adults face, and it greatly increases the risk of serious health complications. Untreated muscle loss can also impact mobility, which might result in a life-altering accident. While some muscle loss is completely natural, seniors should try to do everything in their…

By Domenic Maccarone, 9:00 am on July 15, 2022

According to the most recent Canadian Census data, 15 percent of Canada’s population consists of seniors, a figure expected to increase significantly in the next decade. Related stats show adults within this age group tend to need to see doctors more often. Because the amount of time seniors spend with…

By Domenic Maccarone, 9:00 am on June 24, 2022

Communication boards typically consist of pictures, symbols, and words or phrases that help individuals with limited expressive ability, such as senior stroke survivors. The tools allow older adults to interact with their family and friends and communicate their wants and needs, which is vital to stroke recovery. Although there are…

By Domenic Maccarone, 9:00 am on June 10, 2022

It can be good for seniors living with dementia to stay at home in familiar surroundings. However, the average family home isn’t designed for people with dementia, so staying at home can come with some unique challenges. These tips can ensure your senior loved one stays safe and happy at…

By Domenic Maccarone, 9:00 am on May 27, 2022

It’s important for seniors to maintain a robust appetite. However, as people age, chronic health conditions, pain, and medication side effects can lead to a diminished appetite. Fortunately, there are some strategies that can help older adults boost their appetite so they remain strong and active.  1. Exercise Many seniors…

By Domenic Maccarone, 9:00 am on May 13, 2022

Early treatment gives heart attack survivors the best possible prognosis. Being aware of the silent signs of a heart attack helps you ensure your aging loved one receives prompt medical attention during this serious health emergency. Here are a few tips for identifying the silent signs of a heart attack.  Be…

By Domenic Maccarone, 9:00 am on April 29, 2022

Many seniors experience fading eyesight, but this doesn’t mean vision loss is inevitable. There are several ways older adults can maintain their eyesight. The following tips can help seniors keep their vision as strong as possible while they age.  Visit the Ophthalmologist Regularly  A lot of age-related vision loss is…