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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…

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

One of the most challenging aspects of Alzheimer’s disease is how it impairs communication skills. Seniors with Alzheimer’s may lose the language skills, memory, and cognitive function required for conversations, yet they may get stressed and upset when they cannot understand others or communicate their needs. Caregivers may need to…

By Domenic Maccarone, 9:00 am on March 25, 2022

Diabetes is one of the most prevalent health conditions in Canada, and it can increase a senior’s risk of heart disease, depression, kidney disease, and vision problems. While type 1 diabetes is typically diagnosed before the age of 20, many people aren’t diagnosed with type 2 diabetes until they’re much…

By Domenic Maccarone, 9:00 am on March 11, 2022

Colorectal cancer is one of the most common types of cancer affecting the elderly. Thankfully, there are a number of actions seniors can take to prevent this disease. By maintaining a healthy lifestyle and getting regular screening tests, seniors have a better chance of preventing colorectal or colon cancer. 1….

By Domenic Maccarone, 9:00 am on February 25, 2022

Crohn’s disease is a chronic condition that can be managed, but there are certain considerations to keep in mind for seniors. For older adults, managing this disease comes with a few unique challenges. Here’s how to handle them.  1. Switch Medications if Necessary Changes in the body can make it…

By Domenic Maccarone, 9:00 am on February 11, 2022

As seniors age, their nutritional needs often change. Peaches are a healthy, nutrient-rich, convenient, and versatile snack for seniors. Here are a few reasons to include more peaches in your aging loved one’s diet.  Boost Eye Health Peaches are high in beta-carotene. This antioxidant increases blood circulation and protects the…

By Domenic Maccarone, 9:00 am on January 28, 2022

Though the elderly have often been warned about the dangers of getting too much sun, taking a balanced approach to sun exposure can actually have a positive effect on a senior’s overall health. Here are a few of the ways sunlight can boost your senior loved one’s health.  Vitamin D…

By Domenic Maccarone, 9:00 am on January 14, 2022

As seniors age, they sometimes come across new experiences that can change their personalities. While this is often completely normal, it’s important to be aware of sudden personality changes in case they signal a need for help. Keep a close eye on your senior loved one to ensure these changes…

By Domenic Maccarone, 9:00 am on December 31, 2021

Although Alzheimer’s is often associated with memory loss and confusion, there are some non-cognitive symptoms that can occur at every stage. Here are the most common symptoms seniors experience along with possible causes and strategies to help with unhealthy behaviours. Aggression Seniors with Alzheimer’s may lash out verbally or even…