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By Domenic Maccarone, 9:00 am on June 26, 2020

Seniors with dementia sometimes collect or “hoard” things to manage stress or maintain what they perceive as order in their lives. At other times, hoarding happens because of memory issues or a preexisting love of collecting that’s no longer controllable. Regardless of why your senior loved one with dementia is…

By Domenic Maccarone, 9:00 am on June 12, 2020

Loneliness in the elderly population is more common than most people realize, and so is boredom. While active personal engagement can certainly help with situations like this, there are some online options that can also keep older adults stimulated, engaged, informed, and connected with friends, family members, and like-minded people…

By Domenic Maccarone, 9:00 am on May 29, 2020

Providing care to an aging loved one can be both stressful and rewarding. Often, you may second-guess yourself and wonder if you’re doing a good job. In the event you notice the following things, you may be managing your caregiving duties well. Your Loved One Is Happy Alzheimer’s disease and…

By Domenic Maccarone, 9:00 am on May 15, 2020

As people age, it’s important that strategies be implemented to ensure they enjoy their golden years as much as possible. Preexisting health conditions, coupled with other age-related factors, can diminish an older adult’s quality of life. Fortunately, the following strategies can boost your senior loved one’s wellbeing so he or…

By Domenic Maccarone, 9:00 am on April 24, 2020

A General Social Survey on time use referenced by Statistics Canada found seniors are, on average, spending less time on active pursuits. This is a potential problem because not being engaged on a regular basis could affect physical capabilities and contribute to depression, anxiety, and cognitive decline. If you have…

By Domenic Maccarone, 9:00 am on April 10, 2020

According to the official Government of Canada website, Canadians are advised to think ahead and take appropriate actions to stay healthy and prevent the spread of coronavirus. It’s especially important to take steps to reduce this risk for the elderly. If you have an older loved one in your family,…

By Domenic Maccarone, 9:00 am on March 27, 2020

Quitting smoking is one of the best things seniors can do for their health, and you should do everything in your power to help your aging loved one quit. This major lifestyle change can reduce the risk of several health complications, including high blood pressure, certain forms of cancer, heart…

By Domenic Maccarone, 9:00 am on March 13, 2020

As Alzheimer’s disease progresses, you may notice your senior parent being more tired than usual. This might be because Alzheimer’s often causes sleep problems. As brain tissue deteriorates, seniors often have issues with their sleep cycles, which might lead to nighttime wandering, agitation, and daytime sleepiness. Here are some tips…

By Domenic Maccarone, 9:00 am on February 28, 2020

Crafting engages both the brain and the body. Seniors who craft regularly enjoy less stress, and you can plan crafts that target areas your senior loved one needs to work on, such as hand dexterity. These six craft ideas can get your loved one’s creative juices flowing while also helping…

By Domenic Maccarone, 9:00 am on February 14, 2020

The process of diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease involves more than one single test. Medical professionals use several different strategies to narrow down the source of a senior’s challenges with memory and thinking abilities. Today, the majority of seniors can expect to go through the following steps as their physicians work to…