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By Domenic Maccarone, 9:00 am on January 17, 2020

Many seniors worry when they’re diagnosed with dementia because they don’t want to lose their independence. However, having dementia doesn’t automatically mean a senior should be treated like a child. Seniors can still live independently during the early stages of dementia, and even as the condition progresses, there are many…

By Domenic Maccarone, 9:00 am on December 27, 2019

The risk of stroke increases with age, but there are steps older adults can take to maintain good mental and physical health. Following a healthy diet is the best place to start, which includes avoiding foods that raise blood pressure and damage the brain. Take a look at some of…

By Domenic Maccarone, 9:00 am on December 20, 2019

Diet is a key factor in maintaining good cognitive health, and there are even a few foods that have been known to stave off dementia, such as those shown on the following infographic. However, dementia isn’t completely preventable, and some seniors will eventually need high-quality dementia care. Barrie families who…

By Domenic Maccarone, 9:00 am on December 12, 2019

Older adults have learned how to do many things at home over the years. Your senior loved one may be adept at fixing things that break or love spending hours baking homemade treats from scratch in the kitchen. While these are wonderful things to see, your loved one may face…

By Domenic Maccarone, 9:00 am on November 29, 2019

If you’re the sole caregiver for a senior with dementia, you’re probably facing multiple challenges, and you may not know who to turn to for help. Fortunately, there are people and organizations that can make your role as a caregiver a little less stressful so both you and your aging…

By Domenic Maccarone, 9:00 am on November 15, 2019

Certain medical conditions can raise the likelihood of hospital readmission within 30 days. When your senior loved one receives appropriate discharge education and sees the physician for post-discharge follow-up visits, 30-day readmission may be less likely. Here are some reasons seniors may get readmitted to the hospital within 30 days….

By Domenic Maccarone, 9:00 am on October 25, 2019

Caregiving is full of beautiful moments. You get to spend time showing your senior loved one how much you care. However, there may also be some challenging times when you need to take a break and refresh your spirit. Knowing how respite care works and understanding its benefits for seniors…

By Domenic Maccarone, 9:00 am on October 11, 2019

Changes in vision that occur with age could cause certain symptoms often associated with dementia, such as hallucinations, leading to the assumption that they’re related to cognitive decline. Vision impairment can also cause a senior to misinterpret what he or she sees, which could also be mistaken for dementia. On…

By Domenic Maccarone, 9:00 am on September 27, 2019

When a senior is first diagnosed with Parkinson’s, it’s natural for everyone in the family to focus on their loved one’s wellbeing. Once everyone has had a chance to accept the diagnosis and start planning for the future, it’s time to start thinking about the overall effect this diagnosis could…

By Domenic Maccarone, 9:00 am on September 13, 2019

The World Health Organization reports that more than 47 million adults worldwide live with dementia. Scientists from the University of Exeter in Great Britain performed an extensive study correlating lifestyle and dementia risk. The group presented its findings at the 2019 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference. Genetics Approximately 25 percent of…