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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…

By Domenic Maccarone, 9:00 am on February 7, 2020

A study performed by Dr. Ronald Postuma has revealed there is a sleep disorder that may raise an individual’s risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. The qualified staff at Barrie Home Care Assistance has put together an infographic that details the findings of this study. If you have an aging loved…

By Domenic Maccarone, 9:00 am on January 31, 2020

Aging is a physical and psychological journey, and many seniors fear they won’t age gracefully. They can become stressed, disengaged, and unable to handle change, which can lead to some of the issues mentioned below. To address these problems, you should learn more about the psychosocial aspects of aging and…

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…