Monthly Archives: May 2012

Summer Safety Tips for Seniors

As the temperatures rise, family caregivers may be concerned about the safety of their senior family members.  Statistics have shown that hot weather can be harshest on older people and children.  Precautions are needed if the senior will be active … Continue reading

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How to Recognize the Signs and Risk Factors of a Stroke

Stroke is one of the most well-known health issues of seniors.  Early intervention with a stroke victim can lessen the long-term effects and it may allow them to fully recover.  However, it can be difficult to recognize when a loved … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s disease – Understanding and Dealing with Difficult Behaviors

Alzheimer’s is the most common type of dementia. It can be difficult to diagnose the disease in its early stages, since its initial symptoms may seem as “just a sign of getting older.” However, as the disease progresses, it leads … Continue reading

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The Most Common Eye Diseases Among Seniors

While many people expect to reduce their 20/20 vision as they get older and need glasses, they may not expect to develop other eye conditions.  There are numerous conditions that affect the eyes, but four are mainly found in older … Continue reading

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Arthritis and seniors: The Basics

Arthritis is a condition that can affect anyone, but is almost commonplace in those over 65.  As the body ages, bones and joints start to deteriorate leading to pain, swelling, stiffness and discomfort. Women are more apt to have osteoporosis, … Continue reading

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Managing Sundowner’s Syndrome

Those with Dementia or Alzheimer’s tend to suffer from a syndrome called Sundowner’s Syndrome. As the name implies the symptoms appear in the late afternoon and evening for some, for others not until the sun has completely set.  Medical science … Continue reading

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Warning signs a senior should not be driving

Drivers over 70 are the second highest group involved in vehicle fatalities, with drivers under 20 being the highest. The effects of aging are different between people, but if it is affecting cognitive functions and physical capabilities, driving can become … Continue reading

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Understanding Parkinson’s disease and how homecare services can help

According to statistics, there are nearly 100,000 people living with Parkinson’s in Canada. This number is expected to double by the year 2016. Parkinson is caused by the death of cells in the brain that produce a chemical called dopamine. … Continue reading

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Strategies and Ways to Help a Parent that Refuses Homecare

The process of aging is hard to deal with – whether you are a family member or a friend of the person aging. It is especially hard for children to watch their parents age. These are the people who raised … Continue reading

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