Monthly Archives: December 2013

Common Causes of Knee Problems in the Elderly

Knee problems may occur at any age, but seniors are a particularly vulnerable age group due to the associated physiological changes of ageing.  Seniors tend to develop some problems with mobility as time goes by. When we have elderly family … Continue reading

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Nutrition Activities for Seniors

Nutritional deficiencies are very common in seniors and can be caused by a number of things such as changes in appetite, diminishing sense of taste or smell, reduced physical activity, chronic illness or mental illness.  The first thing that family … Continue reading

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The Effects of Sense of Smell & Taste on Seniors Nutritional Intake

As we age our sense of smell and taste begin to change which can affect nutritional intake.  It is important for seniors and family caregivers to understand how smell and taste effect nutritional habits so that they can work with … Continue reading

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Homemade Gift Ideas for Elderly Loved Ones

Seniors can be hard to shop for as many seniors already have everything they want for their home or have to give up some of their belongings to move to an assisted living facility.  Even if your elderly loved ones … Continue reading

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Caring for an Elderly Loved One with COPD

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (or COPD for short) is a chronic lung condition that is caused by bronchitis, emphysema or a combination of the two. COPD affects the airways and air sacs in the lungs and makes it hard for … Continue reading

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The Differences between Vascular Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia are both forms of dementia so they are often believed to be the same condition or mistaken for each other. There are some areas where the diseases are similar, but there are also clear differences … Continue reading

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Caring For an Elderly Loved One after Stroke

Caring for a loved one after a stroke can be very difficult for many family caregivers so it is important to know what to expect. Strokes can affect people in different ways and can even lead to different types of … Continue reading

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What to Look for During a Holiday Visit to the Parents

Holidays are perfect for spending time with family and friends but they can also be a good time for children to check in with their aging parents. Many parents will not admit to having a health issue or ask for … Continue reading

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Common Myths and Misconceptions about Arthritis

Arthritis is a relatively common condition among people, especially in the elderly community – However, there are many myths and misconceptions surrounding the disease.  With the proper knowledge, arthritis can be treated and the symptoms can be controlled so it … Continue reading

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