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The Benefits of Reading to the Elderly

Reading and oral storytelling is a beloved human tradition. People have been weaving dynamic stories about their histories and mythologies since the beginning of humanity. Storytelling, whether through accurate family histories, embellished fish hunting trips or literature fosters bonding between friends and family. Nowadays, people love to read for education and pleasure. It is usually a family tradition to read to children, but a love of storytelling can be always enjoyed as a life-long reader. Reading to the elderly, especially, can be a joyful source of companionship to both the...

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Fun and Festive Holiday Activities for Seniors

It is almost that time of year again - time for joy and celebration to re-enter our lives for the holidays and the upcoming festivals.  The winter is a magical time of year where, in Canada, the climate gets cold and a little inhospitable, but communities grow warm with good company and the love of our friends and family.  Every family celebrates the holidays in their own unique ways with their own fun traditions.  And your elderly loved one may be the matriarch or patriarch of those family traditions.  However,...

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Intergenerational Activity Ideas

If the last year has taught us anything, it is the importance of our community and our time together. While the new regulations were often challenging, when people discuss what they miss the most it is always their friends and family and spending quality time together. Even if we had been lucky enough to have been living with our immediate family, we still missed our extended family and friends. Extended family and friends provide valuable companionship, life experience and often brighten our horizons with their diverse interests and perspectives. The...

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The Benefits of Intergenerational Relationships for Seniors and Youth

The beginning and end of our lives are times of love, family, and spirituality. These times are the bookends of life and provide a necessary framework for the joys of life, including the rest, growth, and connection to loved ones. Due to the elderly and the youthful having similar rhythms in life, they have a special connection to each other. Both prioritize the wonder of play, whether it is through the exploration of toys or gardens. Often, we divide our communities up by age - our schooling, hobbies, and communities....

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Keeping Up and Connecting with the Grandchildren

For many grandparents, relating to their younger grandchildren and family members can be challenging. It may take some time, and a bit of both observation and investigation to determine what your grandkids are interested in, but after a bit of time, grandparents can definitely relate to their grandchildren. If you have grandchildren that you are struggling to connect with, then follow some of the tips below in order to break the ice with your adolescent and teenage grandkids and show them how much you love them. Play Video Games Video...

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Tips for Seniors: Grocery Shopping

Eating healthy is key to living a long and fruitful life. Without the proper food choices, you could put your body at risk for developing infections and diseases. Eating healthy is often really difficult though. Processed foods often appear cheaper than nutrient dense fresh foods at first glance, and they are a lot more convenient. Eating healthy means cooking healthy, which can take time and effort. If you are a senior, then you may find it even more difficult to eat healthy and follow healthy lifestyles now than you did...

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Summer Health Risks for Seniors

Summer can be a fun season for people of all ages but it also presents a variety of health risks, especially for seniors. Family caregivers should make sure that they know what to look out for so that their loved ones will remain healthy during the summer months. We at Carefect Home Care Services would like to offer some information for family caregivers who need to know what to look for and what to avoid when it comes to summer health risks for seniors. Dehydration The first thing that family...

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Tips on How to Make a Memory Box for An Elderly Loved One

Seniors often suffer from memory loss, especially if they suffer from Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, so a memory box can be a great way to help them keep their memories alive. Family caregivers and other family members can get together to collect things that are important to their elderly loved one and compile a memory box for them. We at Carefect Home Care Services would like to offer some tips on how to make a memory box for your senior loved one. Preparing the Box When creating a memory box...

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Summer Activities for Seniors

Summer is a great time to get out and enjoy the great outdoors with your loved ones or take a vacation. There are plenty of ways to include your elderly loved ones in your summer plans. Seniors might not enjoy all of the summer activities that their younger family members enjoy but there are plenty of common ground areas that everyone can enjoy together. In this article we would like to offer some ideas for fun summer activities for seniors that they might enjoy. Swimming Seniors who want to go...

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Tips on How to Care for an Elderly Person with Parkinson’s disease

There are thousands of new cases of Parkinson’s disease diagnosed each year and it is most common in those who are over the age of 65. Parkinson’s disease is more common in men than in women, but both genders can get the disease so you should watch for symptoms in all of your elderly loved ones. Parkinson’s is caused by neurological damage that causes the neurons to die which impairs muscle movement and function. In this article we would like to offer some tips on how you can help an...

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