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How to Stay Young

The “fountain of youth” is more and more in demand as baby boomers come of age. Aging is an inevitable part of life, but poor health is not an inevitable consequence of aging. Good genes help, but research indicates that it is more about how we live that makes the difference. Studies have shown that … Continue reading How to Stay Young

What does home mean to you?

The “home” is very important to us at Living Assistance Services because we are dedicated to ensuring that seniors live their lives to the fullest, in as much comfort and dignity as possible in their homes. For many of our senior loved ones, “home” is their private residence, for others it might be a nursing … Continue reading What does home mean to you?

Myths & Realities of Old Age

Think you know the facts about growing older? Think again. Senior moments, increasing isolation, an inability to grow and change – these are just a few of the common stereotypes about what people can expect later in life. But thanks to research over the years, these tired cliches have been largely proven to be untrue. … Continue reading Myths & Realities of Old Age

Caring for the elderly: Are you dealing with resistance?

One of the toughest challenges you can face when dealing with the elderly is resistance to care. How do you help a loved one who doesn’t want help? If your loved one needs care, he or she is probably dealing with some sort of loss – whether it’s physical, mental, and/or the loss of independence. … Continue reading Caring for the elderly: Are you dealing with resistance?

Humour for Health

Did you know there is a medicine that is proven to strengthen your immune system, boost your energy, reduce your pain, and help diminish stress? If you guessed laughter, you are correct. Humor is infectious. The sound of roaring laughter is far more contagious than any cough, sniffle, or sneeze. When laughter is shared, it … Continue reading Humour for Health

Less Salt for Longer Life

Want to prevent heart disease, high blood pressure and more? Cut the salt. A small amount of sodium is needed to maintain health, however, in some people, too much sodium causes blood pressure to rise. High blood pressure increases your risk for heart disease and stroke. According to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, about six … Continue reading Less Salt for Longer Life

Are your feet healthy?

Most people are born with healthy feet, but three out of four people develop serious foot problems as they age. Healthy feet contribute to your safety and health. Feet that are healthy and pain free help you keep your balance and allow you to stay active. Keeping an eye on your feet can even give … Continue reading Are your feet healthy?

How to Sleep Well as You Age

As we age we often experience normal changes in our sleeping patterns. We may become sleepy earlier, wake up earlier, or enjoy less deep sleep. Although these changes are a normal part of aging, disturbed sleep, waking up tired every day, and other symptoms of insomnia are not a normal part of aging. Sleep is … Continue reading How to Sleep Well as You Age

Do you practice mindful eating?

Research shows that we often eat more when we are presented with larger amounts of food. Over the past few decades, portion sizes have dramatically increased. Remember seven-ounce soda bottles? Those had 85 calories. Compare that to the 250 calories in the twenty-ounce bottles that are now available. Today’s muffins are so large they make … Continue reading Do you practice mindful eating?

How to have those difficult but necessary conversations

Few of us have given much thought to our parents’ aging and becoming dependent on us. It always seems to be something that will happen “someday,” far off in the future. As adult children, many of us feel uncomfortable talking to our parents about their finances, estate plans and possible care needs, as they transition … Continue reading How to have those difficult but necessary conversations

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