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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?

Care for Your Feet Most people are born with healthy feet, however three out of four people develop serious foot problems as they age. Healthy feet provide for your safety and overall health. Healthy feet that are pain free, assist you in keeping your balance and allow you to stay active. Paying attention to your … 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 home care needs, as they … Continue reading How to have those difficult but necessary conversations

Why You Need to Care for Yourself When You’re Caring for an Elderly Loved One

Caregiving or professional home care for a elderly loved one can be very stressful, particularly when the caregiver is also the spouse and emotions are involved. Under healthy circumstances, spouses draw support from each other. When a spouse becomes the caregiver, not only do they lose the traditional help around the home, they also lose … Continue reading Why You Need to Care for Yourself When You’re Caring for an Elderly Loved One

What You Should Look For When Choosing a Home Care Provider

Most home care organizations do their best to project a positive image to potential clients and will claim that they provide quality caregivers who are reliable and sensitive to your needs. The best way to ensure that you find the right match is to ask specific questions about how they operate. Here is a checklist … Continue reading What You Should Look For When Choosing a Home Care Provider

How Companionship Can Play A Crucial Role in Elderly Care

As the Baby Boomers age, their adult children are seeking ways to keep them as healthy and independent as possible. Studies show that seniors do far better when they’re able to remain in their own homes, yet many are unable to do so by themselves. Your elderly parent may need both home care and companionship. … Continue reading How Companionship Can Play A Crucial Role in Elderly Care

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