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10 Common Health Problems in the Elderly

Posted by Brian Shevel on 15 March 2018
Old age can often be accompanied by a cornucopia of complex health problems. Given all of the hot, trendy diet and exercise plans that are constantly emerging out of the woodwork, staying healthy and leading an active lifestyle to help stave of...
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Things You Should Know About Brain Awareness Week (BAW)

Posted by Brian Shevel on 12 March 2018
What Is Brain Awareness Week? According to the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada, "Brain Awareness Week (BAW) is the global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research." Every day, approxim...
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10 Balancing Exercises To Prevent Elderly Falls

Posted by Brian Shevel on 1 March 2018
10 Balancing Exercises To Prevent Elderly Falls
As you get older, the fear of experiencing a fall-related injury becomes all too real. In fact, falls in the elderly are among the most common causes of injury for people over the age of 65. Unless you consistently maintain healthy eating habits a...
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Tips And Techniques To Handle The Elderly With Mental Conditions

Posted by Brian Shevel on 15 February 2018
Tips And Techniques To Handle The Elderly With Mental Conditions
Taking care of a senior full-time is a tough job on its ownbut it's even harder when your senior loved one's mental health condition is deteriorating. While elderly mental healthcare services are available, there are a few things that y...
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Conversation Starters For Seniors With Dementia

Posted by Brian Shevel on 7 February 2018
Conversation Starters For Seniors With Dementia
Caring for a senior with dementia is no small task, especially when they're close to you; seeing a loved one head down the path of dementia is never easy. When acting as a caretaker for an elderly person, it's important to create a deme...
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Recognizing And Preventing Strokes In Seniors

Posted by Brian Shevel on 1 February 2018
Recognizing And Preventing Strokes In Seniors
Stroke in the Elderly Strokes are devastating and can leave long-term effects that can permanently hamper the lives of seniors. What many people don't recognize is that strokes are preventable in the majority of cases. However, followin...
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Exercises For Seniors To Keep Their Brain Healthy

Posted by Brian Shevel on 18 January 2018
Exercises For Seniors To Keep Their Brain Healthy
Cognitive function is one of the highest priorities that we can focus on throughout our lives. Promoting senior brain health has so many benefits. In fact, performing regular mental exercises can do everything from reducing the risk of ailments li...
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When Should Your Elderly Parent Not Live Alone?

Posted by Brian Shevel on 11 January 2018
When Should Your Elderly Parent Not Live Alone?
Senior care can be a delicate matter, something that might fly under the radar or slowly creep into your life. When you are tasked with the needs of caring for a parent in your home, you may not completely notice some of the changing needs of your...
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Make This Holiday Special With Your Elderly Loved Ones

Posted by Brian Shevel on 7 December 2017
Make This Holiday Special With Your Elderly Loved Ones
With the holidays fast approaching, family means more now than ever. It's likely, though, that you have a lot more stress from attending more parties, doing more shopping, and preparing for hosting your own events. This can all make us forget ...
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Five Factors That Can Cause Memory Loss In Seniors

Posted by Brian Shevel on 23 November 2017
Five Factors That Can Cause Memory Loss In Seniors
With age, it's often simply accepted that forgetfulness is a more common occurrence. This can manifest itself in a variety of ways. For instance, the names of grandchildren may be elusive or one might miss a doctor's appointment. In som...
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