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How to Communicate with a Loved One who has Dementia

When your loved one has dementia, communicating with them may become challenging. Unfortunately, as dementia is progressive, communication usually becomes more difficult with time. Your loved one may experience the inability to understand or express their thoughts, which can be very frustrating and overwhelming for them and yourself. Having the right strategies for communicating with …

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Can Properly Maintaining Blood Pressure Help Improve Senior Cognition?

Hypertension is a circulatory disease that affects all parts of the body. Because it occurs in the heart and blood vessels, hypertension is seen as cardiovascular disease. But when it goes untreated, many organs – including the brain – suffer from the impacts. In fact, the most damaging impact hypertension can have on the body …

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Seasonal Affective Disorder in Seniors

As winter approaches, the days are getting shorter and perhaps a bit more depressing. The colder temperatures may mean we are not getting outside as much as we did only a few months ago. And with COVID-19 still being an issue, many of our senior loved ones have now been physically distanced from their friends …

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Helping a Loved One Who is Living with Parkinson’s Disease

As the population ages, more Canadians are living with Parkinson’s disease. In fact, according to Parkinson Canada, more than 25 people in Canada are diagnosed with Parkinson’s every day, with 85% of those being over the age of 65. It is expected that there will be more than 163,700 Canadians with Parkinson’s by 2031. Symptoms …

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