Among other things, physical activity is a vital component of maintaining an active lifestyle. When we partake in regular physical activity, our bodies are conditioned to retain strength and mobility.
Topics: Active Aging
Alzheimer Society Canada reports that “564,000 Canadians are currently living with dementia, [and] 25,000 new cases of dementia are diagnosed every year.” This equates to 1.1 million Canadians directly or indirectly affected by Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia.
Topics: Memory Care
Finding the right level of care and type of retirement living that is best for your parent or loved one is a process that requires time and research. One significant thing to consider is if they would benefit more from in-home care versus a senior living community.
Our mental health affects nearly every aspect of our lives, including how we handle stressful situations, how we feel, and even how we build relationships. Maintaining our mental health helps us to live healthier, more fulfilling lives.
Topics: Health and Wellness
For some, reading has been a lifelong passion, while it may be a newly developed hobby for others. Whichever the case may be, if you are reading, you are reaping many mental benefits!
As we grow, our opinions and views are shaped by our life experiences. Different generations can have different perspectives, and family conflicts can often arise. While these disagreements can be minor, they can cause further issues when caring for aging parents.
Topics: Senior Care
When it comes to senior care, no situation or circumstances are exactly the same, including the needs of your parents. So, how do you handle finding the appropriate community or care if mom and dad have different health needs?
Topics: Senior Care
In recent years, it has become common for individuals to work well into their retirement years. “The percentage of seniors who reported working nearly doubled between 1995 and 2015.” According to Statistics Canada, “1 in 5 Canadians aged 65 and older, or nearly 1.1 million seniors, reported working” at some point in the year.
Topics: Independent Living
At any age, drinking enough fluids and staying hydrated is vital for our bodies to function properly, such as adapting to fluctuating temperatures, providing a healthy blood supply to essential organs, and regulating body temperature.
We have all experienced some level of stress in our lives. In fact, “63% of Canadians say they feel the same (21%) or more (42%) stressed as compared to five years ago.” Stress is the body’s natural reaction to certain circumstances and helps to protect the body from further damage. However, this can become problematic when stress levels do not lower after the initial spike.