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Caregiver Relief – Managing Alzheimer’s

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Caregiver Relief Taking care of a family member with Alzheimer’s or Dementia can be quite stressful.  As the symptoms grow more complicated, managing and living with these increased behaviours can be quite exhausting.  “The better you take care of yourself and feel

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June is Stroke Awareness Month in Canada

June is Stroke Awareness Month in Canada What is a stroke?  A stroke occurs when there is an interruption of oxygen or blood flow to the brain.  A blocked artery or the leaking of ruptured of blood vessels in the

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Caregiving for a Senior with Parkinson’s Disease

  Parkinson’s disease is a progressive, neurological disease that affects cognition and movements.  Some symptoms include balance problems, stiffness causing muscle aches, tremor, and loss of agility.  As the disease progresses, seniors with Parkinson’s may also experience swallowing challenges, speech

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Give Your Heart Some Love

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Canadians are aware that heart disease is a major health threat that rises as one gets older.  To help curb the incidence of heart disease, the month of February is dedicated to “Heart Month” – a time to focus on

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How to Balance Your Life and the Care of Your Aging Parents

As your parents grow older and require more help, what started out as a weekly visit and a trip to the grocery store can turn into hours a day spent preparing meals and driving to doctor’s appointments. The time you spend helping your parents can start to affect your work, your parenting, and your relationships. This article can help provide some pointers in how to balance your life and the care of your aging parents.

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How to Overcome Resistance to Help

A lifetime of independence can make accepting help a difficult decision. This article assists family and friends with suggestions on how to encourage a senior to accept help in their home, with the goal of maintaining their dignity and as much independence as possible. Visit First Class Home Care Inc. to read more, and find other helpful articles that support the elderly and seniors in remaining in their home as long as they want.

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