As our parents get older most likely they are not eating the same foods they once enjoyed. Tastes change, certain foods become difficult to digest, or chew. Dad may still crave a juicy cheeseburger, but it’s impossible for him to properly digest it. In some cases seniors lose their ability to enjoy food because their sense of taste or smell is diminished. So they enjoy it less and therefore eat less. In this case they may not be getting the nutrients needed for their health. Maybe you are now their cook and prepare all their meals. The dilemma becomes what to buy and how to find foods and prepare meals they will enjoy. Senior care in Toronto calls for making some changes to their daily diet. Here are some tips to create a senior-friendly grocery list. Look For Colorful Fruits And Veggies Certain fruits and veggies are chock full of…> Read More
Watching the deterioration of a loved one with Alzheimer’s and trying to communicate with them can be heartbreaking. That once vibrant individual doesn’t seem to be the same person. The first and most important tip to know when speaking to your loved one is – they are still there inside. It doesn’t matter where they fall on the Alzheimer spectrum, communication is possible, and they are yearning for it. If you are struggling with Alzheimer’s home care in Toronto, let us give you some valuable tips for speaking to a loved one with Alzheimer’s. Have Patience This is one of the toughest communication skills to develop as you care for your loved one. Don’t try to finish their sentences. Wait for them to remember or find the right words. At the same time, don’t interrupt. Give them the time to complete their thought or request. Never Argue This is another…> Read More
‘No man is an island’ holds true for everyone, young and old, but especially for our senior population. We all need consistent social interaction to enhance our life experiences. Seniors need social interaction for healthy physical aging. This is especially true for Alzheimer patients in Toronto. Let’s take a look at 3 benefits social interaction provides seniors. Improves A Senior’s Purpose And Feeling Of Belonging Having friends, making new friends, and companionship in general all contribute to a sense of community. This sense of belonging keeps seniors feeling that they are part of the world around them. Seniors should strive to maintain friendships as long as possible, and those involved in Alzheimer’s care in Toronto should facilitate this social interaction. Even if a senior is confined to a limited setting, it’s important to find ways to give them an opportunity to interact and help others. Listening to another senior, reading…> Read More
As we age our muscles deteriorate. It’s just a fact of life. Unless we exercise, keep fit, and eat a balanced diet, we can lose almost all our muscle. The same applies to our brains. We must continue to challenge and sharpen our brains as we get older. Those involved in elder care in Toronto are wise to facilitate certain activities for seniors to help sharpen their thinking, memory and reasoning skills. We have gathered 5 mind-stimulating activities for elders you can incorporate into their lives. Change Up Daily Tasks Simple activities can be altered to challenge a senior. Have them close their eyes while buttoning their shirt or tying their shoes. If they still drive, one day ask them to take a different route home with you in the car. Ask them to do something like brushing their teeth with their other hand. These all seem like simple tasks…> Read More
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