20 Mar 2021

Muscular Dystrophy and Mobility Impairment

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Living with muscular dystrophy, in addition to mobility impairment, affects the individuals’ everyday way of life. They typically require assistance with moving and exercises to help maintain mobility, all while accommodating to their specific needs.  Muscular dystrophy and mobility impairment essentially go hand in hand. Generally speaking, the patient can experience weakness in areas such as their muscles, heart and lungs, which contribute to the inability to move around in a conventional manner. The use of equipment including wheelchairs, ventilators, and transportation devices can be extremely helpful in this situation, but this often still requires the assistance of a support…

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13 Mar 2021

The Essentials of Middle-Stage Alzheimer’s

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Alzheimer’s disease generally progresses over three stages: early, middle, and late. Those diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s still have a largely “normal” life and everyday routine, but may struggle with memory lapses. Middle-stage Alzheimer’s is very different, as those same individuals require a new, more specialized level of care. Often, their daily life needs readjusting.  The middle stage typically lasts the longest and can develop into the late stage, the most severe, which sees the patient losing the ability to care for themselves and having trouble carrying on with conversations. Due to the middle stage’s long-lasting effects, it’s important for family…

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26 Feb 2021

What to Expect from Palliative Care at Home

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It’s not easy to see someone you love ill and unable to take care of themselves. When you find a loved one’s health is declining, you may turn to palliative care at home. Keeping the individual in a place they recognize will be easier on them and their families. If you’re not sure what to expect from palliative care at home, keep on reading.  Undivided Attention  By choosing palliative care at home, you’re providing the individual with undivided attention and one-on-one time. In a nursing home, hospital or long-term care facility, the nurses and personal support workers are there to…

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13 Jan 2021

How to Tell the Difference Between Dementia and Normal Aging

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Wondering how to tell the difference between normal aging and dementia? Though certain behaviours might feel like a cause for concern, there are many common occurrences that are merely a normal part of the aging process. To gain a better understanding of the two, here are some key differences between normal aging and dementia. Short-term Memory Normal Aging It can be quite normal when an individual begins to forget things such as names or scheduled appointments. They may also misplace items like the remote, their phone, their glasses, or other everyday items. The key indicator that this is a normal…

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18 Dec 2020

Helping Seniors Make the Most of the Holiday Season

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If you’re feeling worried about your parents’ wellbeing this Christmas, there are still some ways you can maintain old family traditions and even create some new ones while keeping the holiday spirit alive. Here are some tips for helping seniors make the most of the holiday season this year. Make New Traditions Even if you can’t enjoy the traditions that you’re used to celebrating with family, you can make a few new ones this year so you can still make the most of your time spent together. Hosting a video chat party is a great way to make them feel…

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