A stroke can cause a number of life-changing effects. Some people are left unable to speak, whereas others may have issues with memory or may seem more irritable. Every survivor experiences different outcomes depending on what part of the brain was damaged during the stroke. Recovery also varies, so it’s important to be patient and get the right support during their rehabilitation. To learn more about what you can expect and how life changes following a stroke, read on. Emotional and Behavioral Changes A stroke directly impacts the brain, and the brain is, of course, what controls our emotions and behaviours. So when the brain experiences an injury, such as a stroke, there can be biochemical changes that lead to episodes of anger, anxiety, irritability, depression or confusion. You or a loved one may also experience lethargy, depression, and even a loss of interest in engaging in regular activities. Fortunately,…> Read More
Do you have a senior loved one who’s showing signs of depression and seclusion? If so, then it may be time to try these mood-boosting strategies to combat senior loneliness and help your loved one get back to enjoying life again. Arrange For Weekly Visits It’s not always easy to take time out of your busy schedule to visit an ageing parent every week. Most children end up visiting at the same time over the holidays which can leave senior parents without a visitor for months on end. To prevent this, try splitting up visitation times between all your siblings and your parent’s closest friends so they can always have someone to brighten their day and chat with. Sign Them Up For Classes You can combat senior loneliness by getting them more engaged with others. Keep and eye out for local classes that will give them the opportunity to meet…> Read More
The profound impact that parents have on us is something many of us don’t fully realize until we reached a certain age. And often it’s in ways that we could never have imagined. As we watch our parents reach into their golden years of retirement, we get to see them in a whole new light as they finally get to kick back and enjoy their life on their own terms. That’s why there are always fond memories of your parents during their senior years that you’ll never forget. Here are our top 5 that you might be able to relate…> Read More
Do you have a sick loved one who needs long-term care? While some hospitals are equipped for this, they’re often too busy to provide the personalized attention and care to each person. That’s where private duty hospital care can help. This creates specialized services for your loved one. Whether it be meal preparation, dressing/undressing, assistance to the bathroom, personal hygiene or daily walks – private duty care can be customized to meet the needs of each patient. Let us show you how private duty hospital care can improve the quality of life for them significantly. Attention When They Need It…> Read More
It’s not uncommon for people to confuse Alzheimer’s disease with dementia. Even though they have similar symptoms, there are many differences between the two that you should be aware of, especially if you are a caregiver of someone who’s living with one or the other. Here we’ll outline how the two diagnoses are both similar and remarkably different. Similarities They Cannot Be Prevented So far, neither Alzheimer’s or dementia can be prevented with certainty. You can, however, reduce your chances of developing either of these by eating healthy, staying active, and continuing to learn and challenge your brain. The Likelihood…> Read More
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