Wondering if music can help someone with Alzheimer’s? While certain areas of the brain experience memory loss and impairment, studies have shown that the memory of music generally remains unharmed in patients. So playing music is often something they will remember, even if they’ve forgotten the names and faces of loved ones. Listening to music can also help to improve mood, reduce agitation, and alleviate anxiety and depression, no matter what stage of the disease a patient is in. Here are some ways to use music to benefit your loved one. Play Their Favourite Tunes Music is a powerful tool…> Read More
To understand how to care for a stroke patient at home, it’s important to first understand their unique condition and needs. Before being discharged from the hospital, their healthcare provider will inform you of this and usually provide a thorough plan of what they’ll need to aid in their recovery. Keep in mind that the level of care will vary depending on the extent of damage from the stroke. Here are some common steps that are usually a part of common care plans. Encourage Daily Movement and Exercise It’s common for many stroke patients to experience mobility impairments, but with…> Read More
It’s officially flu season, which means we’re more vulnerable to germs and of course, COVID-19. To keep you and your loved ones protected this winter, here are some tips to minimize the spread and stay safe. Wash Hands Frequently and Properly With the combination of COVID-19 and the flu season, it’s more important than ever to wash your hands frequently and properly. Use soap that foams up well, lather onto your hands and scrubs them thoroughly, including the nail beds, on top of the hands and in between the fingers. Do this for at least 20 seconds before rinsing. This…> Read More
Mobile phone apps aren’t just for teenagers and young adults – there are a ton of handy apps that seniors will find useful and beneficial for their everyday lives. To show you what we mean, we’ve put together a comprehensive list to help keep you or your aging loved one active, safe, social and engaged. Here are our top 5 favourite apps for seniors. Stay Active with ParticipACTION Do you feel as if though you’re not getting enough exercise throughout the day? This free app will encourage you to get moving towards your health and fitness goals. Through a vast…> Read More
When it comes to caring for aging parents, there can be a lot of challenges involved, including emotional stress for both you and them. Growing older comes with a lot of loss, which can take a big toll on our elderly loved ones. To help ensure that your aging parents have the emotional support that they need, here are some tips to remember. Spend More Quality Time Together Growing old is often a lonely process for seniors. As their friends, partners and loved ones pass on, they can end up spending the majority of their time alone. One of the…> Read More
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