The Benefits of Pets for the Elderly

If an older adult in your life seems unusually attached to their pet, they’re not alone. In fact, at times it might appear that your parent or relative prefers their pet over you! Well, not to worry. Both anecdotal and scientific research indicate that the...

How Walking Can Promote Stroke Recovery

  In the initial days after a stroke, it may be difficult or impossible for your loved one to walk. However, as they regain that ability it is important to constantly practice walking in order to promote stroke recovery. Recovery from stroke is a lifelong pursuit...

Health Benefits of Gardening for Seniors

The health benefits of gardening for seniors are as plentiful as seeds on a poppy. Studies show getting down and garden-dirty is an excellent way to boost mental and physical health. Whether you live alone or at a retirement village, gardening forces you to exercise...

Day 1 with a New Caregiver in Your Home

You’ve done the interviews and chosen an in-home caregiver that seems right for your parent or spouse. Now it’s time for him or her to arrive for their first day on the job. It’s normal for everyone—you, your loved one and the caregiver—to have butterflies and...

What are the Earliest Symptoms of Dementia?

It can be hard to decipher the difference between the natural memory loss from ageing and early signs of dementia. How do you know if the behaviours you are seeing in an ageing loved one are normal? Would you know the early signs of cognitive decline? Reports suggest...

6 Tips for Getting More Energy in Your 60s and Beyond

Positive ageing strategies for increased energy in daily life Turns out we can’t blame our lack of energy on getting older. Not to say that some of us won’t, but we can no longer honestly look at our circle of people and say, “Of course I don’t have energy, I’m old”. ...