How to Eat and Be Healthy After a Stroke

How to Eat and Be Healthy After a Stroke

After a stroke, it might be harder to get all the nutrients you need. Your healthcare provider can assure you are getting good nutrition. Healthy eating can improve your health and reduce your risk of having another stroke. After a stroke, there may be conditions that make it difficult to eat and drink, such as: […]

Why Seniors want to Stay in their Homes

Seniors enjoying at home

Given the choice most seniors prefer to live in the comfortable surroundings of their own home. Sometimes the thought of moving and leaving behind fond memories, can bring on stress both emotionally and physically. Moving out of your home can be overwhelming. Every senior is different and has a unique set of reasons for wanting […]

5 Myths About Aging

5 Myths About Aging

Recognizing the difference between what is a normal aspect of aging and what is a troublesome symptom can be complicated. The assumption used to be that aging equaled a steady and predictable decline in our physical and mental abilities, but we have found that this is not always necessarily the case. Aging does not inevitably […]

Gardening is therapy for Seniors with Alzheimer’s

Gardening is therapy for Seniors with Alzheimer’s

At any age, gardening is a wonderful outdoor activity. Senses are stimulated as we connect with nature and we are rewarded with colourful flowers, fresh fruits, and vegetables. Gardening also has many mental and physical benefits to people with Alzheimer’s. Research indicates engaging all the senses provides positive emotions that those with Alzheimer’s may no […]

Seniors and Sexual Health

Seniors and sexual health

Sexuality and sexual health are significant features of our lives, but the taboo that surrounds the topics of sex and sexuality is intensified to an even greater extent when it comes to seniors. In this day and age, there is greater openness and willingness to have important conversations regarding sexuality, sexual expression, and sexual health […]

Senior Health Benefits of Following a Daily Routine

senior-daily routine

Humans are creatures of habit and we all tend to follow regular routines that help get us through the demands and challenges of everyday life. The types of tasks and activities that we choose to engage in on a daily basis have a significant impact on health and wellbeing. Of course, there are many tasks […]

Occupational Therapy for Seniors

Senior Fall Protection in Kitchener-Waterloo

Aging presents an array of changes and challenges that impact our capacity to take part in everyday tasks in the same way we did when we were younger. Seniors often find it difficult on both an emotional and a physical level to accept these changes and all that comes with them. Having to forego participation […]

What are the Symptoms and Warning Signs of a Heart Attack?

Symptoms of a heart attack

You may have seen a heart attack occurring in the movies, with the victim violently clutching at their chest followed by a dramatic fall to the ground. However, the symptoms of a heart attack are often much more subtle, and it is not always immediately apparent what is happening. There are certain signs to watch […]

Senior Tips to Prepare for a Trip to the Hospital

Senior Tips to Prepare for a Trip to the Hospital

The anticipation of a trip to the hospital is enough to put anyone’s nerves on edge. Making a list and planning ahead for what you need to bring to the hospital can help remove some of the stress and worry. For seniors with chronic health issues, it is a good idea to have this list […]

Aging Parents Remarrying

Aging Parents Remarrying

It is not uncommon for seniors to remarry after losing a spouse. In fact, over 50% of adults 55+ that lose a husband or wife will end up getting married again. How can remarriage impact the family unit? A remarriage can have all kinds of unexpected implications for the existing family, and newly combined families […]