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Why Laughter Helps Caregiving

Why Laughter Helps Caregiving

You’ve probably heard the old proverb, “Laughter is the best medicine.” It’s no joke! Laughter brings many health and social benefits to people of all ages, especially older adults. As a caregiver to an elderly loved one, keeping a sense of humour while carrying out...
Tips on Helping Older People with Asthma

Tips on Helping Older People with Asthma

Ask anyone who suffers from asthma: it’s a worrying condition that makes breathing difficult and triggers coughing attacks, wheezing (a whistling sound) when they exhale, itchy eyes, sore throat, and shortness of breath. Although commonly thought of as a “childhood...
The Facts About Low Blood Pressure in Older People

The Facts About Low Blood Pressure in Older People

Important note: If you reached this article because someone is experiencing a sudden drop in blood pressure caused by uncontrolled bleeding, severe infections, or allergic reactions, please call 911 immediately. This can be a life-threatening situation that requires...
The Rich Benefits of Volunteering

The Rich Benefits of Volunteering

You work hard your entire career until the big day comes when you can finally retire. Congratulations! Now that you’ve made it, what will you do with all your time? Many people find volunteering a wonderful way of staying engaged with their community, feeling...
The Effects of Loneliness on an Older Person’s Health

The Effects of Loneliness on an Older Person’s Health

Loneliness in the lives of older people has been a controversial topic over the last two years. During the pandemic, many assisted living and senior living facilities went into an extended lockdown period. Older adults living at home were advised to shelter in place,...
Mouth Care for Stroke Patients

Mouth Care for Stroke Patients

There are a staggering 50,000 new stroke cases each year in Canada, with an estimated 300,000 people currently living with the effects of the condition. If your loved one has experienced a stroke, it can be difficult for them to perform many everyday tasks, including...