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7 Activities for Aging Adults with Dementia in Calgary, AB
7 Activities for Aging Adults with Dementia in Calgary, AB
By Chuck Terlesky, 9:00 am on October 6, 2017

Living with dementia can be challenging for seniors and their caregivers. Seniors with dementia typically withdraw from activities even though they are necessary for brain stimulation and socialization. Here are a few fun and stimulating activities that can reduce some of the effects of cognitive impairment and lead to a better quality of life. 1. Gardening  The peacefulness of a…

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5 Inspirational Aging Adults and their Life Story in Calgary, AB
5 Inspirational Aging Adults and their Life Story in Calgary, AB
By Chuck Terlesky, 9:00 am on September 22, 2017

Age is just a number. Seniors are still capable of accomplishing great things, from athletic feats to virtuoso performances. Here are 5 incredible seniors sure to inspire others to greatness.  1. Edith Wilma Connor Most people associate bodybuilding with men in their 20s and 30s. Edith Wilma Connor smashed this stereotype when she decided to start lifting weights at the…

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Nutritious Foods for Seniors with Parkinson's in Calgary, AB
Nutritious Foods for Seniors with Parkinson's in Calgary, AB
By Chuck Terlesky, 9:00 am on September 8, 2017

Parkinson’s disease affects the nervous system and causes brain cells to die. However, eating nutritious foods can protect brain cells, slow the progression of this disease, and ease the symptoms. The following foods are nutritious for aging adults with Parkinson’s disease. 1. Nuts Walnuts, pistachios, cashews, and other nuts are excellent sources of nutrition for older adults, and they protect…

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Reducing the Chances of a Stroke in elders in Calgary, AB
Reducing the Chances of a Stroke in elders in Calgary, AB
By Chuck Terlesky, 9:00 am on August 18, 2017

Strokes are caused by a variety of uncontrollable factors such as age, gender, and family history. However, there are some risk factors that can be managed through healthy lifestyle choices. Here are six ways for seniors to reduce their risk of strokes.  1. Stop Smoking Smoking causes fatty acids to build up in the carotid artery, which can lead to…

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Why Aging Adults Should Give Golf a Try in Calgary, AB
Why Aging Adults Should Give Golf a Try in Calgary, AB
By Chuck Terlesky, 9:00 am on August 4, 2017

Golfing is a game that provides seniors with the mental and physical challenges their bodies need. Your senior loved one could slow cognitive decline and enhance his or her quality of life by taking up golf. Here’s a look at some of the different benefits your loved one can gain from golfing.  Offers Low-Risk Exercise Most seniors shy away from…

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5 Upcoming Events for Older Adults in Calgary
5 Upcoming Events for Older Adults in Calgary
By Chuck Terlesky, 9:00 am on July 21, 2017

Attending local events can enhance a senior’s outlook on life and boost his or her mood. Keeping active also helps older adults socialize and stave off isolation. Here are five local events in Calgary that will surely brighten a senior’s day.  1. Movies at the Meadows  Spruce Meadows, at 18011 Spruce Meadows Way, offers this outdoor movie event every Wednesday through…

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Foods That Increase a Senior's Brain Health in Calgary, AB
Foods That Increase a Senior's Brain Health in Calgary, AB
By Chuck Terlesky, 9:00 am on July 7, 2017

The foods seniors eat are instrumental in keeping their brains healthy. Foods rich in certain nutrients and antioxidants are especially effective in warding off age-related memory impairment and dementia. The following are 10 brain-boosting foods you should consider adding to your senior loved one’s diet. 1. Oats A daily breakfast of oatmeal may reduce your loved one’s risk of dementia…

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Possitives of In-Home Care Over Assisted Living in Calgary, AB
Possitives of In-Home Care Over Assisted Living in Calgary, AB
By Chuck Terlesky, 9:00 am on June 23, 2017

At some point, you and your senior loved one may need to decide between in-home care and assisted living. While both options have their own pros and cons, many seniors benefit from hiring an in-home caregiver for at least a short time. If your senior loved one needs professional in-home care in Calgary, Alberta, Home Care Assistance is here to…

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Exercises That Elderly People Can Do at Home in Calgary, AB
Exercises That Elderly People Can Do at Home in Calgary, AB
By Chuck Terlesky, 9:00 am on June 9, 2017

Exercise is a critical component of a senior care plan. While many seniors prefer to exercise outdoors or within a group, it is important for them to exercise at home as well. These six exercises are simple enough for seniors to do at home so they do not have to skip a day of their workout regimen. 1. Yoga Performing…

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Behaviors of Someone with Alzheimer’s Disease Calgary, AB
Behaviors of Someone with Alzheimer’s Disease Calgary, AB
By Chuck Terlesky, 9:00 am on May 19, 2017

Alzheimer’s disease can cause a variety of unusual behaviors among seniors. It is important for caregivers to learn about these behavioral changes so they can provide better care for their aging loved ones. Seniors with Alzheimer’s disease may exhibit one or more of the following behaviors.  1. Sundowning As the sun goes down, older adults with Alzheimer’s may become restless,…

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