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The First App for Alzheimer's Patients

Posted in News / senior activities / Senior Living Tips

In recent years I’ve come across several instances of students developing technology for seniors. But I was genuinely impressed by the creation of 12-year-old Emma Yang. Emma was one of the recipients of the “Ten Under Twenty” innovation awards announced earlier this year. Her app, called...


Great Myths of Aging

Author ERICA MANFRED   When it comes to what old people are like, everyone has an opinion, especially younger people. Perhaps because they’re afraid of aging, the young and middle-aged tend to stereotype older people as grouchy, frumpy, slow, forgetful. Yes we do change as we age, but not...


Transitioning Home After Leaving A Medical Facility

Having a senior parent move back home after being in a medical facility, can be difficult.  Hopefully these tips will help ease the transition and make the adjustment a little bit easier. 1).  Plan ahead.           Check to see if the medical facility that your loved one is leaving has...


February Is Heart Awareness Month

Posted in heart health / Home Care Regina / Senior Living Tips

Take care of your heart this month (and every month).  Do a heart check on all the foods you are eating and aim to be more active this month.  Once you get into a routine, it will carry into the other months as a healthy habit.   Make a doctor appointment if you haven't seen your doctor in...


Is It Time To Fall-Proof Your Home?

Posted in Home Care Regina / Senior Living Tips

Is it time to fall-proof your home?  As people get older, they start facing challenges that they may not have had a few years or a decade ago.  There could now be arthritis, cancer, osteoporosis, diabetes, heart condition, that may affect all your mobility.  If you are starting to think that...


Living With Your Parents At An Adult Age

Posted in Home Care Regina / Senior Living Tips

Once you move out on your own and have your own space, one would think that they would never live with their parents again.  In some cases, they don't but in others, senior parents move in with their adult children for a wide variety of reasons.  Some people will say don't think about letting...


Tips On How To Live Simple

Posted in dementia / Home Care Regina / Senior Living Tips

Some people think that as you get older, you should slow down on activities and have come to think of the stereotypical "seniors" that do nothing except for bake and sleep.  That is not the case for most seniors and does not have to be the case if that is what you are thinking.  Keeping up...


Senior Exercise And Fitness

Getting older is a fact of life.  An active lifestyle needs to fit into that fact and is extremely important.  Exercising regularly helps maintain positive mindset, boosts energy, and could help with the symptoms of pain.   There are plenty of ways to get out there and get some...


Winter Hazards And How Seniors Can Avoid Them

Now that the snow has fallen and continues to fall, there are a few hazards that seniors should be looking out for and hopefully avoiding.     1). COLD, ICE AND SNOW      - Falls -- slips on ice are a major risk so it is important that to wear shoes with appropriate traction.  If you are...


What You Need To Know For An Advanced Care Directive

Do you know what an advanced care directive is?  A lot of people do not realize what one is and how easy it is to have one prepared.   An Advanced Care Directive is also known as a "Living Will" and is a legally binding document made while a person has the mental capacity to do so....


Upcoming Information Nights

The first of many information nights! Plans are underway for the first Dove Healthcare information night. The first information night will be DNR, end of life care and how to prepare. If you or anyone you know would like to attend, further information will be posted as details get finalized....


Caring For Your Parents Long Distance

How To Care For Senior Parents While Being Long Distance   Some Canadians know what it is like to be living far away from their senior parents but a lot do not know how to care for their parents through long distance.   Seeing senior parents from visit to visit, it will be noticed how...


Senior Tips For Living Alone

When you live alone as a senior citizen, you want to feel independent, safe, secure and confident.  Many seniors choose to live alone rather than live with family or make the transition into an assisted living facility.  These tips that are listed below will help you to stay independent and...