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4 Ways to Recognize Sundowners Syndrome in Dementia Patients

Have you ever heard of dementia and Alzheimer’s patients behaving bizarrely as the sun starts to go down? The term “sundowning” refers to confusion that arises in the late afternoon and lasts into the night. People with sundown syndrome are almost always dealing with cognitive declining illnesses like dementia, though these symptoms can also arise…

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Promoting Holistic Wellness Through Tai Chi for Seniors

Tai Chi is an ancient energy movement practice originating from China. Its “grandfather” is considered qigong, which involves an entire system of wellness where the 12 meridians are considered. While qigong is considered a health system, Tai Chi is a martial art originating from profound knowledge. Today, in the West, we know it more as…

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Here’s Why a Nursing Home Will Enhance Quality of Life

Seniors who live in high-quality nursing homes open themselves to receiving 24/7 caring support, an engaged social life, and a plethora of diverse activities. We are, by nature, social creatures. This is proven most true when we are ill or injured. We simply can’t do everything alone. Old age should be a time when seniors…

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How to Choose the Right Memory Care Facility For Loved Ones

A memory care facility is a place where seniors dealing with memory loss problems go to receive support. Dementia is an umbrella term for several diseases affecting cognitive abilities to the point where it interferes with daily living. Leading-edge dementia and Alzheimer’s memory support organizations like The Alzheimer’s Association and Women’s Brain Health Initiative inform…

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Breaking Down Short-Term Care Solutions in Kanata, Ontario

If a senior has suffered an accident, is recovering from an illness, or simply wishes to receive short-term personalized care, they may want to consider respite care. Respite care services benefit seniors who are only looking for short-term care while they can get back on their feet.  Symphony Senior Living offers short-term care services led…

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5 Chair Exercises for Senior Strength and Mobility

We should all know the basic health recommendations for healthy living by now. They are good sleep, good hydration, daily exercise, a balanced diet, and a healthy social life. Today, we’ll focus on the importance of active movement for seniors. Aging can make keeping a daily exercise routine more difficult. However, using the chair is…

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Seniors Guide to Festive and Memorable Holiday Activities

Creating holiday events that the whole family can enjoy, seniors included, strengthens the love and care everyone has for one another. Outside of the family, seniors can also seek out retirement homes with open doors. Equally important is the social life outside of family for a senior, so doing holiday activities with other adults is…

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A Guide to Understanding the Complexities of Alzheimer’s

Often referred to by scholars as an evolving puzzle, Alzheimer’s is one of the most studied illnesses today for its various complexities. The research conclusions go in all different directions, making it a very polarized field of medical study. What makes it so complicated? There’s just no clear understanding yet why late-onset Alzheimer’s is triggered…

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Reshaping Aging: How Assisted Living at Carleton Place is Redefining Senior Care

Assisted living is for seniors who want to thrive in a supportive community. Carleton Place Terrace offers top-notch senior living amenities that you’d get in premier centers, with the tight-knit spirit of community alive. Symphony Senior Living provides a person-centered approach to aging adults who want a greater sense of security or are looking for…

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