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The holidays may be full of celebrations and gathering of people, but aging adults who struggle with physical and emotional challenges might not believe the festive season is all that bright anymore.   Chronic illness, pain, and limited mobility can all challenge older adults’ ability to participate in holiday festivities. The results may be feelings … Read More

When family or friends must care for a loved one, symptoms of chronic stress are likely to appear. The caregiver can suffer emotionally and physically from the loving care they’re providing to someone else. This common problem called compassion fatigue is a term given to caregivers who might be helping someone injured, ill or traumatized. … Read More

Safety in medication management is critical for older adults who want to continue living independently. Older loved ones may depend on their medication to maintain their good health and it’s essential that they take the correct dosage at the proper time. Incorrectly taking medications may be harmful, or even lethal. So, what can you do … Read More

Please join your local Comfort Keepers this Saturday, November 3rd at the Seniors’ Health & Wellness Forum presented by agefriendly Edmonton. This event will begin at 9 am and feature sessions and exhibitors from around the Edmonton area. Session topics include: My Health: Health Resources; planning for a healthy future; seniors community hub initiative My Home: Improving … Read More

Many seniors take a fall without getting injured, but as many as one out of five will be seriously hurt. Less than half may tell their doctor. Those who have fallen once often become fearful of falling again. This can begin a downward spiral as the fear of falling induces less activity. When a person … Read More

You may be able to reduce the risk of fire by making simple changes in your home or the home of a loved one. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), everyone needs to learn about household fires and how they typically start. Damage from home fires is devastating and the costs are staggering. … Read More

Nobody wants to talk with their parent or loved one about the possibility of Alzheimer’s. It’s a tough subject that can easily overwhelm both you and the inflicted adult. If the parent or loved one already has impaired judgment and memory loss, a cohesive conversation probably won’t even be possible. Still, there are loving ways … Read More

Per the Alzheimer’s Association, there are over 5 million people in the U.S. over 65 years old with this devastating disease. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) causes thinking and memory issues, as well as behavior changes that eventually affect an adult’s work, family and social relationships. Even basic activities of daily living become problematic.   Chronic Conditions … Read More

On Wednesday, September 12th there will be a networking dinner in conjunction with the Alberta Association on Gerontology. This dinner will feature guest speaker, Dr. Carole Estabrooks on the topic of The Future of Nursing Homes in Alberta and Improving Care for Residents and the Workforce. Tickets are available and registration must be completed by Monday, … Read More

How would someone know if it’s time for a cataract exam? If there’s blurred or double vision, eyeglasses don’t make an improvement, and daily activities are affected, a professional cataract exam is needed! Cataracts, left untreated, continue to worsen and may lead to blindness. Still, they’re a common struggle for over 24 million people. Preventative … Read More

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