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Ensuring that your senior loved one remains as self-sufficient as possible, and yet safe around the house requires a delicate balance. For those caring for a person with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, that challenge increases ten-fold. Caregivers providing care for someone with Alzheimer’s must be diligent about identifying potential dangers in the home.

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More Canadians are choosing to “age in place.” That is, they opt to stay in their homes rather than move to alternative retirement settings. But that often means they must modify their homes so it’s not a danger to their safety and health when their physical abilities change.

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Aging normally involves a certain degree of memory loss. But what degree of memory loss in seniors and elders is normal, and what is cause for concern? This article gives advice to caregivers for identifying memory issues in seniors.

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Many of Canada’s seniors and elders have to manage multiple prescriptions, sometimes upwards of 5 prescriptions daily. It is vital for a senior’s health that he or she take the proper dosage of their medication.

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If you or your loved one is over age 65, it’s likely that getting enough sleep has become an issue. Seniors typically take longer to fall asleep, and often wake up during the night numerous times. These are two main reasons many seniors don’t get as much sleep as they need.

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