Family caregivers and elderly care providers need to assist the aging adult in doing mole checks several times per year to identify any suspicious-looking moles that might indicate the presence of melanoma.
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If bacteria, fungi, or viruses get into the lungs, it can lead to pneumonia. This is a serious health condition where the infection within the lungs causes the sacs to fill with pus and/or mucus. It makes it hard to breathe. If your parent is older or has a chronic health condition, you need to know everything you can about pneumonia.
Every year, September 21 marks World Alzheimer’s Day to raise awareness about the disease and the stigma that can come with it. Did you know that there are 564,000 individuals living with dementia in Canada? Or that 25,000 new cases are diagnosed every year? Check out our infographic to learn more about Alzheimer's and dementia in Canada.
Before and during wandering, elders with dementia are usually worried, anxious, frustrated or bored. Family caregivers and elder care providers can work together to figure out how to meet those needs and reduce or prevent wandering.
Home Care - Being able to recognize the symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis in your aging relative could help reach a diagnosis sooner, which means they can start to receive treatment. Though not all people will have the same symptoms, below are 4 common symptoms.
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