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5 Symptoms of Melanoma in Elderly Adults

5 Symptoms of Melanoma in Elderly Adults

Posted Mar 7th, 2019 in Niagara News & Events, Caregiving & Health Tips, Family Caregivers, Challenging Diseases, Home Care Niagara

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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Four Lung Problems that Can Cause Chest Pain

Four Lung Problems that Can Cause Chest Pain

Posted Feb 13th, 2019 in Niagara News & Events, Caregiving & Health Tips, Family Caregivers, Challenging Diseases, Home Care Niagara

If your elderly family member is experiencing chest pain that you know isn’t due to heart issues, her lungs could be the source of the trouble. Here are some causes.

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Is Your Senior at Risk for a Heart Attack?

Is Your Senior at Risk for a Heart Attack?

Posted Feb 8th, 2019 in Niagara News & Events, Caregiving & Health Tips, Family Caregivers, Challenging Diseases, Home Care Niagara

As a family caregiver, it is extremely important to recognize individual risks your senior faces so you can help them to improve their health and reduce the chances of suffering a first heart attack or a subsequent attack. 

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What You Know About Pneumonia Could Save Your Parent's Life

What You Know About Pneumonia Could Save Your Parent's Life

Posted Jan 25th, 2019 in Niagara News & Events, Caregiving & Health Tips, Challenging Diseases, Home Care Niagara

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.

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Successful Treatment of GERD in Aging Relatives

Successful Treatment of GERD in Aging Relatives

Posted Jan 10th, 2019 in Niagara News & Events, Caregiving & Health Tips, Challenging Diseases, Home Care Niagara

There are serious health issues associated with the digestive system that require a doctor’s diagnosis so that treatment can begin as soon as possible. One of the more common health issues is gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD.

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World Alzheimer's Day: A Snapshot of Dementia in Canada

World Alzheimer's Day: A Snapshot of Dementia in Canada

Posted Sep 20th, 2018 in Niagara News & Events, Challenging Diseases, Home Care Niagara

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.

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Why is my Elderly Relative with Dementia Always Wandering?

Why is my Elderly Relative with Dementia Always Wandering?

Posted Jul 6th, 2018 in Niagara News & Events, Caregiving & Health Tips, Family Caregivers, Challenging Diseases, Home Care Niagara

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.

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5 Tips for Dementia Caregivers

5 Tips for Dementia Caregivers

Posted Jun 29th, 2018 in Niagara News & Events, Caregiving & Health Tips, Family Caregivers, Challenging Diseases, Home Care Niagara, Videos

Are you a caregiver for a family member with dementia? Watch our video for 5 tips on how you can provide the best dementia care possible for your loved one.

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4 Common Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis 

4 Common Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis 

Posted May 4th, 2018 in Niagara News & Events, Caregiving & Health Tips, Family Caregivers, Challenging Diseases, Home Care Niagara

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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