Dementia – Shielding the Brain from Memory Loss

A person affected by dementia suffers from a gradual loss of memory which then also affects that patient’s ability to solve problems, speak and even use language. Therefore, dementia adversely affects the essential functions of a person like motor skills, comprehension, and executive functioning. Dementia refers to multiple sets of ailments and not to any […]

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Beating the Winter Blues

Matt Del Vecchio is a Certified Professional Consultant on Aging (CPCA).  He is the founder and president of Lianas Services, a Canadian company that assists families and their senior loved ones with retirement home search and transition support.  He is also the host of “Life Unrehearsed”, a weekly radio show on CJAD800 which can be […]

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Common cold or pulmonary fibrosis? Know the symptoms

(BPT) – Persistent dry cough. Fatigue. Shortness of breath. These symptoms are sometimes associated with a passing virus, especially during the peak of cold and flu season. Coughs can last an average of 18 days; however, if your dry cough is still lingering after two months, another condition, such as pulmonary fibrosis, might be the […]

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6 Things You Can Do Today to Defend against Alzheimer’s

If you’re faced with the possibility of Alzheimer’s or other dementia-related conditions, the future may look scary. Fortunately, science has suggestions on things you can do today to help you avoid, delay, or slow down Alzheimer’s tomorrow. While more research remains to be done on activities that supposedly delay Alzheimer’s, there is research to support […]

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A Senior Living Neighborhood Can Be Life Transforming

Senior citizen communities’ today range from cozy manufactured houses to the elegant luxury of a high-end hotel and resort or luxury liner feel, each of which does not seem institutional. Many seniors who have made a move to independent living or aided living neighbourhoods declare that they love the life in their new residence. In […]

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