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Josh Friesen, Author at Generations Home Care
safety warning sign
There are many ways to stay safe and healthy as we age. Most people’s plans to stay healthy in retirement might focus on maintaining a good diet and regular exercise. But when it comes to staying safe, many precautions fall short. For National Safety Month, consider how you can make your home a safer place.  […]
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Older man who experienced trauma
Life puts us through many ordeals. Over the course of our lives, we must cope with loss, fear, and pain. But some experiences are so distressing that they carve deep into our psyches. When they impact our ability to live healthy lives, they are known as trauma.  Trauma is loosely defined as the response to […]
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Alzheimer's Caregivers
When it comes to Alzheimer’s, the first question on many people’s minds is, “What if it happens to me?” From preventative measures to potential treatments, the focus is often on avoiding the disease or coping when it strikes. But when a person is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, the ripples spread out to touch many people in […]
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men's health
As we age, the shifting landscape of health concerns can often become more difficult to navigate. This June is Men’s Health Month. With that in mind, it’s important to focus on how aging presents new challenges in men’s healthcare. Especially given that men are more prone to many health issues than women throughout their lives. […]
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foot health measures
Many of us take our feet for granted. We might trim our toenails regularly or slap a band-aid on the occasional blister, but not much else. However, for people with diabetes—and especially older diabetics—diligently looking after foot health is of the utmost importance. Diabetes impacts the feet in many different ways, and one of the […]
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falls
Falls are common among individuals of all ages. A typical trip-and-fall event may involve a skinned knee or maybe even a broken wrist. For a younger person, the healing process is relatively short, and there are few long-term ramifications. However, for people over the age of 65, the risk increases significantly. Over 3 million older […]
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Stroke
May is National Stroke Awareness Month. While COVID-19 rightfully dominates the health news at the moment, we shouldn’t ignore this ever-present threat. According to the CDC, stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States and the leading cause of adult disability. And while an individual’s risk increases with age, anyone at any age […]
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empty alcohol bottles
As the nation continues grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic and prolonged social distancing, evidence suggests we’re coping with alcohol. According to Nielson figures, for the week ending March 14, 2020, “off-premise outlets such as liquor and grocery stores saw sales of wine up 27.6%, spirits by 26.4% and beer, cider and malt beverages by 14% […]
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A spring bloom
Spring and early summer is a great time to start spending more time outside. Even though COVID-19 and social-distancing guidelines make going outside more challenging, the health benefits of doing so are undeniable. By taking the right precautions, like wearing a face mask, avoiding crowds, and maintaining proper distancing, you can reduce your risk and […]
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A happy senior
As we age, we often face many new difficulties. Health problems arise that were never an issue before; tasks which we once completed without a moment’s thought become difficult or even impossible. To make matters even more challenging, seniors throughout the world are limiting their contact with other people to combat the spread of the […]
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