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Dealing with Dementia? A guide to Specialized Memory Care


Caring for a loved one with dementia presents many challenges that require specialized attention, compassion and understanding. Anyone grappling with dementia will have unique needs. Often, families and caregivers may not understand how specialized memory care might be a solution for their loved one. In fact, it might be the most appropriate option. Let’s explore…

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Nutrition for seniors in winter: 5 tips to remember


Nutrition is, for each and everyone of us, the key to many aspects of health and well-being daily. Yet, it can sometimes be difficult to always maintain good eating habits. This fact is especially true for the elderly population, and even more so during the winter months. Here are a few important points that underline…

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Home care services for seniors : a complete overview


Noticing that one of your elderly relatives is gradually losing his or her independence ? Yet you know it would be difficult for him/her to replace the comforts of home ? Hopefully, a number of valuable options may be available. Thanks to the wide range of home care services for seniors, good solutions do exist…

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7 stages of Alzheimer’s disease : comprehension for better help


Belonging to the large family of neurocognitive disorders, Alzheimer’s disease is unfortunately prevalent among seniors. To better understand this condition, and better support elderly loved ones who suffer from it, let’s take a closer look at the 7 stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Based on symptoms and the individual’s degree of autonomy, these different stages provide…

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Understanding and Coping with Cognitive Illnesses in Seniors


Aging is a natural part of life. There are great things that come along with aging that include wisdom, cherished memories and incredible life experiences. But aging can also bring certain health challenges, such as cognitive illnesses in seniors. Conditions like Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, mild cognitive impairment, Parkinson’s disease and others can be stressful for…

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7 essential qualities of a caregiver for seniors


Much more than a profession, being a professional caregiver is a true vocation. Putting the well-being, health, and safety of seniors at the heart of their priorities, professional caregivers play an invaluable role in the day-to-day lives of the elderly, always striving to provide the best quality of life possible. At Visavie, we recognize the…

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Arthritis in seniors : understand more to help better


On the occasion of World Arthritis Day, marked every year on October 12, it is important to be fully aware of the potential impact of arthritis on seniors. With a better understanding of this common health condition among the elderly population, it becomes easier to take action and find the best solutions to improve the…

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Demystifying Parkinson’s disease: early signs and progression


Affecting approximately 1% of the population aged over 65, and almost 10% of seniors above 80 years old, Parkinson’s disease can fairly be described as a significant medical condition, deserving our full attention. To help you better understand this disorder, here are a few aspects to help demystify Parkinson’s disease, from its early signs to…

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Managing pain in seniors through physiotherapy


Pain is a complex phenomenon, which is often difficult to describe. However, the fact remains that it represents a reality that must not be overlooked. With a significant prevalence among the elderly population, chronic pain constitutes a real social concern. In honor of World PT Day, let’s take a moment to discover how physiotherapy can…

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