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Thumb Tremors in Seniors : Causes and Solutions


While it may be worrying at first sight, thumb tremor in seniors is actually not always a sign of a problem or pathology. In fact, there are many different types of tremors, all linked to different causes. Stressful situations, for example, can trigger an involuntary movement of the thumb for some people. In which cases,…

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Spring Cleaning Tips for Seniors: Downsizing Tips for a Smoother Transition


As the spring blossoms signal renewal and change, many seniors find themselves contemplating a significant life transition: downsizing. If you’ve been thinking about downsizing, it will most definitely involve a certain amount of decluttering and taking practical steps towards simplifying your current lifestyle. The decision to downsize can be prompted by different things. For example,…

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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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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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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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Looking for retirement living options in Ontario?


Get these advantages with help from a Senior Living Advisor in Ontario. In Ontario, there are many retirement living options to choose from. It can be overwhelming to get started on your search if you’re a senior or a concerned family member. Maybe you just don’t know where to begin – and that’s ok. Here’s…

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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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