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Vision Problems Can Look Like Learning Difficulties

When a vision problem is at the root of a child’s struggles with learning, the signs are very easy to see when you know what to look for. Unfortunately, the signs can easily be mistaken for learning difficulties or attention problems. Children don’t know how they’re supposed to see, so the only way they can tell you they have a vision problem is with their behavior. One of the signs that a vision problem may be contributing to one’s learning challenges is a short attention span when it comes to reading. This behavior could easily be mistaken for ADHD or Dyslexia. A developmental vision evaluation could open the door to your child’s success.

Little Things Caregivers Can Do For Seniors

Often in life, the most meaningful moments are the moments spent with those who teach you something, with those who share laughs with you, and with those who support you no matter what. And within those moments, it’s the little things that become the most significant and valuable. Professional caregivers can be there for you, when you need a little extra hand around the house or someone to accompany you on your outings. Caregivers can help with the day-to-day tasks, so you have time to enjoy the little things in life, while remaining safe and independent in your own home.

Microchip Your Pet!

A simple procedure can save a lot of heartache. Your veterinarian can inject a microchip — the size of a grain of rice — beneath the surface of your pet’s skin, usually between the shoulder blades. It’s almost instantaneous, but it contains contact information so that if you and your pet ever become separated, a shelter or veterinarian will easily be able to reunite you. Being separated from their owner, especially if lost in a strange environment, is traumatizing for an animal. Get your pet microchipped – then be sure to keep the information up-to-date if you move or change your phone number.

Recognizing Oral Cancer Symptoms

Each year, 3,200 Canadians are diagnosed with oral cancer. When caught early, oral cancer can be effectively treated. Denturists are qualified to recognize the symptoms associated with oral cancer, as well as other oral health issues. In addition to getting regular checkups, familiarize yourself with symptoms, including: sores, particularly those that bleed or won’t heal; growths, lumps or thickened skin; trouble swallowing or chewing; pain in the tongue, jaw or throat; loose teeth; or poorly fitting dentures. If you experience one or more of these symptoms, be sure to schedule a visit with your denturist as soon as possible.

Try TLS for Weight Loss!

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Acupuncture for Seasonal Allergies

Spring is typically allergy season, because of new growth on trees and weeds. Seasonal allergies are caused by the body’s hypersensitivity to substances in the environment, and symptoms typically involve the nose and eyes. While there are many Western medications to treat the symptoms of seasonal allergies, they often come with unwanted side effects. Acupuncture has been used to treat seasonal allergies for centuries with great success. According to traditional medicine, treatment is directed toward clearing the nasal passages, supporting the immune system and strengthening the systems of the body to prevent allergic reactions from recurring, without side effects.

Aging At Home

Many seniors would prefer to stay at home than move into a senior care home, but there are some challenges to consider. Factors like finances, physical mobility, social network, health concerns, and safety in the home are all things to think about. If you decide to remain in your home, discuss your plans with your family or a trusted advisor. It’s important to prepare your home to ensure you can live comfortably and safely there, using various aids and tools to make things easier. In-home care can also provide much-needed day-to-day support, as well as transportation to appointments and gatherings.

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8 out of 10 People Impacted by Digital Eye Strain

Digital Eye Strain is caused by focusing on digital devices that are 1 to 3 feet away for extended periods of time. Up to 83% of people 25 years old and older experience some form of Digital Eye Strain. The most common reported symptoms include dry eyes, eyestrain, headaches, sensitivity to light, blurred vision, loss of productivity and/or neck pain.
If you see these signs in kids and young adults they could have Digital Eye Strain, too. Whether you have any of these symptoms or work on your computer for more than 3 hours total per day, call to schedule an appointment today. We can help!

There’s a First Time for Everything

Have you thought of donating blood but haven’t gotten around to it? Here what you need to know! The entire process takes approximately one hour, but only 10 of those minutes are actually spent donating blood. The average human has anywhere from 5 – 6 litres of blood in their body. One unit of blood is 450ml or about a 1/12 of your total blood volume. You body regenerates this volume within hours. Lastly, your unit will be used to help save a patient’s life within five days of its donation. Now that’s something worth trying! Book online at www.blood.ca

Seniors and Stress

Chronic stress is harmful to people of all ages, but its impact on older adults can be particularly severe, increasing the risk of age-related diseases, hastening cognitive decline, and even triggering falls. Stressors that are common amongst the elderly include loss of control, personal loss, declining health, financial worries, personal safety, and loss of independence. To reduce stress, get regular exercise, eat balanced meals to ensure the mind and body are properly fueled, and ask for help. Talking with a trusted family member, friend, or healthcare professional, at the very least, releases pent-up stress and may even lead to a solution.