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The importance of identifying and preventing alcohol abuse in Canada’s seniors: According to the NCADD, between 6 and 11 percent of elderly hospital admissions are due to alcohol or drug related problems.

Studies indicate that Irritable Bowel Syndrome may affect up to 20% of the population, and that 10% of elderly people are affected. Learn what causes IBS in seniors and steps you can take to help your elder loved one manage their IBS symptoms.

Helping Canada’s seniors protect their kidneys and maintain kidney health: According to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, estimated 2.6 million Canadians have kidney disease, or are at risk.

Important senior nutrition information and foods that promote heart health in Canada’s seniors. The American Heart Association estimates that 66% of cardiovascular disease deaths occur in people age 75 and older, so senior heart health should be a focus for senior caregivers!

Helping Canada’s seniors understand colorectal cancer and the importance of cancer screening: studies show that nearly 60% of colorectal cancer patients are 70 years of age or older, and it’s estimated that this number will only continue to rise.

The importance of cancer screening for Canada’s seniors and elders: Seniors over 65 years of age account for 60% of newly diagnosed cancers, and 70% of cancer-related deaths occur among seniors.

According to Health Canada, Heart Disease is the number one killer in Canada. Seniors need to know signs of a heart attack and how to keep hearts healthy. Learn more about types of heart attacks and warning signs for senior heart problems.

Regular eye exams are even more important as you reach your senior years. A comprehensive dilated eye exam by an optometrist or ophthalmologist (eye doctor) is necessary to find eye diseases early, when treatment to prevent vision loss proves most effective.

Canada’s senior women must maintain their regular feminine health screenings to ensure early detection of feminine cancers. Women who have
three negative tests for cervical cancer between age 50 and 64 are considerably less likely to get the disease in the next 20 years.

Hyperthyroidism in Canada’s seniors: according to the Thyroid Foundation of Canada 1 in 10 Canadians suffer from a thyroid condition of one type or another! Of those, as many as 50% are undiagnosed!

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