Why Are Seniors Susceptible? There are certain serious health conditions that we often associate with older adults. Heart disease and cancer are a few that top the list. But one that may not seem as obvious has the potential to be just as life-threatening as others in the category. Pneumonia is defined as a respiratory … Read More

An All Too Common Crime Crime has inarguably evolved over the last few decades. Today’s wrongdoers have largely turned to hacking, scams, or fraud to get the money and/or personal information they want – often through digital means. Fortunately, public awareness and education on cybercrime and scams has grown substantially, allowing us to become smarter, … Read More

Finding the Right Balance The older we get, the more intense the holiday season seems to become, with an increasing number of responsibilities. There are parties to attend, relatives to visit, dinners to cook, gifts to buy and wrap – all within the span of just a few weeks. While these activities serve a greater … Read More

Stressed Out In many ways, stress represents one of the few permanent components of life. At just about every point in our journey, a stressor – whether positive or negative – will arise. For older adults, the stressors that accompany middle age, like raising children and career responsibilities, are exchanged for others. Seniors may begin … Read More

Coal in the Stocking Scammers and con artists are all around us these days. It seems that no matter where we turn, there’s a nefarious individual or group looking to scam us. To make matters worse, they’re becoming more sophisticated in their approach. As we rely more heavily on the technology at our fingertips, sometimes … Read More

How Does the Skin Change? As they say, the one thing you can count on in life is change. That certainly applies to our skin as we begin to age. Years of exposure from the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) light diminishes the skin’s elasticity, while the natural thinning of the epidermis (surface layer) causes the skin … Read More

Age’s Impact on the Lungs It’s estimated that more than 80% of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) cases are linked to smoking. How often do you think about your lungs? Breathing is so automatic that it’s unlikely you give them much more than a passing thought. But just like all our other organs, the lungs … Read More

Aging’s Impact on Oral Health There have been numerous advancements in the world of oral health over the last few decades, from increased education on the importance of proper care to the ever-evolving sophistication of dental technology. But despite these positive changes, one segment of the population still faces significant challenges when it comes to … Read More

Short of Breath Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, more commonly referred to as COPD, is one of the most significant health problems facing adults in Canada.  COPD is a leading cause of death, falling just behind heart disease, cancer, and accidents. In fact, it’s slated to become the third leading cause by 2020. COPD is a … Read More

Knowing the Limits Caring for others is often driven by motivations of love and understanding. It’s not uncommon for family caregivers to initially feel that their capacity for helping those they love is nearly limitless. From taking care of finances and managing medications to preparing meals and cleaning, there’s certainly a sense of fulfillment that … Read More

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