Under the Radar There are a number of diseases and conditions that have fully made their way into our shared lexicon, from the mild to the severe. Diabetes. Alzheimer’s. Arthritis. Cancer. These only represent a few, but there’s a good chance that you can think of someone who has dealt with each. One that you … Read More

An Alarming Trend It’s not uncommon to associate alcohol consumption with younger age groups, but studies show that drinking among older adults is on the rise. Some attribute this to pervasive anxiety caused by the recession, while others note that baby boomers have gone through life without the aversion to alcohol experienced by older generations. … Read More

An Important Topic Let’s face it, when it comes to discussing what goes on in the bathroom, most of us opt to change the subject entirely. It’s something that we’ve been conditioned to feel uncomfortable about, especially when things aren’t as normal as they should be. But while gut health may not exactly be something … Read More

An Unsung Hero The liver is one of the body’s true powerhouses – an organ that performs a staggering number of important functions simultaneously. Not only does it convert nutrients into bile, a substance that helps with the digestion process, it also produces amino acids that play a key role in fighting infections. The list … Read More

Like all of our primary senses, we tend to take our vision for granted. It helps us navigate everyday life, from the moment we wake up to the time we go to sleep – and yet, how often do we really stop to think about the biological processes involved, or even the possibility that our … Read More

Cancer of the cervix, or cervical cancer, was once listed as one of the most common causes of cancer death among women. In the last few decades, however, the death rate has decreased considerably thanks to the development of the Pap test – recommended for women between the ages of 21 and 65, every three … Read More

It’s common for older adults to experience feelings of fatigue, restlessness, and sadness – and often times, they may simply associate them with getting older, thinking that there is no solution in sight. To make things worse, family members may also be quick to assume that a loved one is experiencing age-related depression or problems … Read More

The importance of respite care options for Canada’s seniors and their caregivers: according to the 2012 GSS, at some point in their lives, 46% of Canadians had provided some type of care to a family member or friend with a long-term health condition, disability or aging needs.

Diabetic eye diseases affecting Canada’s seniors: it’s estimated that 90% of seniors and elders with type 1 diabetes will be affected by diabetic retinopathy, and 19% of new cases of diabetes-related blindness occur in those 45-64 years of age.

Alzheimer’s is considered a form of dementia, a group of symptoms associated with the loss of cognitive and behavioral functioning, which ultimately interfere with daily life. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, since 2000, heart disease-related deaths have decreased 14%, while Alzheimer’s-related deaths have increased 89%.

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