Managing Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms

Parkinson’s disease affects 1 in every 500 people in Canada.  Most are diagnosed over the age of 60. Parkinson’s disease affects both men and women.  Statistically, however, men have a slightly higher chance of developing the disease.  The risk of developing Parkinson’s disease also increases with age, with the average age of onset being 65 … Read More

PTSD develops in approximately 1 in 3 people who go through serious trauma. This can include anything from the death of a loved one, military combat, car accidents, illness or injury, natural disasters, a disease diagnosis or other events that may have significant physical or psychological impact. Many people experience negative feelings after experiencing a … Read More

Changes to vision and concerns about eye health can happen rapidly for older adults. Seniors should get a vision test done once a year and should always follow a doctor’s recommendations on treatment plans and vision health. Here are eight strategies for seniors to maintain eye health: Diet– Eating delicious food is one of the … Read More

More than one-third of Canadian seniors experience falls, which can have a devastating physical and psychological impact, resulting in disability, chronic pain, loss of independence, reduced quality of life, and even death. Falls are the leading cause of injury for seniors And, falling once doubles someone’s chances of falling again. Preventing accidents in the home, … Read More

Seniors suffering from osteoporosis often don’t experience any symptoms of the disease until they get a fracture. According to Osteoporosis Canada, approximately 2 million Canadians have osteoporosis.  Over 80% of all fractures in people 50 plus are caused by osteoporosis. One in three women and one in five men over 50 will experience osteoporitic fractures. … Read More

An Unwelcome Change There are certain changes to our skin that we come to expect as we age. Whether it’s looser skin, wrinkles, or spots, it’s often understood that these changes represent part of our body’s natural aging process. Thick, scaly patches, on the other hand, are not as expected. And yet, psoriasis – a … Read More

Separating Fact from Fiction The average person will undoubtedly hear a lot of inaccurate information throughout his or her lifetime. From politics to sports, misinformation is perpetuated no matter what the topic at hand might be. And it’s especially common in the world of health information. The subject of cataracts, in particular, has received its … Read More

 Summer Heat From picnics and barbecues to baseball games and festivals, summer often presents numerous opportunities to spend quality time with friends and family – all under the warm sunny skies. For many seniors, summer is the perfect chance to get out and make connections with new people and strengthen existing relationships. But while the … Read More

Window into Independence It’s been said that the eyes represent the window to the soul, but when you think about it, they’re also the window into our reality – a window that we often take for granted. And perhaps it’s because we can’t actually see our eyes that we don’t usually think about their health … Read More

A Plethora of Information As a society, we have generally become more conscious of nutritional needs. That should come as no surprise given the amount of information that we are inundated with on a daily basis, informing us of what we should and shouldn’t eat, and what to avoid. With so much information, it’s inevitable … Read More

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