Leading a happy, meaningful life is something we all strive for. However, as we age and age-related difficulties start to occur, it can be increasingly hard to enjoy life. In Canada, more and more people older than 60 are depressed, with estimates that a whopping 1.8 million seniors live with mental health problems and illnesses. … Read More

The Importance of Early Detection Millions of people across the country and the world have been, in some way, affected with Alzheimer’s disease. Some of them have been diagnosed with this disease, while others are dealing with their loved one’s diagnosis. Therefore, it is no wonder that the world of Alzheimer’s research and awareness is … Read More

No matter how young or old we are, we need to be active and participate in activities that we like. This is what makes our lives more fulfilling and gives us joy and something to look forward to. While some activities may become challenging for us as we age, it is important that seniors do … Read More

Research shows that a number of seniors are not getting the vaccines they need in order to stay protected from serious illnesses. Therefore, the fact that more than 60 percent of people who get hospitalized due to flu are older adults is not surprising. As we age our immunity system gets weaker and we become … Read More

A Growing Problem In this day and age, even with all the regulations, the risk of food poisoning is still present. Every now and then we can hear that someone has been hospitalized after eating contaminated food in a restaurant. Most often people get food poisoning through fish, dairy or chicken. While eating food that … Read More

More than 10% of the population will have a hernia at least once in their life. A hernia occurs when an organ or tissue exits through an abnormal opening. There are various types of hernias, but most commonly they involve the abdomen. The reason why seniors should notify their doctor in case they suspect they … Read More

When someone develops diabetes, it means their bodies are no longer able to properly process sugars. The consequences are elevated blood sugar levels and worsening of health or symptoms of other conditions such as heart and kidney disease. The majority of affected individuals are seniors and with more and more people reaching their 80s and … Read More

Urinary incontinence affects most seniors and can significantly lower one’s quality of life.  Older adults who struggle with this condition can suffer from low self-esteem and avoid maintaining their social connections. Therefore, managing incontinence is necessary for a happy and active life of a senior. Luckily, incontinence is treatable and doctors can make recommendations based … Read More

One in every 500 people in Canada has Parkinson’s, and most of the people who have been diagnosed with this disease are over 60. Although the illness affects both men and women, men have a higher chance of developing it. Today more than 100, 000 people in Canada are struggling with Parkinson’s and every year … Read More

During the summer, most seniors want to spend their days outside, where they can participate in fun activities and create unforgettable memories with people they care about. However, in order to protect themselves from harmful UV rays, older adults need to practice sun safety. After all, skin cancer is the most common type of cancer … Read More

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