Arthritis is a general term that is used to describe any of the 100+ conditions and illnesses affecting the joints. One in five adults live with arthritis and most of them are seniors. Arthritis can severely jeopardize a person’s independence and ability to perform tasks, from simple daily routines to more complex activities. However, with … Read More

Did you know that after heart disease, cancer and accidents, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is the leading cause of death? In this day and age more than 500, 000 Canadians have been diagnosed with COPD while it has been estimated that the same number of Canadian citizens has the disease, but they are still not … Read More

With age come many changes in the way our bodies function. While it may not be expected, sleep is one part of life that can also change in senior years. Almost half of all adults 65 and older have a hard time falling asleep and getting a good night’s rest. For many seniors, getting 7-8 … Read More

In their senior years, many of the older adults need to deal with age-related issues, such as a weakened immune system. Due to it, seniors become more prone to various infections, such as pneumonia. It affects one or both lungs and it can vary from mild to severe. It occurs when bacteria, fungi or viruses … Read More

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

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