Important Facts About Strokes in Edmonton, AB

Stroke is the third leading cause of death in Canada, aside from heart disease and cancer. While anyone can have a stroke, some people such as older adults are more at risk. In fact, nearly three-quarters of strokes occur in seniors. Stroke is also the primary cause of disability and one of the main causes … Read More

Studies show that one in five adults suffer from arthritis. Although it is the leading cause of disability among seniors in America it is not a diagnosis. Instead, it is a term that covers more than one hundred conditions that affect the joints. Signs and symptoms A lot of people think that arthritis affects only … Read More

We all like having a glass or two of wine every now and again. However, that does not make us alcoholics, and alcohol use is not dangerous in moderation. Unfortunately, sometimes seniors, just like the rest of us, sometimes go overboard. If you are worried about the amount of alcohol your loved one consumes, Comfort … Read More

We do not often think about oral cancer, however, the older members of our population should consider oral cancer screening mandatory. This year, some 5,000 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer. Many of those individuals will be over the age of 65 as advanced age is a risk factor for oral cancer.   Some … Read More

Comfort Keepers is proud to announce our sponsorship of a Seniors Pop-Up Resource Caravan event. Please join us for our FREE EVENT at South East Edmonton Seniors Association for a Meals on Wheels presentation featuring Appetizers and Dessert! Event Details: May 23, 2019 2 to 4 PM in the Cafeteria 9350 82 St NW All … Read More

How in-home care can help with sleeping patterns and problems Sleep is important for all of us, and getting enough rest can have a wide variety of positive impacts on various health factors. Getting enough sleep has been proven to improve heart health, brain health, daily activity, energy, and the immune system. However, most adults … Read More

How diet makes a difference, and how home care can help Most of us know that what we eat has an impact on our body—we know we should eat more fruits and vegetables, and try to reduce fat and sugar. For seniors, maintaining a healthy diet is even more important to maintaining good health. A … Read More

Many people are misinformed about diabetes. Some don’t realize that it’s a serious disease. There are a number of myths about diabetes, who gets it and why, and what can be done. Know the facts so you can help yourself or a loved one. The following may be helpful.   Fact: Diabetes is serious. More … Read More

With 50% of Americans older than 65 years suffering from pre-diabetes, learning how to prevent it is important. The pre-diabetic is already at risk for developing type 2 diabetes, but it can usually be stopped from progressing further with the right lifestyle changes. Making lifestyle changes that incorporate healthy foods, more activity, and losing some … Read More

We all know that the heart is one of our vital organs, so what can we do to take special care of the heart? Three lifestyle changes can be made, starting today, to better protect heart health. They are diet, exercise and stress reduction.   Beginning with diet and nutrition, there are specific foods that … Read More

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