Stroke is the third largest killer of Canadian adults, after heart disease and cancer. It’s also the primary cause of physical disabilities and is second only to Alzheimer’s disease as a cause of mental disability. While people at any age can be susceptible to suffering from a stroke, nearly three-quarters of strokes occur in people … 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

Many of us enjoy having a cocktail with friends or drinking a glass of wine with dinner. For seniors, with a doctor’s approval, this doesn’t have to change. However, it’s important to be aware of the ways that alcohol can physically affect older adults, and how the signs of alcohol abuse look different for seniors … Read More

Oral cancer screening is an important test for older adults. Estimates show that more than 5,000 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year, and seniors are more at risk. 65% of those diagnosed with oral cancer will live past five years. That jumps to 85% with early diagnosis and treatment. Seniors may have … Read More

No matter what age we are, living a life of purpose, connection and joy is critical for our physical and mental wellbeing. For older adults, a variety of obstacles like vision loss, social isolation, mobility problems and memory issues can make enjoying life more difficult. Late-life depression affects about 15% of Canadians age 65 and … Read More

Many things change as we get older. Something that we don’t necessarily expect to change is how we sleep. In fact, 46% of adults 65 and older have trouble falling asleep on a regular basis. Insomnia is the most common sleep problem in adults age 60 and older. Studies show that older adults can have … Read More

Everyone can benefit from eating healthy food and maintaining a well-balanced diet. For seniors, this is especially important. According to the AARP, 60% of seniors are more likely to experience depression because of food insecurity. For most, a healthy eating plan emphasizes fruit, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat or fat-free dairy; includes lean meat, poultry, … Read More

Seniors represent almost 48% of the total number of people with diabetes, and that number is expected to increase as the population of adults 60 and over grows. It is estimated that 3.52 million Canadians have diabetes and of these, one third are undiagnosed As you know, diabetes is a condition that prevents someone’s body … Read More

Eating a well-balanced, nutritious diet is a challenge that many of us struggle with. However, the health risks associated with malnutrition can be especially concerning for older adults. One out of every two older adults are at risk of becoming malnourished. Here are some signs to watch for if you’re concerned that someone may be … Read More

Being diagnosed with cancer later in life can be scary and overwhelming. A cancer diagnosis can make a person feel like their world is out of control. People often say they feel helpless and powerless after they find out they have cancer. Making a personal plan for dealing with a cancer diagnosis can help older … Read More

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