When you think of people suffering from eating disorders, you probably imagine a young girl in her teens, maybe early twenties; dieting or starving herself to deal with the pressures of becoming an adult. For many years, it was suggested that eating disorders existed almost exclusively with younger age groups, such as adolescents and teenagers. … Read More

The human heart has long held our imaginations. A broken heart, a heart full of joy, a heart bursting with pride are all sayings that reflect the special place this organ holds in our “hearts.”   The Power Of The Heart Long ago, Egyptians believed that the heart was the body’s control center. From their … Read More

Winter Blues. Cabin Fever. SAD. Seasonal Affective Disorder has many names. Some people mistakenly write off SAD as a simple case of “climbing the walls,” but as a recognized type of clinical depression, SAD requires professional diagnosis and attention, as the Canadian Mental Health Association advises.   As days grow shorter, and daylight becomes scarce … Read More

If there is one thing Canada is known for it is our winters. Canadian winters can be long and hard, packed full of snow.  And with snow, comes snow removal. Often tricky and rarely easy, seniors need to approach snow removal with caution and safety in mind.   Snow Removal Injuries Many people, especially seniors, … Read More

Most people are familiar with Shingles. Shingles is the disease you hear about someone else having or maybe someone else’s family member. You think, “Isn’t Shingles the Chicken Poxes? Or related to Chicken Poxes? Don’t they have a vaccine for Shingles?” Good news is there is plenty of useful information out there for caregivers and … Read More

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