Diabetes is a metabolic disorder characterized by high glucose levels and the inability to process sugar and it is fairly common in aging adults. In fact, seniors make almost half of the total number of individuals with diabetes in Canada and the numbers are on the rise. Without adequate management, diabetes can cause various health … Read More

Urinary incontinence is the inability to control urine elimination – a condition that is fairly common in aging adults. Although many seniors may have more serious medical concerns to think about, untreated incontinence can cause a number of health complications, affect social connections, and ruin a person’s self-esteem. For these reasons, successfully treating and managing … Read More

More than 100,000 people live with Parkinson’s disease in Canada, with over 6,500 new cases diagnosed each year. Parkinson’s is most commonly found among seniors over the age of 60 and it affects both males and females, although men are at a slightly higher risk of developing the condition. The most common symptoms of Parkinson’s … Read More

During the summer most seniors enjoy spending time outside, where they can engage in activities they love. However, it is extremely important to stay protected from the harmful UV rays when being outdoors since skin cancer is the most common cancer.  In fact, one in every three cancers diagnosed across the globe is skin cancer. … Read More

Elderly dehydration is an often overlooked health concern. Nonetheless, the senior population is more prone to dehydration than other age groups. A diminished sense of thirst, side effects of prescribed medication, mobility issues, and chronic conditions are just some of the reasons why aging adults may fail to drink enough liquids. For this reason, it … Read More

For seniors, falls can have a distressing physical and psychological impact. They often result in disability, chronic pain, loss of independence, reduced quality of life, and even death. Since falls are the leading cause of injury for older adults, preventing these accidents can help seniors stay independent.  Injuries caused by falls can have lasting physical … Read More

Vision loss and vision impairments are common issues in old age. While problems such as eye strain or eye irritations can be relatively harmless, vision-reducing eye diseases such as cataracts or glaucoma can have a major impact on Mom or Dad’s independence and quality of life. However, many age-related vision problems can be either improved … Read More

Stroke is one of the main causes of death in Canada. Although anyone can have a stroke, statistics show that three-quarters of people affected by it are seniors. It is the primary cause of physical disability, and one of the main causes of mental disability. More women die from a stroke than men in Canada. … Read More

Arthritis is a chronic, inflammatory condition affecting the joints and connective tissue and it is quite common in our golden years. As one in every five older adults suffers from arthritis, it is important to educate seniors and their caregivers on how to recognize the symptoms and manage the condition.   This article aims to … Read More

You may enjoy a drink or two every now and again. This is normal. Many seniors are able to drink in moderation without doing any damage to their health. However, going forward, if your loved one does consume alcohol, you should be aware of the effect it can have on them and how it is … Read More

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