Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, also known as COPD, is one of the leading causes of death, behind heart disease, cancer, and accidents. Nowadays, more than half a million Canadians have been diagnosed with it, while it has been estimated that about the same number of Canadian citizens have it, but are still not aware of … Read More

So many things change as we age and our sleeping habits are no exception. In fact, sleep disorders are so common in golden years that it is estimated that nearly half of our elderly population experience some difficulties with falling asleep on a regular basis. Typically, those 65 and older should get at least 7 … Read More

With age immune system tends to weaken, which is why seniors are more prone to various infections. Unfortunately, one of them is pneumonia. It infects one or both lungs and it can be mild as well as severe. In some cases, it can even be fatal. This infection is mostly caused by bacteria, viruses or … Read More

Regardless of how old we are, it is important that we live meaningful, active lives and stay socially connected with both friends and family and our community. Unfortunately, as we get older, it can become more challenging for us to live life to the fullest. According to some estimates, over 1.8 million Canadians aged 60 … Read More

It is no wonder that the world of Alzheimer’s research is as big as it is. After all, millions of people across the globe are being affected by this disease. Some of them have been personally diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, while others are dealing with their loved one’s diagnosis. When it comes to Alzheimer’s awareness, the … Read More

Staying physically active becomes increasingly important to one’s overall health and well-being as people get older. It is important that family caregivers and professional care providers work closely to develop a strategy of care that allows senior loved ones to take part in favorite activities and maintain a positive mental outlook through meaningful interaction. Regardless … Read More

As we get older our immune system gets weaker. That is why seniors are more susceptible to various illnesses and infections. While younger adults are able to easily recover from a disease, when it comes to older adults even common illnesses can cause complications and lead to life-threatening situations. One of the easiest ways seniors … Read More

A Growing Problem It seems that every week we can hear that someone ended up in a hospital due to food poisoning. Even in a world of increased safety and regulation, there is still a possibility that our food will get contaminated with bacteria and parasites. Fish, dairy and chicken are the foods that are … Read More

A hernia occurs when an organ or tissue makes its way through a frail spot in a muscle or connective tissue. Unfortunately, at least 10 % of the population will struggle with this medical condition at least once in their life. There are several types of hernia, and their severity and symptoms can vary.  No … Read More

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

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