During the COVID-19 pandemic when all of us need to stay at home as much as possible, it is crucial to help our senior loved ones maintain physical and mental well-being and avoid negative effects of self-isolation. The following suggestions can help your Mom or Dad stay healthy and get through the pandemic safely: Ensuring … Read More

When someone clutches their chest due to strong pain, most people immediately suspect that they are having a heart attack. However, some heart attacks don’t happen suddenly. In fact, a person can have symptoms for ours before realizing what is happening. Every year more than 150,000 people in Canada suffer from a heart attack. Fortunately, … Read More

Arthritis is inflammation of one or more joints, affecting one in every five adults. The majority of those with arthritis are older adults, aged 65 and more. While arthritis does take its toll on a person’s ability to perform routine tasks and participate in enjoyable activities, older adults can maintain an active lifestyle with some … Read More

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

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