• 3 August 2022

    Identifying ways to improve the quality of life of older adults living with dementia

    For older adults with dementia, depression, anxiety, and agitation can arise due to difficulty learning new things, making decisions, loss of independence, and inability to complete daily activities. This can have implications for an individual’s quality of life. For caregivers and care professionals, finding opportunities to maintain or improve the quality of life of people with this condition is a priority.
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  • 27 July 2022

    Making self-care a regular part of your daily routine

    Practicing self-care daily involves looking after your mental well-being, incorporating exercise and movement, eating nutritious foods, practicing good hygiene, and avoiding harmful behaviours such as smoking cigarettes. While it may sound simple, it can be challenging for some older adults to do these things for many reasons—such as lack of time, injury, or disability.
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  • 20 July 2022

    Are assistive devices suitable for me or my loved one?

    While assistive technologies provide many benefits, some older adults remain reluctant to use them. They may fear being stigmatized or discriminated against, feel a loss of independence and sense of control, or think of assistive devices as a last resort. There also may be confusion (and concerns) about what assistive technology is publicly covered or not and under what conditions.
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  • 13 July 2022

    Four ways to enhance your financial capability

    On average, Canadians are living longer, which means more financial resources, and more careful management of financial resources is required to ensure they last for as long as you need them to. Once retired, older adults (and their caregivers) face the challenge of making a realistic budget based on fixed and often limited incomes while juggling many priority expenses.
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  • 6 July 2022

    3 strategies to help you on your menopause journey

    Whether you’re well into your journey through menopause or nearing the start of this next chapter of your life, a few evidence-based strategies are available to help women deal with the most common symptoms and complications that accompany menopause.
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  • 28 June 2022

    Why vitamin D is an important part of healthy aging

    There are many health benefits associated with vitamin D. It can contribute to stronger bones, help fight off respiratory infections and regulate insulin levels. However, getting a healthy, daily dose of vitamin D can be challenging and a common problem for many Canadians.
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  • 21 June 2022

    How your peers can play an essential role in healthy aging

    We experience many of our best moments with our peers and lean on them during times of hardship. But did you know that when it comes to our health and well-being, leaning on our peers for support may help improve health and social outcomes?
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  • 14 June 2022

    Summertime activities to keep your body and mind healthy

    Many outdoor activities help older adults stay physically and mentally fit. Whether you enjoy walking, biking, hiking, or tai-chi, you can reap the many health benefits of outdoor activities. Physical benefits include improved strength, better endurance and greater flexibility. Exercise is not only good for the body but your mind too! It can reduce stress, improve self-esteem, and reduce depressive symptoms.
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  • 7 June 2022

    June is Canadian Men’s Health Month: Put your health and wellbeing first

    What puts a man’s health at risk as he gets older? The top risk factors are common and often preventable. Simple lifestyle changes can reduce a man’s risk for many common health conditions, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, prostate cancer, etc. By taking a more active role in your health and wellbeing, you can enjoy the things you love well into your later years.
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  • 1 June 2022

    What’s in your medicine cabinet?

    Millions of people have nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and aspirin in their medicine cabinets at home and take them to tackle inflammation and all sorts of aches and pains. Conversations around using NSAIDs and aspirin as a prevention strategy for heart attacks, dementia and cancer have emerged. But is it safe? We investigate what the research says and what the possible side effects are.
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  • 25 May 2022

    Do you know how to recognize the signs of elder abuse?

    It can be challenging to spot abuse as victims may be reluctant to disclose that they are being abused out of fear that they may worsen the situation or face backlash. As a result, they may try to hide signs of it from others. Knowing the signs of elder abuse is critical to identifying it and acting.
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  • 18 May 2022

    The importance of speech and hearing as we age

    May is Speech and Hearing Awareness Month which provides an opportunity to generate awareness about the importance of communication.Being able to hear and speak allows us to communicate with others and is an important part of our emotional and social well-being. When we develop issues with our hearing or speech, it can prohibit us from communicating with ease and can lead to challenges such as social isolation.
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  • 11 May 2022

    4 tips to protect your skin from the sun

    May is Melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness Month in Canada, a time to remind Canadians about sun safety and the importance of protecting their skin. In the past 25 years, there has been a significant increase in melanoma diagnoses. The good news is you can minimize your chances of developing skin cancer by taking precautions.
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  • 4 May 2022

    Six strategies to support your mental health and well-being

    May 2-8 is Mental Health Week in Canada, a week intended to raise awareness about mental health and well-being. We’ve compiled a six evidence-based strategies to help you strengthen your mental well-being.
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  • 27 April 2022

    Strategies to keep you steady on your feet

    Globally, falls are the second leading cause of death from unintentional injury. The good news is, there are things you can do to actively reduce your risk of falling and prevent injuries from happening. Incorporating exercises into your daily routine that involve some form of resistance training can help build flexibility. Maintaining foot health is also important, as older adults experience changes in muscle strength that can increase their risk of falling.
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  • 20 April 2022

    Technology fatigue: What it means and how to reduce it

    Technology can keep us connected, reducing feelings of loneliness and social isolation, but its overuse can also pose a challenge. The good news is, there are things you can do to reduce overall fatigue. Read more about how you can reduce your technology fatigue.
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  • 13 April 2022

    Walk your way to better health

    Walking is one of the easiest ways to stay active and has many positive benefits for our health including helping to improve heart health, helping with stroke recovery, reducing pain, and improving physical function.
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  • 6 April 2022

    3 ways a healthy diet can help meet your health goals

    Nourishing our bodies with healthy, whole foods can help with everything from weight loss, to improved mood, and can help manage conditions like high blood pressure or diabetes and contribute to better heart health. We’ve broken down some of the ways diets can be beneficial and which ones can help for specific purposes.
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  • 29 March 2022

    Is it time to brush up on your oral health?

    Older adults are at particularly high risk for oral health problems, and poor oral health has been linked to many health risks, such as cardiovascular disease, stroke, poor nutrition, glycemic control in people with diabetes and respiratory infection. Despite this growing body of evidence, the mouth seems to be forgotten and neglected.
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  • 23 March 2022

    Is it time to rethink your alcohol consumption?

    It is estimated that 80% of Canadians consume alcohol, and of those who drink, nearly six million are considered heavy drinkers. This puts people at risk of developing chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and liver disease. To learn more about alcohol consumption and how reducing it can be beneficial to your health, click through for more.
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