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  • 19 October 2021

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, dedicated to driving awareness about prevention, detection, diagnosis, and treatment options. Whether you are a breast cancer survivor, know of someone fighting breast cancer, or simply want to educate yourself further about it, our evidence-based resources are a good place to start. Read on for information about overall lifestyle factors that contribute to your risk of developing cancer, screening, treatment options and more.
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  • 13 October 2021

    Managing arthritis pain so you can live well

    Over 4.7 million Canadians aged 50 years and older live with arthritis and while it is more common as you age, joint pain is not a normal part of aging. Learn more about evidence-based approaches for managing your arthritis and reducing symptoms.
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  • 5 October 2021

    World Mental Health Day: 3 strategies to improve your well-being

    Mental health and emotional well-being are critical considerations for our aging population. According to the World Health Organization, approximately 15% of adults aged 60 and over suffer from a mental disorder. Explore our resources below for more information about strategies you can use to treat, manage, and prevent depression and improve your mental well-being.
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  • 28 September 2021

    September is World Alzheimer’s Month: Resources for caregivers and older adults

    Early diagnosis of dementia is important for life planning, as well as for learning about and accessing the best available treatments. Supporting caregivers of loved ones with dementia is important as the emotional and physical demands can be enormous. Fortunately, there are multicomponent strategies that can be used to support family caregivers, allowing them to care for themselves while continuing to care for their loved ones.
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  • 21 September 2021

    5 Fall activities for older adults that boost well-being

    Fall has officially arrived! Embrace the change in weather and all the beauty and fun it brings with these activities that can boost your well-being.
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  • 14 September 2021

    Social isolation: Are you at risk?

    Whether actual or perceived, social isolation can have real impacts on the overall health and well-being of older adults. The good news is that there are several things you can do to decrease social isolation, such as engaging in social activities, optimizing your mobility, leaning on technology, and more.
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  • 8 September 2021

    What you need to know about prostate cancer and screening options

    In Canada, it is estimated that 1 in 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. The decision to be screened for any disease, including prostate cancer, should involve the weighing of the pros and cons, along with one’s personal risk factors and preferences, in collaboration with a health care professional.
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  • 31 August 2021

    Taking control of your arthritis with evidence-based approaches

    Approximately 1 in 5 Canadians live with the pain of arthritis and more than half of them are under the age of 65. It is a complex disease with over 100 different types of arthritis that exist. Learn about evidence-based approaches for managing your arthritis and reducing symptoms.
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  • 25 August 2021

    Strategies to improve the quality of life of older adults living with dementia

    For older adults living with dementia, or mild cognitive impairment, depression, anxiety, and agitation can arise due to the difficulty of learning new things, making decisions, loss of independence, and inabilities to complete daily activities. This can have implications on an individual’s quality of life. For caregivers and care professionals, finding opportunities to maintain or improve the quality of life of people living with this condition is a priority.
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  • 16 August 2021

    Creating a positive work environment for older adults

    The global pandemic has had an impact on the economy and many countries are considering slowly raising the retirement age to help with recovery efforts by keeping older workers employed for longer. But is staying in the workforce longer a positive experience for older adults?
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  • 10 August 2021

    How assistive devices can help older adults live more autonomously

    In Canada 1.1 million older adults use assistive technology to compensate for physical or cognitive limitations. However, despite the potential benefits of these technologies, there are some older adults who remain reluctant to use them. Whether you are a caregiver for an older adult, or you are curious about how an assistive device can help you, click through to read more.
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  • 3 August 2021

    Should I stay or should I go? 3 housing strategies for older adults

    Many older adults prefer to age at home for as long as possible and there are several advantages for doing so. As the level of autonomy and needs evolve, it may become more challenging to meet the care needs of older adults at home. The following three approaches to housing may be suitable to you or your loved ones.
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  • 28 July 2021

    Managing menopause: 3 strategies to help you on your journey

    Menopause typically happens as women approach middle age and can cause a range of symptoms and can also bring with it a host of complications, such as the increased risk of bone loss and osteoporosis. Whether you’re well into your journey through menopause or are nearing the start of this next chapter of your life, there are a few evidence-based strategies available to help women deal with the most commons symptoms and complications that accompany menopause.
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  • 20 July 2021

    What does successful aging mean for you?

    The term “successful aging” has been used to describe the quality of aging, which is influenced by a number of social and environmental factors as well as one’s physical health. Many older adults define successful aging differently, but there are 12 themes that emerged from a recent systematic review. We encourage you to explore them further and think about what aging successfully means to you.
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  • 13 July 2021

    Are you getting enough vitamin D?

    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.
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  • 6 July 2021

    How your peers can help you age well

    Our peers are an important part of our daily lives, but did you know that when it comes to our health and well-being, leaning on our peers for support may help to improve health and social outcomes? By sharing advice and encouragements based on their own lived experiences, research has shown that our peer-support system can help us stay physically active, quit smoking and drinking alcohol, and lowering blood sugar to manage diabetes (among other things).
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  • 29 June 2021

    Maintaining social connections while benefiting from physical activity

    With vaccination campaigns now well underway and the number of new infections declining across the country, there is a glimmer of hope for resuming an active social life once again. Research shows that physical activity can help build relationships will also providing several other benefits such as improving self-confidence, helping to maintain cognitive skill such as memory, and improve mood, to name a few.
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  • 22 June 2021

    Canadian Men’s Health Month: Modifying your lifestyle to age well

    Canadian Men’s Health Month runs throughout the month of June. The goal is to inspire Canadian men to live healthier lives by making their health and wellness a priority. What puts a man’s health at risk as he gets older? The top risk factors are common and often preventable.
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  • 16 June 2021

    Medicine cabinet myths and misconceptions

    Millions of people have aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in their medicine cabinets and take them to tackle inflammation and all sorts of aches and pains – such as headaches, sore muscles, achy joints, cramps, and toothaches. Conversations around using aspirin and other NSAIDs as a prevention strategy for heart attacks, dementia, and cancer have been emerging. But is their use for this purpose safe?
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  • 8 June 2021

    How to identify elder abuse and take action to stop it

    Before the pandemic, it was estimated that 16% of older adults over 60 were affected by some form of abuse. It's believed that elder abuse has been on the rise since the global lockdown began; those providing support have seen an increase in the number of individuals seeking help. Read more about elder abuse risk factors, signs, and interventions.
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