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By Zareena Khan, 9:00 am on June 22, 2022

According to the public health section of the Government of Canada’s website, yoga and lifting weights are among the activities that can help older adults keep their muscles and bones strong. Plus, there’s an abundance of research clearly showing regular exercise has both physical and mental benefits during the later…

By Zareena Khan, 9:00 am on June 15, 2022

Hypertension raises the risk of heart attack and stroke. This risk is especially high for seniors who have preexisting conditions. Fortunately, there are ways for seniors to reduce high blood pressure so they can lower their risk of hypertension-related cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease.  Lose Weight Carrying excess weight, especially around…

By Zareena Khan, 9:00 am on June 8, 2022

Mealtimes can be challenging for seniors with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers. As cognitive abilities decrease, your aging loved one’s interest in food may diminish. Fortunately, there are effective ways to convince seniors with Alzheimer’s to eat their meals.  Make Food Look Attractive People with Alzheimer’s are often positively stimulated by…

By Zareena Khan, 8:00 am on May 25, 2022

As the body ages, it becomes less efficient in terms of regulating temperature and fighting against infections and other illnesses. For this reason, seniors are more prone to injuries, accidents, and illnesses than others. Here are some of the reasons aging adults are more susceptible to illness than younger adults….

By Zareena Khan, 9:00 am on May 18, 2022

Walking provides numerous health benefits for people of all ages, but taking frequent walks is especially beneficial for those in their golden years. Providing both physical and mental health benefits, walking can boost a senior’s health and wellbeing. Here are some reasons your senior loved one should take frequent walks. …

By Zareena Khan, 9:00 am on May 11, 2022

The Alzheimer Society of Canada reports that more than 560,000 people in the country have Alzheimer’s disease, and the number is expected to grow exponentially in the next three decades. Although the disease process is becoming more prevalent, there’s still a stigma surrounding the disorder. This stigma can have a…

By Zareena Khan, 9:00 am on May 4, 2022

Stress is a constant concern among the senior population due to issues such as decreasing health, a lack of independence, boredom, and a diminished social life. Chronic stress raises levels of cortisol, a hormone associated with elevated blood pressure, changes in metabolism, and increased blood sugar. These six senior health…

By Zareena Khan, 9:00 am on April 27, 2022

When your spouse is no longer able to take care of him or herself, you may want to step in as the primary caregiver. Taking care of an aging loved one can become even more difficult when the individual is your spouse. Use the following tips to make your job…

By Zareena Khan, 9:00 am on April 20, 2022

The golden years are a great time for seniors to relax, but this doesn’t mean they should be entirely sedentary. Spending all day sitting on the couch or lying in bed can increase the risk of certain health conditions and make it difficult to retain mobility and fitness. Seniors who…

By Zareena Khan, 9:00 am on April 13, 2022

Seniors with diabetes are at risk for heart attacks, strokes, and other cardiovascular conditions. Studies suggest diabetes also increases a senior’s likelihood of developing dementia. Learn about the connection between diabetes and dementia and the preventative measures that can reduce their risks.  Diabetes Often Leads to Hypoglycemia Many diabetics have…