by duncanj on Apr 01, 2019

Believe it or not dentures do not have to be a fact of life when you age. With proper oral hygiene, many seniors are keeping their natural teeth longer. A healthy mouth is very important for maintaining a great quality of life, especially for seniors. For those wearing dentures, it is still very important to have a clean mouth and to get those regular check-ups at the dentist to prevent oral health problems. April is National Oral Health Month, here is some helpful information to help you take care of those pearly whites. 

 

The Impact on Oral Health

by duncanj on Mar 01, 2019

The number one crime against older Canadians is fraud. People of all ages can be victims of fraud, however older people get targeted more than others. This may be because they are often home during the day to answer the door or phone, they can be more trusting and they may not have family or friends close by to ask for a second opinion.

by duncanj on Feb 01, 2019

February is Heart Month!

Many people believe that heart disease is an unavoidable part of aging; however, there are many ways to keep your ticker in tip-top shape.

It’s true, heart disease is a major threat to the health of seniors — in fact, it’s one of the top three leading causes of death in Canada. Heart disease risks do increase with age, but it doesn’t have to be an inevitable part of getting older. Making some simple changes including forming some healthy lifestyle habits and maintaining a heart-healthy diet can help protect you.

 

hand railing
by duncanj on Jan 03, 2019

In October 2018 we wrote about how to prevent falls around the home with some important tips on how to pr

by duncanj on Nov 30, 2018

Wintertime is a beautiful time of year with picturesque snowfalls, hot cocoa and winter activities. However, the winter months can also bring with it a whole host of challenges. Ice, snow and cold temperatures can make life challenging for anyone. Cold weather and slippery sidewalks can cause a wide range of illness and injury —especially for seniors.
 

by duncanj on Oct 31, 2018

What is Osteoporosis

by duncanj on Oct 01, 2018

Here are some surprising facts and statistics related to seniors and falls. Falls are the leading cause of injury among older Canadians. 20-30% of seniors experience one or more falls each year. Falls are the cause of 85% of seniors’ injury-related hospitalizations. Falls are the cause of 95% of all hip-fractures. 50% of all falls causing hospitalization happen at home.

 

by duncanj on Sep 05, 2018

Arthritis is a classification of disease that typically causes swollen, stiff, or painful joints. The most common form, Osteoarthritis, occurs when the cartilage becomes worn out. It is one of the most prevalent diseases affecting seniors today. With its chronic long terms effects, arthritis can have a major impact on the daily lives of those afflicted with it.
 

Senior testing blood
by duncanj on Aug 01, 2018

It can be scary to get a diagnosis of diabetes, especially if you’re a senior and already have other health issues and concerns. Your health care provider may prescribe a combination of diet, exercise, and medications to help you manage this new diagnosis of diabetes. Your health care team will look at all of your health issues and help create a personalized plan just for you.

by duncanj on Jul 03, 2018
  1. Talk to Your Pharmacist