by duncanj on Nov 02, 2020

To say that 2020 has been a tough year may be an extreme understatement. With the entire world shutting down and keeping families apart it has been hard on everyone but it's been particularly hard on seniors. It will come as no surprise, to hear that more people are reporting feelings of depression and anxiety than in previous years. But how do you recognize depression? And what can be done about it?

 

Do you think you might be depressed?

Ask yourself these questions:

by duncanj on Oct 01, 2020

Many older adults can drive safely well into their 80’s, or even beyond. However, since various physical issues linked to aging can interfere with safe driving, it’s important that older drivers—and the people who care for them—evaluate their needs to keep them safe while they’re on the road.

 

There are many strengths seniors have over younger drivers

Experience - Seniors have a wealth of experience. By the time we reach 80, most seniors have been driving for many years, on all kinds of roads and in all sorts of situations. 

by duncanj on Aug 28, 2020

As part of the natural aging process, seniors have an increased chance of developing skin infections, and one of the most common is Cellulitis. 

Cellulitis is very painful and can cause swelling, redness, and a wide range of other symptoms.

Read on to learn everything you need to know about Cellulitis and how to prevent it.

 

What is cellulitis?

Cellulitis is a common skin infection that happens when bacteria is spread through the skin to deeper tissues and it can occur when bacteria enters the body through a cut. 

by duncanj on Jul 30, 2020

Dehydration is one of the most common preventable medical conditions in the world. 

Researchers have found that 48 percent of older adults admitted into hospitals actually had signs of dehydration in their laboratory results. 

Did you know?

We lose about 68 ounces of water a day, through perspiration, respiration, and urination. The water we lose needs to be replaced to prevent excessive fluid loss, or dehydration.

Reasons Seniors are Prone to Dehydration

by duncanj on Jun 29, 2020

Thyroid Disease and Your Golden Years

July is Thyroid awareness month so we thought we’d talk a little about your thyroid and how it might be causing you some issues, like depression and anxiety. 

 

Does Thyroid Disease affect older adults?

by duncanj on Jun 01, 2020

In honour Stroke awareness month, we are sharing some important information you should know about the risk factors and symptoms of stroke. 

There are 50,000 strokes each year in Canada making it the third largest killer of Canadian adults, after heart disease and cancer.

Seniors are at the highest risk for a stroke. Almost 75% of all strokes occur in adults over the age of 65. The surprising news is that the majority of strokes are preventable. 

What is a Stroke? 

by duncanj on May 01, 2020

The first week in May is Be Kind to Animals Week and in celebration of that, we thought we’d share some information about the benefits of having a pet.

by duncanj on Apr 01, 2020

Eating healthy meals is incredibly important for everyone especially the elderly. Last month we shared some important information about nutrition for seniors. So, this month we thought we’d continue with that theme and share some simple meal preparation for healthy eating.

by duncanj on Mar 02, 2020

As we get older our bodies have different needs, so it’s important to know that some nutrients become especially important for good health. We’ve put together a list of important nutrition facts for older adults 

Calcium and Vitamin D

by duncanj on Feb 04, 2020

1. Seek Support
Being a caregiver can sometimes leave you questioning your decisions and feeling isolated. It’s important to remember that you are not alone! Many people are providing care for a loved on and there are groups to help you along the way. There are many ways to reach out to other caregivers, from online forums to weekly get-togethers.