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Category Archive Senior Health & Wellness

  1. Diabetes and Processed Foods

    Written by: David Goodman

    Making healthy food choices can help you control your blood sugar You’ve likely heard or read that a diet heavy in processed foods can be  bad for you, and that it is healthier to eat whole, unprocessed foods. Why do processed foods have a bad reputation? Processing means changing foods from their natural state. We...

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  2. How’s Your Blood Pressure?

    Written by: Harpreet Agand

    May is Hypertension Month. Here’s what you need to know about “the silent killer.” Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a serious health problem in Canada. It’s the number one risk factor for stroke, and it’s also a major risk factor for heart disease. Nine in 10 Canadians will develop hypertension at some point in...

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  3. Survey reveals persistent stigma towards people with dementia

    Written by: David Goodman

    The Alzheimer Society of Canada recently released the findings of a new survey about Canadians’ thoughts and insights about dementia. Conducted online by Canadian polling and research firm Leger in November 2017, the survey questioned 1,506 Canadians aged 18 to 65. The release of the survey results coincided with Alzheimer Awareness Month in January 2018....

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  4. 5 Common Myths About Professional Care at Home for Seniors

    Written by: Dunham

    Bayshore PSW having tea with senior When considering professional home care for a senior loved one, family caregivers may have to sift through an overwhelming amount of information, making it difficult to know what is true and what isn’t. Where could family caregivers and seniors turn to decipher fact from fiction? Bayshore HealthCare has been helping Canadian seniors age happily at...

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  5. Living Well with Urinary Incontinence

    Written by: Amanda Davis

    Urinary incontinence, or involuntary release of urine, is common among Canadian seniors – it’s estimated that one in five experiences difficulties with bladder control. This condition can be extremely distressing, and people often think nothing can be done. However, incontinence is not a normal part of aging. It can often be cured or controlled, so...

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  6. How Colour Can Improve the Lives of Seniors at Home

    Written by: Dunham

    senior with colorful mug With temperatures rising and spring on its way, the vibrant colours of nature will soon be back again. Trees will bud, grass will grow plush and flowers will begin to peek out of the newly-thawed soil. Do you have a favourite spring hue? Daffodil yellow, crocus purple or the crisp, clear blue of the sky?...

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  7. How to Introduce a Professional Caregiver

    Written by: Dunham

    bayshore PSW helping woman up from sitting Families hire paid caregivers for their elderly loved ones for different reasons. Family caregivers need help to complete the many required tasks, or they need a break from the physical and emotional demands of caregiving. Family members may live too far away to provide support regularly. Often, a senior’s needs are too many or too...

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  8. Easy Ways for Seniors to Workout the Brain

    Written by: Harpreet Agand

    During Brain Awareness Week, we celebrate the brain’s limitless ability, recognize achievements in brain health research, and raise awareness for cognitive disorders. Six in 10 Canadians aged 65 and above reported having short-term memory issues in the past year. You may not be surprised that cognitive concerns are so common – but have you ever...

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  9. Nutrition and Exercise

    Written by: Dunham

    couple cooking We’ve all heard, or said, these phrases: You are what you eat. What goes in, must come out. An apple a day keeps the doctor away. We do not stop exercising because we grow old – we grow old because we stop exercising. Ironically, these phrases are often said while we are in the midst...

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  10. Heart Healthy Cooking Tips and Recipes for Seniors

    Written by: Dunham

    man and woman at breakfast Every seven minutes, a Canadian dies of heart disease or stroke. February is Heart Month, when we learn about and raise awareness of all the cardiovascular conditions that affect Canadians of all ages and lifestyles. Some of the major risk factors of heart disease include high cholesterol, high blood pressure and obesity. A simple lifestyle shift...

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