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Category Archive Senior Health & Wellness

  1. Eating well as you age

    Written by: Sameen Junejo

    Eating well can be challenging as one ages. If you are a caregiver to a senior loved one and have noticed stale foods around their house, a change in their weight, and poor eating habits, their nutrition could be at risk. It is important to understand why eating habits are impacted as one gets older....

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  2. Benefits of Aging at Home

    Written by: Sameen Junejo

    a group of multiracial senior friends spending time together at home. The UN reports that the proportion of persons aged 60 and over is expected to double between 2007 and 2050, and their actual number will more than triple, reaching 2 billion by 2050. While this is a staggering number, government, businesses, and communities are anticipating this growth and in response are providing more options and...

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  3. Heart Month: Keeping your heart healthy

    Written by: Sameen Junejo

    Bayshore advice on caring for somebody living iwth heart disease and stroke February is Heart Month, an opportunity to raise awareness about the role the heart plays in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. An estimated 70,000 Canadians suffer from heart attacks each year, with 16,000 Canadians dying as a result. It is important to learn to recognize the signs of a heart attack so you can react quickly...

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  4. January: Mental Health and Aging

    Written by: Sameen Junejo

    Mental health and the aging Canadian population Many Canadians are unaware of the strong connection between aging and mental health. The aging process sparks both physical and mental changes. For example, when people get older, their mobility may slow down or their sight may diminish – these physical changes can directly affect the mental health...

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  5. Diabetes Awareness Month-November

    Written by: Sameen Junejo

    November is Diabetes Awareness Month. This month, we want to highlight the types of diabetes and its associated complications. There are two main types of diabetes: type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. Approximately 90 percent of people with diabetes have type 2 diabetes. TYPE 1 DIABETES occurs when no, or very little, insulin is...

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  6. Breast Cancer: What you need to know

    Written by: Sameen Junejo

    Understanding Breast Cancer: Chances are you know someone whose life has been touched by breast cancer. In Canada, it’s the most common type of cancer in women: one in nine will develop breast cancer, and one in 30 will die of the disease. (Breast cancer is rare in men, but it does happen, accounting for...

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  7. Autumn Activities & Tips for Seniors

    Written by: Sameen Junejo

    Mother and daughter spending time outside during the season autumn Autumn is the perfect season to enjoy with loved ones. The crisp air, beautiful fall colours and thanksgiving all bring family and friends together. Are you a caregiver for your aging parents or loved ones? While the day-to-day care is crucial in keeping your elderly loved ones safe and healthy, companionship is what keeps the...

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  8. Treating and Preventing Arthritis

    Written by: Sameen Junejo

    Relaxed senior gentleman sitting on wooden bench in a park Although there is currently no cure for arthritis, there are some steps you can take to help prevent the disease. Limiting stress on your joints by keeping your weight under control is a good starting point. Recent studies have shown that a weight gain of only 10 to 20 extra pounds in early adulthood increases...

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  9. Understanding Arthritis and its Symptoms

    Written by: Sameen Junejo

    A woman experiencing joint pain from Arthritis The first step to living with arthritis is to understand exactly what it is. Arthritis comes in many forms – one of the most common being osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative joint disease – which causes pain, stiffness and swelling around one or more joints in the body. Osteoarthritis usually lasts longer than two weeks and can...

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  10. Understanding Ovarian Cancer

    Written by: Sameen Junejo

    Ovarian cancer affects the ovaries, which are part of the female reproductive system. The ovaries are located on either side of the uterus. They produce and release eggs (ova), as well as the female hormones estrogen and progesterone. Throughout our bodies, cells grow and divide to replace old and damaged ones. If a cell’s genetic...

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