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It's possible to brush your teeth effectively with a manual toothbrush. However, an electric toothbrush can be a useful alternative. If you choose an electric toothbrush, make sure the toothbrush is comfortable and easy to use.
Some loss of taste and smell is natural with aging, especially after age 60, but some causes are treatable. Consult your doctor if you notice a loss of taste or smell. Your doctor might recommend altering your medications, or refer you to an allergist or an ear, nose and throat specialist.
Exercise can help improve mental well-being. While exercise may not cure depression, it is recommended as part of your treatment plan and can benefit your health in many other ways. Find an exercise that you enjoy so that you do it regularly.
Solving Big Problems of Aging with Affordable Technologies
On Thursday July 21st, Dr. Geoff Fernie, VP Research for the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute will give a free public talk and open discussion on the development of innovative and affordable solutions that can help Canadians remain in their homes as they age. Click here for more details.