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  • 11 January 2021

    Non-drug options for older adults living with dementia

    When it comes to dementia care, there isn’t a one-size fits all approach but there are tools in your arsenal that can help you manage. Research suggests that adding a non-drug option to your management toolkit can help manage behaviours and reduce caregiver stress.
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  • 5 January 2021

    3 ways to beat the winter blues

    Approximately 1 in 4 Canadians experiences some form of seasonal depression around this time of year. The good news is, there are things you can do to help alleviate the winter gloom by improving your physical and mental health.
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  • 29 December 2020

    Aging optimally in 2021

    As we look toward a new year, we often make resolutions, many of which are centred around health and wellness. While we continue to navigate lockdown restrictions in many parts of the country, we have compiled a few ways you can stay healthy, both mind and body, while at home.
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  • 23 December 2020

    Stay connected this holiday! Maintaining connections while socially distanced

    It is important, now more than ever, to maintain social connections to help reduce feelings of loneliness and social isolation. So, while this holiday season may look a little different than those in the past, we can still make the most of it and feel emotionally close during these challenging times.
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  • 15 December 2020

    Modifying exercise to suit your needs

    Exercise can be intimidating for some people, especially those who have health conditions or injuries which limit what they can do. Combine that with a global pandemic that is keeping us all at home, exercise can be more challenging than before. The good news is, there are many ways that exercise can be modified and done comfortably and safely at home.
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  • 7 December 2020

    Helping older adults stay behind the wheel safely

    When it comes to driving, it is not your age that determines your abilities, it is your health. Driving enables older adults to remain connected to their communities, maintain social ties, and access needed services, particularly in rural areas lacking public transit. Helping older adults stay safe on the road is just as important as ensuring they maintain their independence by driving as long as (safely) possible.
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  • 1 December 2020

    Boost your brain health with exercise

    Keeping both your body and brain healthy with exercise is an important part of healthy aging. And while the pandemic has made it more challenging to exercise, there are still creative ways to move safely and do both your body and your brain some good!
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  • 24 November 2020

    3 strategies to add to your diabetes self-management toolkit

    Around the world, over 420 million people live with diabetes and this number is gradually rising. It is estimated that by 2026, 4.9 million Canadians will be living with the disease. While blood sugar monitoring is an important and well-known aspect of care, diabetes requires lifestyle modifications to reduce the risk of health complications.
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  • 16 November 2020

    How digital tools can help you age optimally

    Digital Health Week takes place every November and raises awareness about the role that digital tools play in our everyday lives. During the global pandemic, we have become even more reliant on these tools to stay connected. Continue reading to discover a few ways technology can enable you to live well.
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  • 10 November 2020

    Recognizing signs of elder abuse to take action

    Abuse can take many forms, and during times like these, it may be more difficult to identify. Knowing the signs of elder abuse is critical to taking action. Learn more about risk factors, signs of elder abuse, and what to do if you suspect someone you know is being abused.
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  • 3 November 2020

    3 things you can do to prevent falls

    Did you know – falls are the leading cause of injury-related hospitalizations among Canadian older adults and between 20 and 30% of older adults fall each year? The good news is, falls can be prevented by adjusting your home environment, through exercises that promote strength and balance, and by being mindful about your foot health.
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  • 27 October 2020

    Staying active as the weather changes

    Physical activity is not only important for our physical health, but it also has immense benefits to our mental health. Read on for a few helpful suggestions on how to keep your body moving through the remaining weeks of fall and throughout the winter months.
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  • 19 October 2020

    Managing arthritis and reducing symptoms

    There are many ways to manage arthritis, reduce symptoms, and improve mobility. Self-management strategies often involve weight management, heat and cold therapies, and therapeutic exercises. Assistive devices, medication and surgery may also be used depending on the type and severity of the arthritis.
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  • 13 October 2020

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness about the disease, and educating people on the importance of early detection. Read on for information about overall lifestyle factors that contribute to your risk of developing cancer, screening, treatment options and more.
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  • 6 October 2020

    World Mental Health Day 2020: Making your mental health a priority

    As World Mental Health Day approaches, it’s important to talk about mental health, the things that affect it, and how we can practice self-care while checking in on others.
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  • 30 September 2020

    Supporting and celebrating older adults on National Seniors Day

    October 1 is National Seniors Day, an occasion to celebrate older adults across Canada. We have compiled a few ideas on how to demonstrate your appreciation and show gratitude for an older family member, friend, co-worker, or neighbour, especially during these challenging times.
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  • 22 September 2020

    World Heart Day: diet, exercise, and other lifestyle tips for a healthy heart

    Heart disease affects approximately 2.4 million Canadian adults, and is the second leading cause of death in Canada. You can protect, maintain, and help contribute to your overall heart health through exercise, diet, and other lifestyle decisions and changes.
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  • 15 September 2020

    Fall activities for older adults that boost well-being

    The summer is officially winding down, which means Fall is right around the corner! Embrace the change in weather and all the beauty and fun it brings with these fall activities that can boost your well-being.
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  • 9 September 2020

    Prostate Cancer Awareness Month: Prevention and Screening

    September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month – an opportunity to increase awareness and educate Canadians about one of the most common cancers in men. Within Canada, prostate cancer is the most diagnosed non-skin cancer in men and the third leading cause of cancer-related death in this group. So, what can be done to prevent it and what does the research say about screening options?
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  • 2 September 2020

    Helpful daily activities for people with dementia

    One in four Canadians aged 85 and over have been diagnosed with dementia. As a result, finding opportunities to maintain or improve the quality of life of people living with this condition is of top importance to older adults, caregivers, and health and social professionals. For more information on strategies that can benefit people living with dementia and strategies that aren’t worth the hype, read through our resources.
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