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  • 18 September 2018

    World Alzheimer’s Month: raising awareness and challenging the stigma

    September is World Alzheimer’s Month, an international campaign by Alzheimer’s Disease International to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia. Find out what the research says about diagnosing dementia, treatment options for older adults living with cognitive impairment, and caring for someone with dementia.
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  • 12 September 2018

    Prostate cancer risk factors, testing options, and lifestyle choices that may reduce risk

    According to Prostate Cancer Canada, 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with the disease, making it one of the most common cancers found in men. It is important to continue to raise awareness about prostate cancer risk factors, testing options, and lifestyle choices that may reduce your cancer risk. We’ve compiled some resources to help you learn more.
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  • 4 September 2018

    Optimal aging: 4 key themes the experts are talking about

    Last month, global experts on ageing came to Toronto for a three-day conference to share the latest research and how it can help older adults and their caregivers. Read more about the four key themes the experts are talking about.
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  • 21 August 2018

    Men’s health: what the latest research tells us

    What puts a man’s health at risk as he gets older? The top risk factors are common and often preventable. Take an active role in your health, both body and mind and read our resources to learn more.
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  • 15 August 2018

    Diabetes risk factors, screening and self-management programs

    Diabetes-related complications can be very serious and even life-threatening. Properly managing blood sugar levels reduces the risk of developing these complications. Read our resources for more information on risk factors, screening and self-management programs for individuals living with diabetes.
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  • 8 August 2018

    Identifying and advocating for older adults who may be at risk of poor nutrition

    What we eat is an important contributor to our overall health and an essential part of optimal aging. Whether you are caring for an older adult or looking for trustworthy information to inform your own food choices, we have compiled some helpful resources to guide you.
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  • 31 July 2018

    Understanding loneliness and social isolation

    Loneliness and social isolation are important topics affecting many older adults, but did you know they are not the same thing? Read on to learn more about loneliness and social isolation and how you can help a loved one who may be experiencing either.
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  • 25 July 2018

    How to know when it’s time to hang up the keys

    Changes in health conditions that are more common with age can affect driving ability. How do you know when it’s time to hang up the keys? Scientific evidence suggests that not being able to perform a seemingly quick and simple task, such as drawing a clock, is linked to one's ability to drive a car.
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  • 18 July 2018

    Managing your finances to enjoy a long and happy retirement

    On average, Canadians are living longer, which means more financial resources, and more careful management of financial resources, are required to ensure they last as long as you need them to. We have compiled some resources and tools to help with your financial planning.
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  • 11 July 2018

    Is it time to review your medications?

    As you get older, chances are the amount of medication you take will increase. While it is likely that your medications were prescribed for good reason, they may no longer be helpful and could potentially even cause harm. We’ve compiled some resources to help you learn more.
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  • 4 July 2018

    The sound of music: the health benefits of music for older adults

    Music is a safe, simple and inexpensive strategy with many real benefits, however, it continues to be an underused tool. Read more about how music can be a catalyst for human relationships, reduce anxiety, pain, depression and more.
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  • 27 June 2018

    A closer look at the benefits and risks associated with some pain-management options

    As we get older, the frequency of pain may increase as we develop conditions such as osteoarthritis. Pain is an important and challenging issue, but it’s imperative that any management options provide benefits that outweigh their risks. Read more about how to manage your pain and important things to consider when choosing treatment.
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  • 20 June 2018

    Enjoy the great outdoors this summer, but don’t forget to cover up!

    Summer has officially arrived. With the warmer weather and longer days, there are many opportunities to get outside and increase your physical activity. Read more below about fun summertime exercise ideas to increase your physical and social activity and tips for staying sun smart while outdoors.
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  • 13 June 2018

    World elder abuse day: Interventions for preventing abuse in the elderly

    Abuse and neglect of older adults can take many forms: physical, psychological, sexual, or financial. Whether you are an older adult or caregiver, resources exist to help you deal with abuse. We have compiled some helpful resources to help you recognize abuse, better understand the risk factors and types of elder abuse, understand risks and benefits of interventions and more.
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  • 6 June 2018

    Should you stay, or should you go? What to consider when thinking about aging in place

    Aging in place means older adults are able to stay in their residence of choice for as long as they are able, and often requires careful planning to adapt to changing needs. Whether you’re planning for your future or considering the best option for a family member or friend, we’ve compiled some helpful resources to support your decision-making process.
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  • 31 May 2018

    Oral health matters! Make your dental hygiene routine a priority

    Our oral health is an important part of our overall well-being and it is important to make it a priority by following a dental hygiene routine and seeing your dentist regularly. Read more about the importance of good oral care and how to maintain it.
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  • 23 May 2018

    Get up and go! The importance of staying active as you age

    A new study by Statistics Canada showed that seniors are less active now than they were in 1986. Are you looking to increase your physical and social activity? Click through to read our resources to get you on the right path.
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  • 16 May 2018

    When was the last time you checked your blood pressure?

    May 17, 2018 is World Hypertension Day. Modifying your lifestyle by making improvements to your diet and increasing your physical activity may help to lower your blood pressure. Read more about what you can do to manage high blood pressure.
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  • 9 May 2018

    Make your mental health a priority

    Over 1.8 million people over the age of 60 are living with a mental health illness in Canada. Read through our resources below to learn more about the many things you can do to look after your mental health.
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  • 2 May 2018

    How technology can help you as you age

    Technology is an important and growing part of our lives; it is helping make day-to-day tasks easier and keeping us more connected than ever before. Learn more about how recent advances in technology are helping to enhance our lives as we age.
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