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Be The Light For A Senior This Holiday Season

Senior Home Care Milton

As we enter the month leading up to Christmas I am reminded that there are so many people, not just seniors who are without family or a support group. Christmas for many is a time of loneliness and even depression for some. Read More »

Posted in Natural Therapies at Home, Respite Care / Post Discharge / Holidays

Diabetes Awareness Month

Diabetes in Seniors

Chances are you know someone who has Diabetes. Canadian statistics show 48% of Seniors over 65 have Diabetes.

Those at risk of developing Diabetes are adults over 40 years of age, heredity (a family member having had the disease), ethnic origin, overweight around the mid section, poor diet, lack of physical activity and high blood pressure. Read More »

Posted in Diabetes, Natural Therapies at Home

Happy Seniors Day!

seniors for seniors

October 1st is a day to recognize those who have gone before us, experienced things we may never get a chance to and to honor those who have sacrificed many things including their lives for us.  Today’s older population is living longer and healthier and what a great thing to celebrate! Read More »

Posted in Natural Therapies at Home

6 Superfoods For Prostate Health

Superfoods for Prostate Health

The subject of Prostate Cancer used to be a taboo subject. Fortunately men aren’t shy at discussing this subject any longer and are taking their health more seriously. Many events are promoted to raise money for Prostate Health Awareness. The most recent and popular event is called Movember where men grow facial hair for charity. Read More »

Posted in Natural Therapies at Home, Nutrition/ Healthy Living

Active Ageing

exercise tip for elders

As we age, staying active typically becomes less of a priority, however that’s when it is more important than ever. Research shows that regular exercise can ward off strokes, prevent falls, and improve your memory! The National Institute on Aging found that even moderate exercise increased the size of the hippocampus which is the part of the brain that plays a role in memory.  Read More »

Posted in Natural Therapies at Home, Nutrition/ Healthy Living

The Sunshine Vitamin

sunshine vitamin d

As we welcome our first days of warm weather here in the northern hemisphere, it causes me to reflect on just how vital sunshine is in our daily lives. Not only does it help our gardens to thrive and the grass to grow but it helps our bodies produce the essential Vitamin D that we need to support bone health, keep our immune system healthy and may help reduce the risk of developing chronic disease. Read More »

Posted in Natural Therapies at Home, Nutrition/ Healthy Living

What’s your pressure?

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Hypertension aka High Blood Pressure is determined by a pressure reading of 140/90 or higher. Both of these numbers are important. “Normal” pressure readings are 120/80, with lower numbers being better, but bordering on too low can be a cause for other concerns such as dizziness and falling. For seniors with frail bones this can be very dangerous. Read More »

Posted in Hypertension/ Blood Pressure, Natural Therapies at Home

Key Components to Healthy Aging

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What comes to mind when you see the word Health?

Does it create positive or negative thoughts about your own health condition? We all have “health” but our quality of life depends on if its good health or bad health. As we recognize World Health Day this month we want to address some key components to healthy aging:

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Posted in Elderly Care/ Healthy Safe Ageing in Place, Natural Therapies at Home

Glaucoma Awareness

glaucoma awareness week

Are you at Risk?

Glaucoma is a degenerative eye disease associated with fluid pressure that typically affects people over 60 years of age with Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, severe myopia (near sighted), previous eye trauma, smokers and those with long term steroid use such as corticosteroids/antihistamines or family history of the disease. It can damage the optic nerve causing loss of vision if left untreated and is the #1 cause of blindness. Many scientists believe that stress and nutritional deficiencies and lack of collagen are just a few of the causes. Read More »

Posted in Natural Therapies at Home, Vision Care

Tips To Help Glide Through Winter

help glide in winter

With the holiday festivities behind us we in the northern hemisphere will prepare to settle in for a long cold winter.  Winters shorter days can leave us feeling lethargic and often depressed from lack of sunlight. Some people are affected more than others this time of year. Read More »

Posted in Fall Prevention, Natural Therapies at Home