Do you know the signs? F.A.S.T. stands for:
Time to call (is critical…act FAST!)
Cardiovascular disease is the
leading cause of death. A stroke occurs when blood supply to the brain is blocked.
Brain cells start to die, causing disability and often death. That’s the bad
news – the good news is this can be prevented!
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Proper nutrition is important at every age, but it’s especially important for older adults to maintain a healthy, nutrient-rich diet to prevent age-related illnesses and cognitive decline. However, some of the physical changes that older adults experience can negatively impact their dietary habits, and lead to an increased risk of health issues. Read More »
While your brain changes with age, cognitive impairment is not an unavoidable part of getting older. Maintaining healthy habits can help keep your brain healthy and active, no matter what your age. Here are eight ways you can maintain your overall brain health and decrease your risk of age-related cognitive decline:
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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »