June 2009

Good Heart Habits

by Guest Contributor on June 8, 2009

in Caregiving, Elder Care

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario February 19, 2009 Top 10 ways experts stay heart healthy that you can do, too! Staying healthy is a great way to feel more energetic, alert, confident and happy. But there are a lot of differing opinions on the best way to make it happen. There’s no one secret […]

Romance After 60

by Guest Contributor on June 8, 2009

in Elder Care

By: Daniel DeNoon Medicine Net February 19, 2009 Seniors, when it comes to sex, use it or lose it, says a noted sex educator. “You should continue to have good sex for the same reason you should continue to get good exercise: It’s taking care of yourself,’ she says. ‘Do it whether you feel like […]

The AGS Foundation for Health in Aging January 20, 2009 No matter how many new years you’ve rung in, it’s never too late to resolve to live healthier. Making a New Year’s resolution to eat better, exercise, watch your weight, see your healthcare provider regularly, and quit smoking once and for all, can help you […]

By: Sheryl Ubelacker The Canadian Press January 20, 2009 Postmenopausal hormone therapy has been linked to brain shrinkage in women aged 65 and older, a pair of studies has found.Researchers used MRI scans to analyze the brains of more than 1,400 women aged 71 to 89 who had taken part in the Women’s Health Initiative, […]

By: Sarah Boesveld The Globe and Mail January 20, 2009 If your New Year’s resolution is to stop tippling, you may want to reconsider. Instead, vow to spend 2009 drinking in moderation if you want to keep Alzheimer’s at bay, a new report suggests. People who have one to two alcoholic drinks a day are […]

Elder Care Advice From The Managing Director The month of May is halfway enjoyed and it has been busy. National Mental Health Week was May 4-10 and we celebrated Mother’s Day a week ago. We enjoyed a long weekend to celebrate Victoria Day and the warmer weather and longer days are certainly a welcome change. […]

Elder Care Advice From The Managing Director Volunteer Week is this month and I thought that this would be a wonderful time to pay tribute to countless caregivers who are volunteering their time. It is their contribution that assists many seniors remain in their own homes for as long as possible. It is their contribution […]

Elder Care Advice From The Managing Director Throughout the month of March, the Alzheimer’s Society is urging Canadians to speak up about Alzheimer’s and dementia related diseases which currently affects half a million Canadians, a number that is expected to increase by 250,000 people within 5 years. These projections indicate the increasing need for government […]

Elder Care Advice From The Managing Director February is Heart Month: Our hearts keep us alive and many say that they also keep us in love. We hear different ways to keep our hearts and bodies healthy. Our doctors, nutritionists and other health professionals have lots of suggestions, things that many of us know we […]

Elder Care Advice From The Managing Director With few exceptions, we all have aspects of our lives that could use some tweaking. However the thought of New Year resolutions can become a source of anxiety. We all need to address health and wellness issues, caregiver and care recipient alike. For seniors, The American Geriatrics Society […]