by duncanj on Sep 05, 2018

Arthritis is a classification of disease that typically causes swollen, stiff, or painful joints. The most common form, Osteoarthritis, occurs when the cartilage becomes worn out. It is one of the most prevalent diseases affecting seniors today. With its chronic long terms effects, arthritis can have a major impact on the daily lives of those afflicted with it.
 

Senior testing blood
by duncanj on Aug 01, 2018

It can be scary to get a diagnosis of diabetes, especially if you’re a senior and already have other health issues and concerns. Your health care provider may prescribe a combination of diet, exercise, and medications to help you manage this new diagnosis of diabetes. Your health care team will look at all of your health issues and help create a personalized plan just for you.

by duncanj on Jul 03, 2018
  1. Talk to Your Pharmacist
by duncanj on May 31, 2018

Written by Kimberly Johnston

June is Stroke Awareness month in Canada. There are 62,000 strokes in Canada each year – that is one stroke every nine minutes. 405,000 Canadians are living with the effects of stroke. We had the honour of chatting with a few stroke survivors about their experience, struggles and advice for everyone.

by duncanj on May 01, 2018

My best friend Jennifer lives in Nova Scotia, that’s about 1,791.4 km from her 90 year old grandfather who lives in Toronto. She adores her grandfather above any other human in the world and I can see why he’s a lovely man who lives by his motto “I only know nice people”. I live much closer to him than Jennifer, only about 1.2 km away, so I meet up with him from time-to-time for coffee and a chat.

 

by duncanj on Apr 02, 2018

14 Exercises to Improve Balance and Strength

by duncanj on Mar 01, 2018

Timing is Everything!

by duncanj on Feb 01, 2018

Written by Kimberly Johnston

I always believed that strokes only affect the elderly.

My father had a stroke which led to his death. He was almost 70 years old, and though he wasn’t overweight, his diet consisted mainly of high fat and carbs and he had been a heavy smoker all of his life. While I was devastated, I wasn’t very surprised.

distressed Caregiver
by duncanj on Jan 02, 2018

As a caregiver you probably feel like you know more about the person you're caring for than yourself. From health issues, medication schedule, dietary needs to the smallest changes in their mood, trying to have everything in hand and under control is a lot.

senior receiving gift
by duncanj on Nov 29, 2017

Finding the perfect gift is often challenging and can be especially difficult when shopping for older parents or grandparents. Here are a few creative and inexpensive ideas:

1. Custom Photo Books