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Steps men should take for their health

6 Steps Men Should Take For Their Health at Any Age

Up to 70% of men’s health problems are preventable through lifestyle changes. These are steps men of all ages can take today to take charge of their health and live longer, healthier lives.

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Anti-Aging Exercises for the Brain

As we age, our mental strength decreases. See what anti-aging exercises are effective in keep your brain and mental health strong.

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Cold Weather Safety for Seniors

When winter’s beauty turns more beast with arctic winds, mounds of snow and bone-chilling temperatures, the season’s harsh side can prove especially dangerous for senior adults. Even older snowbirds escaping to warmer climates still can encounter dips in the thermometer, dampening rains and icy navigation.

Bathroom Safety: The Toilet

For many people, age can bring the loss of strength and balance.

Sleep Improvement Tips

Practical Sleep Improvement Tips for Seniors

We’ll look at how sleep patterns change with age, and sleep improvement tips for seniors that can help you get a better night’s rest.

When Aging Parents Remarry

Suzanne cared for her ailing husband for five years before his death and is now falling in love again.

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4 Quick and Healthy Summer Recipe Ideas

Proper nutrition is important at all ages, but especially for seniors. Check out these quick and healthy summer recipes.

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5 Summer Fitness Tips For Seniors

A regular exercise routine is important for aging adults. Check out these 5 fitness tips for seniors exercising in the summer.  

Five Signs a Family Caregiver Needs Extra Support

You have noticed the fatigue, quick temper and frequent canceling of social plans. Should you be worried about your friend who is a family caregiver? When is it time to step in and offer help?

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Nurturing One-on-One Creative Expression

Today we present a guest post from Allison North explaining the affects of creative pursuits on a meaningful life with dementia.

Healthy Food Shopping for Elders

Serving size. Calories. Trans fat. Understanding food nutrition labels can be challenging, and many consumers just figure why bother? But for older adults, simply ignoring nutritional information can significantly compromise their health. Instead, elders are encouraged to remember that every bite counts toward a balanced diet and adopting good nutrition often starts at the grocery store. The following can help family caregivers ensure elderly loved ones shop for nutrient-rich foods.


Cold Weather Safety for Seniors

When winter’s beauty turns more beast with arctic winds, mounds of snow and bone-chilling temperatures, the season’s harsh side can prove especially dangerous for senior adults. Even older snowbirds escaping to warmer climates still can encounter dips in the thermometer, dampening rains and icy navigation.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast cancer tops all cancers for women across the globe with more than 1.7 million new breast cancer cases detected worldwide in 2012 alone. Women who live in developed countries such as the United States, England and Australia experience a higher rate of breast cancer incidences. In October 1985, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month initiated its inaugural health campaign to support research, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and a cure for the disease. Today, widespread international communities join in setting aside every October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Too Much Television Is Bad for You

Your mom was right. Watching too much television is tough on your body and can even shorten your life.

Home Remedies for Aches and Pains of Aging

The catch in the knee, the aching back. As baby boomers age (born between 1946 and 1964), the management of everyday aches and pains becomes more of a reality and a debilitating nuisance for many. A 2012 National Health Interview Study found that 11.2 percent of adults report having daily pain.

Fight Food-Borne Illness

Those molds and invisible germs in the refrigerator can actually kill you, particularly if you are over age 65. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that globally every year one in 10 people are sickened from eating contaminated food – 420,000 die, many of them children and the elderly.

Every year, thousands of seniors are treated in emergency rooms and/or hospitalized because they did not take the right medication at the right time.

Every year, thousands of seniors are treated in emergency rooms and/or hospitalized because they did not take the right medication at the right time.

How to Spot a Guilt-Tripper

Guilt can be a cruel and controlling emotion.

The Upside of Empty Nesting

When the kids are finally launched into the world, parents face a mix of emotions. There’s the sadness over missing the family being together, and there’s the relief of enjoying the calm and opportunity to experience life again as just a couple or an individual.

The Upside of Empty Nesting

When the kids are finally launched into the world, parents face a mix of emotions. There’s the sadness over missing the family being together, and there’s the relief of enjoying the calm and opportunity to experience life again as just a couple or an individual.

Travelling in Seasonal Weather

Torrential rains are expected later today, making travel across the region treacherous. Gale-force winds are grounding flights. Going on a trip any time of year takes some attentive planning to work around both travel and destination weather, particularly if you are an older adult or are accompanying an elder loved one. Increasingly popular senior travel includes grandparents treating grandkids to celebration trips and adult children vacationing with parents or in-laws. But how does seasonal weather affect older adults who travel?

Safety Tips for Summer Family Fun

Families are heading outdoors to enjoy warmer temperatures and longer days from now until Labor Day.

Seasonal Weather Travel Tips

Come rain or shine, or hail or snow, older adults are learning the keys to travelling in seasonal weather

When Elder’s Needs Are Changing

Father sometimes leaves the garage door up all night with his keys in the car.  Mother stays in the same outfit for days and limits her bathing.  At first, these behaviors seemed a bit out of the ordinary, but now you are beginning to wonder if something is shifting in your older loved ones’ health and daily care needs.

When Elder’s Needs Are Changing

Father sometimes leaves the garage door up all night with his keys in the car.  Mother stays in the same outfit for days and limits her bathing.  At first, these behaviors seemed a bit out of the ordinary, but now you are beginning to wonder if something is shifting in your older loved ones’ health and daily care needs.

Identity Theft and Your Older Loved One

The film Catch Me if You Can chronicles the crime exploits of world-traveling conman Frank Abagnale, who posed as an airline pilot and doctor among other false identities. For the past 40 years, Abagnale has worked with America’s Federal Bureau of Investigation as an advisor for fraud detection and prevention. Abagnale warns, “You should know, whether you live in the U.S. or in the U.K., that your identity has already been stolen.” That is sobering news no matter where you live.

Tracing the Family History

Perhaps you are curious about your family history and where you came from, or you want to record the paths of your ancestors as a preservation gift to your own children and grandchildren. Whatever your interest and motivation for completing your family tree, you now have easy-access tools to help you such as Internet sites, how-to books and community family research centers. In genealogy endeavors, one of the best resources is your elderly relatives.

5 Steps to an Affordable Retirement

As your retirement approaches, you’ll likely face hurdles of how to afford your lifestyle — or something close to it — on a limited, reduced income.

Can Sleep Prevent Alzheimer’s?

The toxic waste materials that get accumulated in the brain due to neural activity affect brain function and accelerate the aging process. By eliminating this toxic waste from the brain, we might be able to prevent brain diseases such as Alzheimer's. Some recent studies have shown that the brain employs a cleaning process to eliminate waste during sleep.

5 Ways Dance Can Improve Your Life

Many people like to dance because it is their passion. Others want to dance because they want to improve their life and want to feel happier and healthier. Here are 5 ways dance and the associated aerobic exercise can help improve your life.

Risk Assessments for Older Adults

The majority of older adults want to stay in their home as they age, but sometimes health conditions and the condition of the home itself are barriers.

Smile! It Improves Your Health!

As humans, we first begin smiling in the womb. As children, we smile more than 400 times a day. Yet as we age, our faces begin to show more blank expressions and even frowns. The happiest of adults smile an average of 40–50 times a day, while the average adult only smiles 20 times a day. Fortunately, there is good news about smiling that may inspire us to change our ways. Besides others viewing us as more attractive, confident and relaxed when we smile, growing research finds that smiling elicits a plethora of health benefits, including less stress and a happier, longer life.

The Caring Canine

With over ten years of experience as a Personal Support Worker and the right heart for our unique Right at Home culture, Jasmine has proven to be an outstanding addition to our London team. Since graduating from Medix Career College in 2004, Jasmine, who is GPA certified (Gentle Persuasive Approaches in Dementia Care), has cared for individuals living with Dementia and Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease, and Huntington’s disease. 

12 Days of Christmas

The holidays bring peace and joy among family and friends, but they also bring that unwanted stress of finding the perfect gift for your loved one.

Disaster Preparedness for Seniors

No matter where we live, natural disasters, and even the man-made ones like the Lac-Mégantic derailment, typically strike quickly and without warning.  No one is immune from the effects of disasters, particularly the elderly.

Home Modifications Keep Seniors Safe and Improve Quality of Life

The floors are too slick, and the stairs are too many. Most homes in Canada are not designed to accommodate the needs of people age 65 and older. The home that many of today’s seniors bought at a young age was not built with an older person’s needs in mind. The bedrooms are upstairs and the door openings are too small for a wheelchair. Outside, the sidewalks are buckled and the manual garage door is nearly impossible to lift.

Listen Up! Music’s Health Benefits Are Plentiful

Whether they prefer Celtic, classical, folk or rock, music can help senior loved ones recover from illness or injury, improve their mood and recall past events.  The benefits to the elderly are as numerous as the types of music!

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