Senior Health & Wellness Magazine Blog

13 Oct 2020
Safer, Cheaper and Healthier: It's Time To Look Again At Home Care for Older People The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the vulnerability of nursing homes. Home care is a safer and cheaper option than residential care, and delivers better outcomes for patients. Here's how governments and healthcare providers can make...
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29 Jun 2020
The risk of becoming severely ill from COVID-19 symptoms increases with age. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 8 out of 10 deaths from COVID-19 have been among adults age 65 and older. Learn more about why older adults, specifically those over the age of 60, are...
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07 May 2020
Cannabis extracts are showing potential in making people more resistant to the novel coronavirus, says an Alberta researcher leading a study. After sifting through 400 cannabis strains, researchers at the University of Lethbridge are concentrating on about a dozen that show promising results in ensuring less fertile ground for the...
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23 Apr 2020
According to the recently published third quarter of the National Cannabis Survey released by Statistics Canada, Seniors aged 65 years and older are the age group showing the most growth in cannabis usage. The results reported in the survey show that during the second and third quarters of 2019, there...
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09 Apr 2020

Home – What Does It Mean To You? (Video)

Home isn't just a place - it evokes years of feelings and memories. What does home mean to you? It is cliché but maybe the sooner we can all realize that we are all in this together is the day we can begin to understand life and the course that...
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04 Mar 2020
Next to a diagnosis of cancer, perhaps the most feared diagnosis many people carry in the back of their minds is Alzheimer’s Disease. You may also know it as Alzheimer’s Dementia. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s Disease affects 5.8 million Americans as of 2019.  This is across all age groups. ...
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07 Feb 2020

Coronavirus – What You Need To Know

As you have discovered by now, on Tuesday, January 28th, the Ministry of Health announced a confirmed case of the coronavirus case in B.C., identified in the Vancouver Coastal Health region. The latest count as of Friday, February 6th, there are now 4 confirmed cases in B.C. The first patient,...
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14 Jan 2020
It may surprise you to know that the fastest-growing demographic for medical cannabis use is for seniors. Since 2014, according to a publication by Schauer et al., in the American Journal Preventative Medicine in 2016, there has been about a 700% growth with adults over the age of 50 utilizing...
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06 Jan 2020

I Need Care! What Is Out There? Part 2

The Health Care System can be confusing and difficult to navigate.  When you suddenly find yourself or someone you know needing care, you may become flooded with questions and concerns about what should you do, what is available, what is the cost and what does it all mean? Should you...
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12 Dec 2019

I Need Care! What Is Out There? Part 1

The Health Care System can be confusing and difficult to navigate.  When you suddenly find yourself or someone you know needing care, you may become flooded with questions and concerns about what should you do, what is available, what is the cost and what does it all mean? Should you...
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02 Dec 2019

Heart Disease Causes – What To Watch For

As we age, the physiology of the heart may begin to change in significant ways. Though many syndromes and factors are genetic, those with healthier lifestyles are less at-risk. However, an average person should always be observant when it comes to the heart. Understanding the signs of heart disease causes, cardiac...
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13 Nov 2019
Dementia symptoms can be a difficult problem to approach. Sometimes, it's hard to know exactly what to do in situations where a patient becomes volatile, distressed, or cognitively displaced. Since dementia is an umbrella term that covers a wide range of symptoms and behaviours, there are always many perspectives to...
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