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July 27th, 2015
Optimal Aging: How to Combat Signs of Frailty

Optimal Aging: How to Combat Signs of Frailty

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As we age, we begin to lose a lot of what we took for granted when we were younger, such as strength, speed, endurance, balance and flexibility. Seniors who become frail are at greater risk of falling, getting hurt, becoming disabled and being hospitalized. For seniors and their families, symptoms of frailty seriously detract from

July 20th, 2015
Canada’s aging population statistics

Canada’s aging population statistics

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Canada’s population is rapidly aging. In 2014, more than 6 million Canadians were aged 65 or older. By 2030, more than 9.5 million Canadians (close to one in four) will be aged 65 or older. A growing number of Canadian seniors are looking online for information related to their health. In 2009, Statistics Canada reported

July 13th, 2015
Exercise is medicine: reducing the risk of dementia

Exercise is medicine: reducing the risk of dementia

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According to the World Health Organization, one new case of dementia arises every four seconds worldwide. As Canada’s population continues to age, the number of adults living with dementia is expected to reach an estimated 1.4 million by 2031. As there is currently no effective medication to alter the progress of cognitive impairment, it comes

July 6th, 2015
Searching Dr. Google; how to find reliable health information

Searching Dr. Google; how to find reliable health information

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By: Dr. Anthony J. Levinson, MD, MSc, FRCPC The Internet is full of free health resources, which can inform Canadians about health issues and encourage behaviours that help prevent disease and promote healthy aging. But for many older Canadians, it can be hard to know which sites are worth a closer look. When searching for


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