Canada Aging

Canadians Take Care of Their Retirement...But Not Their Health

Maureen (Mo) Hagan | Posted 09.10.2014 | Canada Living
Maureen (Mo) Hagan

Most Canadians have taken steps to prepare for their retirement, but ironically, the vast majority of Canadians have not spent much time or effort investing in the most important asset that will help them live comfortably through their golden years...their health.

Sex, Lies and Physician Supply: Why Female Doctors Are Not to Blame

Lindsay Hedden | Posted 09.07.2014 | Canada Living
Lindsay Hedden

Although female physicians do work somewhat fewer hours than male physicians -- and indeed work differently in general -- there is no strong evidence that this difference has or will have any significant effect on the overall effective supply of family practitioners in Canada.

Can't Sleep? Blame Your Neurons

University of Toronto News | Posted 08.22.2014 | Canada Living
University of Toronto News

Reported online August 20 in the journal Brain, the new findings demonstrate for the first time that a group of inhibitory neurons, whose loss leads to sleep disruption in experimental animals, is substantially diminished among the elderly and individuals with Alzheimer's disease.

Senior Women Show Us The Beauty Of Aging

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 08.21.2014 | Canada Style

While we are constantly bombarded with messages that being young is beautiful, we often overlook one small fact: that growing old is beautiful too. ...

Give Seniors "Homes" Instead of "Institutions"

Verena Menec | Posted 08.07.2014 | Canada Living
Verena Menec

Should we really be talking about how many nursing home beds are needed as politicians, media and health policy people all do? Or should the question be: "How many more homes are needed for frail older people who need care?"

How Fast You Walk Might Predict Whether You'll Get Dementia

Romeo Vitelli | Posted 07.31.2014 | Canada
Romeo Vitelli

A new study published in the journal Neurology suggests that a simple test measuring how fast people walk and whether they have cognitive complaints can predict later problems with dementia. The developed assesment will potentially allow for many more people to know whether they are at risk without complex testing.

The 3 Easiest Ways To Age Backwards (No, Really)

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 08.01.2014 | Canada Living

It might seem like a no-brainer, but researchers at the University of California San Francisco are the first to show that healthy living can cancel ou...

Letter to My Future Self (I Hope You're Still Fun!)

The Purple Fig | Posted 09.13.2014 | Canada Living
The Purple Fig

Dear Old-Hot Stuff, I am writing you this letter to remind you of a few things that you may forget along the way. I know that experience and age-weight may provide you with the assumption that you know it all and you don't need advice from your 35-year-old self. But memory-loss aside, you may have gotten a little too fixed in your ways to remember a life, well let's just say, a little less-lived.

Top Tips for Gorgeous Summer Skin

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 09.06.2014 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

In my 20s (usually after a night of partying) I would occasionally fall asleep with a full face of makeup. However, as the years have progressed, my need for a squeaky clean face has become important to me. Between the sweat, sun and activities of the hot summer months, I feel even more compelled to take care of my mature skin.

When I Turned 50 I Realized I Could Sing

Anya Wassenberg | Posted 09.02.2014 | Canada Living
Anya Wassenberg

I have a history of doing things out of sync with the rest of the world. I started nude modeling at age 34 (a whole story unto itself). I realized I could sing right about when I turned 50. An outside observer might have noticed that the signs were there.

Stop Drugging Seniors to Save Money

Nicole F. Bernier | Posted 08.19.2014 | Canada Living
Nicole F. Bernier

Residents rely heavily on the nursing home to ensure their protection and well-being. So it is paradoxical -- some would say tragic -- that nursing home residents are too often put on drugs they don't need, which can be dangerous, and may even kill them.

Love, Aging, Regrets

Joan Sutton | Posted 08.03.2014 | Canada Living
Joan Sutton

I am growing older. But that is not so bad Because I have loved. Not always wisely And certainly, Not always well. When I consider my age and t...

Government on Right Track with Target Benefit Pension Plans

Robert L. Brown | Posted 07.13.2014 | Canada Business
Robert L. Brown

In a speech in Toronto a couple of weeks ago, Kevin Sorensen, Minister of State for Finance, introduced details of a new "hybrid" pension plan proposed for all federal workers and other corporations under federal pension regulation. He referred to these proposed plans as Target Benefit Pension Plans.

Want to Stay Active? Get Out of Body Debt

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 07.12.2014 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

It is no wonder that so many of us consistently feel slightly stiff, achy or tight. We all have used up our "body credit" and gone into "debt." When you push your body, and you don't recover at an appropriate rate, you go into "body debt." Debt causes you to grow increasingly stiff, sore, achy, tired, cranky and generally run down.

Don't Blame Seniors For Canada's Rising Health Care Costs

Michel Grignon | Posted 06.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Michel Grignon

There is a worrying rise in health care spending in Canada, but it doesn't have much to do with population aging. It's not that we have too many seniors that will break the bank, but how those seniors, and others, are treated in the health system that affects the bottom line.

You're Already Old At 24: Study

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 04.16.2014 | Canada British Columbia

If you're over the age of 24, you've already reached the peak of your cognitive motor skills (your brain's ability to process something and react to i...

Myths About Bioidentical Hormones

Dr. Jennifer Pearlman | Posted 05.07.2014 | Canada
Dr. Jennifer Pearlman

Suzanne Somers seemingly reigns atop one of the most controversial issues in Women's Health; bioidentical hormones. A growing divide between conventional medicine and a Suzanne-inspired burgeoning alternative health industry, heightens the need to debunk the bioidentical myths and hype.

We Don't Want to Make the Same Mistakes Our Mothers Did

Katie Boland | Posted 05.07.2014 | Canada Living
Katie Boland

I think people my age, more than generations previously, have friendships with their parents. You talk about things you maybe shouldn't. For women our age, there is less of a physical and intellectual generation gap between mothers and daughters.

How To Look Fresh After 40

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 04.22.2014 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

Being proactive and wanting to get the very most out of my 40's, I spoke with one of the top makeup artists Ruben Potrebenko, National Brand Educator for Canada to find out how I can look my very best. He shared with me some of his top tips on how to keep my makeup routine fresh and create smooth looking skin that is natural looking.

Being "Over the Hill" Can Have Its Upside, Too

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 04.16.2014 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Feelings of happiness, or at least contentment, seem to be most common among the maturing crowd. One reason may be that older people find it easier to derive pleasure from relatively ordinary experiences such as taking a walk, sharing a meal with loved ones, or pursuing a hobby.

Take Charge of your Aging

Dr. Jennifer Pearlman | Posted 04.13.2014 | Canada Living
Dr. Jennifer Pearlman

The new science of aging is shedding light on the coveted fountain of youth. It is at this critical time that we have the most important opportunity to take charge of our aging. Forget aging gracefully, our generation can choose to age proactively and design the second half of our lives.

Try This Exercise Program For Your Brain

Dr. Jennifer Pearlman | Posted 01.27.2014 | Canada Living
Dr. Jennifer Pearlman

What does an exercise program for your brain look like? Research supports partaking in brain games (available as apps on your smart phone), word challenges such as crossword puzzles or Sudoku, card games like bridge and learning new skills (like a new language). Challenge your brain every day.

What Your Face Says About How Long You May Live

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 11.11.2013 | Canada Living

Women who look younger than their years may have lower risks of heart disease and stroke and a greater chance of outliving someone the same age but wi...

How to Travel After 40

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 12.28.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Sacha DeVoretz

I continue to be quite content to travel on my own to a town a few hours away or on a long flight around the world. It is always invigorating for me to venture out solo. Now instead of others being shocked by my willingness to travel on my own, there is a look of sympathy when I share with them that I will be going on vacation by myself. I can imagine the thoughts running through their head, "Why would a woman in her early 40s be traveling on her own? Is she newly divorced? She must be lonely."

Makeup Tips for the Over-40s

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Sacha DeVoretz

I am always on the lookout for great tips on how I can feel pretty and live a healthy lifestyle after 40. As far as beauty goes I need all the help I can get. I am most comfortable in my pj's and with a headband in my hair. Which, let's face it, is not the most professional or sexy look. I spoke with one of the top makeup artists Ruben Potrebenko, National Brand Educator for Canada Jane Iredale Cosmetics and he shared some of his top tips for women over 40 to look their best this fall.