Canada Aging

Women Shouldn't Suffer In Silence With Vaginal And Sexual Issues

Maureen McGrath | Posted 10.17.2016 | Canada Living
Maureen McGrath

Many women suffer vaginal and sexual health problems in silence as they age but few discuss it with their doctors. Despite being a society saturated in sexual images, important, helpful sex information about conditions like vaginal dryness, painful sex and low desire simply are not discussed.

You're Getting Happier With Age

Deri Latimer | Posted 10.07.2016 | Canada Living
Deri Latimer

While there can certainly be challenges that come with aging, there is some wonderful research supporting something quite different!

Fears Of Aging May Cause Earlier Death

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 09.30.2016 | Canada Living

I'm not afraid, I'm not afraid...

Will You Get Alzheimer's If Your Parent Has The Disease?

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 09.14.2016 | Canada Living
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Let's start with some basic numbers. Excellent data from Canada indicates that eight per cent of people over the age of 65 will be diagnosed with dementia, and about two-thirds of those will have Alzheimer's disease. The risk of developing Alzheimer's disease doubles for every five years of life beyond age 65, making older age one of the most significant and predictable risk factors.

Can Activities Reduce Behavioural Symptoms Of Dementia?

Gail Elliot | Posted 09.09.2016 | Canada
Gail Elliot

Shortly after my latest blog, entitled "I'm Engaged," I was delighted and honoured to receive an email from Dr. Laura Gitlin, Professor & Director of ...

In Praise Of Older Women (And Men)

Fransi Weinstein | Posted 09.09.2016 | Canada Living
Fransi Weinstein

I've got aging on my mind right now. Last Spring I celebrated a not insignificant birthday. Who am I kidding? They're all significant now. A few months ago I watched Isabel Allende's Ted Talk on living passionately at 71. It really inspired me. I've done a lot of thinking about age and aging since, and I've come to the following conclusions.

8 Ways To Maintain A Healthy And Fit Brain

Dr. Jennifer Pearlman | Posted 09.08.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Jennifer Pearlman

Scientists studying recovery from brain injury have shown that parts of our brains possess the ability to regenerate throughout adult life. Neurogenesis, the regeneration of brain cells, suggests that maybe an old dog can learn new tricks after all.

What You Can Learn From Vegetarian And Vegan Diets

Lifetime Daily | Posted 09.06.2016 | Canada Living
Lifetime Daily

Those who advocate for a vegetarian diet love to point out that vegetarians live longer and have a markedly lower risk of many common diseases, including heart disease, cancer and diabetes, than meat-eaters do. It's possible to enjoy many of the advantages of a vegetarian diet without completely swearing off meat and other animal foods.

3 Risks To The Aging Population Of Canada

Michael Gazer | Posted 08.24.2016 | Canada Living
Michael Gazer

Canada is experiencing a demographic shift. Baby boomers, currently the largest generation, are rapidly reaching retirement age. By 2021, 17.8 per cent of the total Canadian population will be over 65 - that's nearly seven million people. By 2041, that number is expected to jump to 9.7 million, or 22.6 per cent.

Exercises That Will Keep You Feeling Your Best At 60+

The Huffington Post Canada | Caroline Topperman | Posted 07.29.2016 | Canada Living

Keep your heart and bones healthy and strong!

Don't Let Age Come Between You And An Adventurous Life

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 07.26.2016 | Canada Living
Kathy Buckworth

What is it that holds us back? Sometimes it's something quite practical -- like the two herniated disks in my lower back -- or the fact that I've had four children and even a sneeze can result in something embarrassing. But sometimes it's not wanting to get out of our comfort zone.

New Health Accord Should Consider A Model Based On Frailty

John Muscedere | Posted 07.26.2016 | Canada Politics
John Muscedere

In a country as diverse and varied as Canada, such a per capita funding model creates winners and losers. For provinces with flourishing economies and/or younger populations, the formula may be a welcome one. But for many provinces and territories, this funding formula fails to recognize and accommodate their particular challenges and needs.

Ageism: Tolerating Canada's Hidden Prejudice Is Getting Old

Thomas G. Wellner | Posted 07.13.2016 | Canada Living
Thomas G. Wellner

Ageism is by far the most tolerated form of social prejudice in Canada, way ahead of racism and sexism. One in four of us actually admits to treating someone differently because of their age. And those are just the ones who are aware of their actions.

Embracing Grey Hair Opened My Eyes To A New Depth Of Beauty

Loreli Cockram | Posted 07.12.2016 | Canada Living
Loreli Cockram

Looking at my greying hair at least once a day, I stopped seeing it like I used to -- as a sign of defeat -- but more like acquiring a loyalty to my age. I started to accept the mantle of middle-aged maturity toward which this "crown" motivated me. It showed up mostly (surprisingly) in my relationships with other women.

Here's Why Canada Needs A National Dementia Strategy

Dr. William E. Reichman | Posted 07.05.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. William E. Reichman

Here's the sobering truth: despite close to 40 years of substantial private and public investment, society has not come up with any meaningful medication to help those with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Today, some 750,000 Canadians live with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.

How To Expertly Navigate Menopause

Dr. Jennifer Pearlman | Posted 06.29.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Jennifer Pearlman

A more useful framework to describe reproductive aging is the concept of the menopause transition and the various stages from early peri-menopause to late post-menopause. This framework is based on the clinical history, including bleeding pattern and symptoms. However, testing hormone levels may help to confirm the stage.

People Need Less Money To Live As They Get Older? (Not Quite)

Michael Wolfson | Posted 06.27.2016 | Canada Politics
Michael Wolfson

Recently the C.D. Howe Institute released a short study just in time for the finance ministers' meeting - rolling out the tired, old argument that as people age, they do not need as much money to live as when they were younger. If only retirement were so easy.

The Many Ways Seniors Can Have Fun — And Make A Difference, Too

Optimum Care | Posted 06.09.2016 | Canada Living
Optimum Care

As seniors age, much of their time is freed from the commitments of work and family and they start to look for ways to participate more actively in their communities. As the saying goes, doing good makes you feel good, and the seniors who continue to make a difference every day are true testaments to that.

Boomers: Rewire Yourselves Or Die

Nancy A. Shenker | Posted 05.25.2016 | Canada Living
Nancy A. Shenker

Other people my age seem to have "missed the memo" about technology, entrepreneurship, and active aging. They spend hours complaining about how the world has changed, how tough millennials are to work with, and how much their muscles and bones hurt. I try to either inspire or avoid those people.

Building A Strong Relationship Between Caregivers And Patients

Optimum Care | Posted 05.12.2016 | Canada Living
Optimum Care

This National Nursing Week is a time to acknowledge the caregivers who are dedicated to keeping Canadians healthy, happy and active all the way into their later years. Just like nurses, there are many other people out there who act as the primary caregivers for the seniors in their lives.

Modern Estate Planning Should Reflect A Changing Society

Suzana Popovic-Montag | Posted 04.29.2016 | Canada Business
Suzana Popovic-Montag

In recent years, an aging population and the rise of non-traditional marriages have become issues that are increasingly relevant to estate planning considerations in Canada. As society shifts over time, it is important that estate planning methods and strategies are capable of adaptation to suit changing needs.

Why Do We Hate Reading Glasses So Much?

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 04.20.2016 | Canada Living
Kathy Buckworth

Sooner or later, many Canadians will find themselves stretching their arms out to the point of shoulder dislocation, or using a magnifying glass from their child's science kit to read the fine print on medications, food packages, smartphone screens and more, before they give in to having to buy the inevitable reading glasses.

My Body Turned 50 But I'm Still A Kid At Heart

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 04.07.2016 | Canada Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

I don't consider myself "old," but then again, I'm not sure if one ever does. Yes, I have more aches and pains than I used to have, and my scars and bruises may fade, but they never really completely go away anymore.

Don't Underestimate Stress: How It Harms And Ages Your Body

Marc Davis | Posted 03.30.2016 | Canada Living
Marc Davis

The irony for many of us is that our "stress response" has become even more damaging to our health than the everyday events that trigger our stress. In other words, we typically tend to preoccupy our minds with these stressful incidents long after they're over. And so the cortisol keeps flowing long after it should have abated.

Beauty Mistakes That Are Making You Look Older

Caroline Topperman | Posted 03.24.2016 | Canada Style
Caroline Topperman

A while back we talked about Style Habits That Make You Look Older, but what about your makeup? If you aren't staying up to date with your beauty routine then no matter what your clothing says, your face will be giving away your age or even worse, making you look older.