Old Age

The Best Countries To Live In If You're 'Old'

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 10.01.2014 | Canada Living

Norway is the best place to grow old, according to the latest Global AgeWatch index of 96 countries published on Wednesday, while Afghanistan is the w...

Get Your Finances In Order Before You Retire

Jeffrey Schwartz | Posted 11.23.2014 | Canada Living
Jeffrey Schwartz

If you are planning to move after you retire, put some careful consideration into the cost of living for that area. Look into the cost of real estate and see how far your money will stretch if you downsize from your current home. If you're moving to a different town or province, it's also worth looking into potential tax advantages for senior citizens in that area.

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. ...

The Best Country In The World To Grow Old In?

AFP/RelaxNews | Posted 10.02.2013 | Canada Living

Sweden is the best place to grow old and Afghanistan the worst, according to a UN-backed study on Tuesday that warns many countries are ill-prepared t...

What Sandy Was Like for the Elderly

Joan Sutton | Posted 01.08.2013 | Canada Living
Joan Sutton

2012-09-11-Alzheimersbanner2.png Then Hurricane Sandy came, extinguishing all those lights as well as our own. For 48 hours we had no power, no phone, no water, and for 24 of those, I was marooned in an island of silence, alone with an elderly husband with Alzheimer's, and no elevator.

Can the WHO Make Chronic Diseases Less Chronic

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 07.29.2012 | Canada
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Chronic diseases account for 36 million deaths annually, over 60 per cent of the human mortality rate. They continue to accelerate globally and are advancing across all regions, affecting all socioeconomic classes. It is expected that almost three-quarters of all deaths will be caused by chronic diseases by 2020.

The Dubious Science Behind Brain Fitness

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 07.29.2012 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

It was only a matter of time, of course, before the health and fitness industry discovered its next big thing. "Brain fitness" is the new fad -- and not only among the aging baby boomers. So far, the diagnosis relies solely on the observation of its symptoms, as opposed to a genuine understanding of the actual causes.