10 top tips to fight fatigue this winter

1. Try eating smaller-portioned meals throughout the day It's not just what you eat that impacts your energy levels, but also when you eat. For instance, have you ever noticed how you feel sluggish after a big lunch or dinner? That’s because your body is using its energy to digest that big meal instead [...]

2020-11-18T15:00:56+00:00November 18th, 2020|

The Key to Maintaining Brain Health Late in Life

A Complex Organ When it comes to exploring the brain, it would seem that with each breakthrough the scientific community makes, new unprecedented questions arise. While this is certainly positive in that it allows research to become more focused, it also illuminates the fact that the brain is vastly and endlessly complex. In spite of [...]

2018-11-14T12:03:07+00:00July 20th, 2017|

Strokes: Signs, Rehabilitation, and Risk Reduction

What is a Stroke? When talking about strokes, many refer to what’s known as an ischemic stroke. Accounting for nearly 80% of all strokes, an ischemic stroke occurs when a blood vessel (leading to the brain) becomes blocked, cutting off blood flow to certain parts of the brain. An interruption of blood flow means that [...]

2018-11-14T12:03:07+00:00July 13th, 2017|

Prostate Cancer: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

A Growing Concern Based on year-over-year trends, the American Cancer Society estimates that in 2017, there will be 161,360 new cases of prostate cancer, and approximately 26,730 deaths. One reason for its frequency in recent years is that life expectancy has increased – and paired with the fact that 80% of prostate cancer cases are [...]

2018-11-14T12:03:07+00:00July 6th, 2017|

Food Allergies: Detection and Management for Seniors

What Are Food Allergies? In theory, it can be easy to confuse food intolerance for a food allergy. The former primarily involves the digestive system and its inability to properly break down certain foods. Food intolerance can cause everything from nausea to bloating and cramps. With food intolerance, you can generally consume small amounts of [...]

2018-11-14T12:03:07+00:00June 29th, 2017|

Skin Cancer in Seniors: Development, Identification, and Risk Reduction

On the Surface and On the Rise Skin cancer is consistently reported to be the most common form of cancer in the United States, affecting more than one million people every year – many of whom are 65 years of age or older. While many are aware of the three types of skin cancer – [...]

2018-11-14T12:03:07+00:00June 22nd, 2017|

Low-Impact Exercises for Seniors

The Importance of Staying Active Staying physically active is important at every stage of our lives, but as we grow older, it becomes especially vital. Engaging in the recommended daily amount of moderate activity (at least 30 minutes) has numerous long-term benefits, but it can also improve overall health for those with certain conditions [...]

2018-11-14T12:03:08+00:00June 15th, 2017|

5 Quick and Healthy Meals for Elderly People

Elderly people need to be careful about what they eat in order to stay in good health. However, preparing healthy and tasty meals is often a challenge. If you care for an elderly relative or friend, you might be looking for some inspiration, so here are five simple and healthy meals that you can prepare [...]

2018-11-14T12:03:08+00:00May 25th, 2017|

Elderly Malnutrition

Elderly Malnutrition; Spot the Signs of Malnutrition in your Elderly Relative As we age, our bodies require fewer calories, yet we require more protein, calcium, B vitamins, and other nutrients. Unfortunately, there remains a surprising lack of awareness about the specific dietary needs of seniors and how nutrition plays a key role in their well-being [...]

2018-11-14T12:03:08+00:00May 11th, 2017|

Ageing with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Understanding Irritable Bowel Syndrome Irritable bowel syndrome, often abbreviated as IBS, is a common disorder that can cause everything from chronic abdominal pain and bloating to diarrhoea and constipation. IBS is considered a functional digestion disorder, which means that symptoms are often brought on by changes in the digestive system rather than by a certain [...]

2018-11-14T12:03:08+00:00May 4th, 2017|