At-Home Testing To Diagnose Dementia In Early Stages Is On The Horizon

With dementia rates rising sharply in Canada and around the world, it’s not surprising that researchers have been focusing on ways to spot the condition earlier. Globally, someone is diagnosed with dementia every three seconds and there are 10 million new cases each year – truly alarming statistics. At-home tests have become increasingly popular. One of the latest to be...

Go Strong: Savvy Exercise and Nutrition Strategies For Fighting Loss Of Muscle Mass

As we grow older, our bodies change and that's true of how we build and sustain muscle mass and strength. We sure had it easy in our twenties. At the peak of our physical prowess, our bodies could burn calories sitting still and they kept building bones until the age of 25. But once we hit our thirties, that’s when...

Brace Yourself! Your Guide To Helping Joint Injuries Heal

Oh no. It’s happened again. That painful little twitch in your knee has returned. Naturally you want to help the healing process along, but where do you start? While nobody likes to think about getting an injury, it’s comforting to know there are a growing number of options to help you recover quickly and comfortably. Two of the most...

AGE-WELL, Canada’s Technology and Aging Network, Makes Plans For a Bold Future

What does renewal look like? If you ask any of the participants who attended the recent AGE-WELL Network of Centres of Excellence: Creating the Future 2020-2025 consultation session at the University of Toronto in June 2018, their answer would perhaps resemble this: Renewal is a room of 100 or so engaged, passionate stakeholders from all walks of life, who...

Everything Under The Sun: Your Guide To Savvy Sunscreen Strategies For Healthier Skin

The most powerful skin-health boosting product you can own and wear is sunscreen. Yet many people are reluctant about applying it, citing fears over the chemicals it contains, a dislike of how it feels on the skin, or just forgetting to apply it. Some people also believe that they need to skip sunscreen to allow for vitamin D from the...

Breathe Easy: Late-Onset Asthma Need Not Disrupt Your Life

Chris Haromy has lived with asthma since childhood. He is also a registered respiratory therapist and certified respiratory educator with The Lung Association – Ontario. “I’ve learned to stay on top of my asthma, constantly monitoring my health, taking all of my medication as prescribed, and living a healthy lifestyle.” When he’s not in the office, he is often...

‘B’ Aware: Deficiencies Of These Important Vitamins Lead To Poor Long-Term Health

Add this new study from Ireland to a growing pile of evidence that confirms that older adults are not getting enough vitamin B12 and folate (also known as vitamin B9). These important nutrients are essential to brain health, nerve function, and the production of red blood cells and DNA synthesis. Folate is essential for health blood vessels and heart....

Yes, You Can Enjoy A Robust Sex Life Despite Erectile Dysfunction

Michael Russer, now 66, developed erectile dysfunction after surgery for prostate cancer in 2011. “I never really experienced depression, which is a state in which far too many men find themselves stuck,” says the Santa Barbara, CA-based CEO of Russer Communication and cofounder of CancerIntimacyHelp.com. While depression can cause erectile dysfunction, it’s often the result of it, too. Many men...

The Struggle Is Real: 5 Ways For Women To Manage Chronic Pain

Chronic pain can impact everything from your mood, to your sleep to your social life. “The first things we lose are fun activities and leisure and we end up only doing what we have to do,” says Sarah Sheffe, an occupational therapist at the Toronto Academic Pain Medicine Institute. One in five Canadians experience chronic pain and the majority of...

Osteoporosis Is A Men’s Disease, Too: What An Expert Has To Say

“Osteoporosis is the silent disease,” says Dr. Aliya Khan, professor of Clinical Medicine, Endocrinology, Metabolism and Geriatrics at McMaster University. “We also call osteoporosis the ‘silent thief’ because it can destroy a person’s bone structure – wreaking havoc on their overall health and vitality – with little warning. While it’s often considered a woman’s disease, osteoporosis also steals the...