Yes, We Dare. Grey Hair Is A Badge of Honour And We Will No Longer Hide It

Choosing grey is sexy and inspiring, no matter your age The hair colour du jour is grey – preferably a silky silver. It was once startling among middle-aged celebrities; think Jamie Lee Curtis’s debut more than 10 years ago. Today, platinum hair is practically celebrated among those in pop culture, from trendsetters like Rihanna to the real deal, namely powerful stars,...

Expert Jim Danahy On Tackling The Challenges of Meeting The Needs Of The Boomer Pharmacy Customer

Pharmacists know too well the ongoing challenge of bridging the gap between being a clinician and a healthcare provider in a retail setting, where patients see themselves as consumers and have high expectations – not to mention high-levels of skepticism about service and advice. To gain insight into this new type of consumer, pharmacist Rosemarie Patodia spoke to retail and...

Can Poor Dental Health Contribute to a Higher Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease?

Once upon a time, people believed that oral health was not connected to anything else. Since that time, multiple studies have been done that prove otherwise. In fact, your oral health is linked to many different functions within your body. Science has linked oral hygiene to a lot of systems, from mental health to fertility in both men and women!...

Missed Medical Appointments Is An Issue That Demands Smarter Solutions

Whether due to long wait times or a lack of after-hour availability, 68 percent of Canadians have missed at least one doctor’s appointment, according to a 2017 Ipsos poll. Unfortunately, missed appointments can lead to delays in treatment and add costs to the healthcare system. Last year, Health PEI boosted awareness of the issue by posting publicly the number of missed...

Understanding Prevention and Pain Management Due to Degenerative Disc Disease

It would be logical to assume that degenerative disc disease – one of the most common spine problems in older adults – is actually a disease. However, this progression of changes in spinal discs due to injury, wear and tear, and aging isn’t a disease at all, but a sometimes-preventable condition that can lead to chronic pain, according to...

New Technology Helps Older Canadians Age In Place At Home Safely

Soon after turning 70, Marianne Buzza knew it was time to downsize. But it wasn’t about the size of the house. “I love to garden and had created a bit of a monster. We needed a smaller yard!” she says with a laugh. She and her husband, Wally, also wanted to live in the town of Wasaga Beach, ON, so...

Finding Inspiration About Growing Older With TED Talks

There’s a certain ritual in celebrating the arrival of a new year: counting down the seconds until midnight, drinking a glass of champagne, hanging a fresh calendar on the wall. And while the simple fact of being able to greet another year should be cause for celebration, adults – once they have reached the age of majority – seem...

Why Bone Fractures Often Fail To Be Linked To Their True Cause – Osteoporosis

What typically happens when a post-menopausal woman goes to the hospital with a bone fracture in her wrist? She’s assessed by emergency room physicians, the break treated and is sent home. It may seem like a logical course of action until you consider that a fracture, especially in older women, is a red flag for osteoporosis. Over 80 per cent...

Retirement Living Ain’t What It Used To Be With A Focus on Upscale Offerings and More Activities

“It’s like opening up a present: you get it, you open it up, that ‘wow’ feeling of unexpected joy.” That might be how one you’d expect one to describe discovering a new city around the world, or spending time with your first grandchild, but moving to a retirement residence and it being “a feeling of unexpected joy”? If your only...

Understanding The Hard Realities of Becoming A Full-Time Caregiver

For caregivers, especially caregivers suddenly and unexpectedly thrown into this role of a lifetime, there is a very simple and very difficult answer to the question, “Where do I start?” With yourself. As you focus on taking care of the person you love, it’s easy to lose focus on yourself. “It becomes a habit. Before you know it, everything you talk...