5 Designer Tips For Staying Safe And Comfortable In Your Home Longer

There’s no question that Canada’s population is aging, and people want to stay in their homes while they do. A recent survey found that 93 percent of seniors feel it’s important to stay in their home through their retirement years. So how can you extend the time you and your loved ones spend in your home sweet home, into...

All Pain, No Gain: The High Cost Of Sciatica On Your Health

Many people with back pain that radiates down their legs know they’re experiencing sciatica. But what does sciatica actually mean? The term itself is widely misunderstood and so are its treatments, according to Kaliq Chang, MD, double board-certified in interventional pain management and anesthesiology, of Atlantic Spine Center. “Sciatica is commonly used to describe nerve-like pain traveling down the legs,...

Snore No More: How I Hooked Up For Life With A CPAP Device And Finally Slept Well

I well remember the day I cycled home with my new Continuous Positive Air Pressure (CPAP) device because I tangled with a pedestrian and ended up in Emergency getting stitches in my forehead. Ouch. So my first week as a CPAP-user was all strap and tape and bandages on a very swollen face. Add in my retainer and ear plugs,...

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!...

Ottawa Cardiologist Spearheads Effort To Diagnose Heart Disease With A New Five-Minute Test

Dr. Benjamin Chow was told he had seven minutes to pitch his idea. Seven minutes to describe and convey the importance of a groundbreaking medical technique. To explain how using it would improve access to healthcare for thousands of heart patients in under-serviced and remote populations. To address a leading cause of death and disability worldwide. Seven minutes for a...

Happiness Is Found By Spending Money On Experiences – Not Stuff, Research Says

Canadians continue to borrow and spend. According to Statistics Canada, the average household carried $1.74 in credit card, mortgage and other debt for every dollar of disposable income, as at December of last year. Rising debts are also a fact of life in the business and public sectors. But is all that spending making us happier? Maybe not. According to the...

Does Your Unique Biological Blueprint Hold the Secret to a Longer Life?

When car manuals were still issued in print, we all had a slightly better idea of how our vehicles worked. At the very least, we had information readily available so we could understand what the light on the dash was telling us. Now imagine if our bodies came with a similar manual, or a unique set of schematics. The...

Why You Should Consult A Dietitian for Nutrition Advice To Support Healthy Aging

Optimal nutrition to support each stage of life is essential, and healthy aging is no exception. As we grow older, there are some key nutrients that need special attention1. These include calcium, vitamin D, your B vitamins and iron (to name a few)1. More often than not, with decreasing food intake, these key nutrients are lacking in our diets2. If...

AGE-WELL Partners With Best Buy Canada To Help Older Adults Age At Home

AGE-WELL and Best Buy Canada share an objective: to help Canadians stay in their homes longer, through the use of effective technology solutions. With AGE-WELL’s depth in research and Best Buy Canada’s access to – and knowledge of – emerging technology, it’s a natural and complementary partnership. “We’re thrilled to be partnering with Best Buy Canada, which shares our desire...

Exclusive Book Excerpt: The Unexpected Journey of Caring – The Transformation of Loved One to Caregiver

A new caregiver is like a driver in a foreign land. The vehicle is a stick shift, the terrain is mountainous with many switchbacks, and there are no maps, timetables, or rest stops. A catastrophic event or diagnosis catapults a caregiver into a territory that is poorly lit and offers up no familiar landmarks. The roads in this new world are all one-way,...