How To Minimize Taxes On Retirement Income

The key to minimizing taxes on retirement income is careful planning, and this normally starts years or even a decade or two before you retire. A retirement plan helps you understand what tax bracket you're in now and what tax bracket you think you'll be in after you retire. A plan to retire in a lower tax bracket allows you to...

6 Things You Don’t Know About CBD and Pain Management

It can be difficult to deal with the various aches and pains that can come with aging. The older you get, the more medications you are likely to be on to improve your quality of life, but they may come with their own side effects that can cause more problems. If you want to manage pain without dealing with many...

How To Start The Conversation With Parents About Estate Planning

"In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." This quote has been attributed to Benjamin Franklin, who wrote the passage in a letter sent in 1789. Perhaps it's a touch ironic that when I asked Dr. Ajmal Razmy, Service Medical Director of Trillium Health Partners' Acute Care Mental Health Program in Mississauga, Ontario, to...

Waist Management: How To Kick Your Sugar Habit To The Curb

From birthday cakes to Thanksgiving pie to cold summer treats, every holiday, season or special occasion harkens mouth-watering memories of a favorite confectionery craving. But what if you’re trying to get healthy by shutting down the sugar in your diet? Samantha Coogan —  director of UNLV's Didactic Program in Nutrition & Dietetics and president of the Nevada Academy of Nutrition and...

PostureCoach, A New Wearable Device, Has Caregivers’ Backs And Helps Prevent Injuries

Carolyn Sutherland, a busy Ottawa professional in her 50s, makes time to take a 90-year-old family friend to appointments and out for excursions. She enjoys their time together but is concerned that she doesn’t know the best way to transfer her friend from the chair to the walker, and in and out of the car, in a way that...

How To Fight Fair And Get Real Resolution With Anyone In Your Life

There's nothing like a healthy argument to clear the air and get back to peaceful state. Yet, many of us avoid argument at any cost. A life without conflicts would be easier, but that’s the stuff of fairytales, especially when you're a caregiver for a family member. There are so many hot-button issues that are likely to cause riffs and...

Banish Restless Nights: How to Get Better Sleep After Age 50

Restless nights, early waking, and trouble falling asleep are common complaints after age 50. Sleep issues seem to worsen. Yet, sleep needs don’t change for older adults. The body still needs an average of seven to eight hours of sleep. However, it seems to be more of a challenge to get it. You transition through five sleep stages throughout the...

Difference Maker: Meet Dr. Frank Knoefel, A Researcher Who Is Changing The Conversation Around Aging

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Meet Dr. Frank Knoefel, clinical scientist, Bruyère Research Institute, physician and AGE-WELL researcher appeared as a guest speaker at AGE-WELL's National Conference in Vancouver last year. He spoke about how the technologies and advances of the Bruyère Research in Ottawa are helping aging Canadians stay at home as long as possible. Watch the video for some notable highlights. You can find...

10 Ways Caregivers Can Choose Joy And Still Live Life To The Fullest From Author Helene Berger

Just months after their 50th wedding anniversary, Helene Berger’s husband, Ady, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. When he heard the news, he said that he didn’t want to live anymore. From that moment on, Helen was determined to find creative ways to make their lives as fulfilling for as long as possible as he battled the disease. Her journey is chronicled...

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...