A Registered Dietitian Shares Expert Tips On How To Eat Right After Age 50

Once you hit your 50th birthday, you probably noticed physical changes that were happening. They’re a natural part of aging, but we can help slow down some of those effects with a nutritious diet. With the right vitamins and minerals, you can help keep your body strong and keep doing the things you love, from scenic walks to yoga and...

How Challenges Faced By Caregivers Are Growing Along With Our Aging Population

The number of caregivers is expected to increase dramatically in the next decade as an estimated 9.5 million Canadians reach age 65 and over. We are at a critical point where taking steps to ensure they will be supported for the challenges that lie ahead are needed. Janet Fast, professor and research director of aging, policies and practice at the...

Outside Interests: Research Shows Spending Time Outdoors Improves Your Sense of Well-Being

If you’re of a certain age you can probably remember this crazy thing we used to do called “playing outside.” We would step out the door and there would be a world of possibility right there for us. Even when I didn’t want to go out, one of my parents would finally get fed up and scream “Robert! It’s...

6 Ways To Tap Into The Powerful Benefits of Nutritional Synergy – Vitamins And Minerals Working Together

Does your diet include a full spectrum of vitamins and minerals? If you focus on getting enough of just one type of vitamin, you may be missing out on what a diet that includes a wide range of nutrients can do to ensure healthy aging. Vitamins and minerals working together is called “nutritional synergy” and it can help you...

Are Your Dating Skills A Bit Rusty? Our Experts Help You Up Your Game

“My gal pals assured me that first dates were just like a riding a bike, that instinct would kick in and I’d instantly remember how to go about it,” says Jennifer Blackwell, as she recounted her first post-divorce date. “My 24-year marriage ended two years earlier and I knew I wanted to explore dating again. I wanted – felt...

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,...

Caregivers And Canada’s Pharmacists Benefit From A Strong, Supportive Relationship

The role of pharmacists has evolved in bold new directions. They are an integral part of the overall healthcare picture in Canada, providing support and resources to the people in their communities. One of the challenges for pharmacists is identifying a family member or friend providing unpaid care to a loved one with a physical, cognitive or mental health condition,...

10 Common Myths About Aging Busted, Courtesy of Activist Ashton Applewhite

Sassy. Smart. No-nonsense. Empowering. Bold. Smart (we said that already?). That string of adjectives describes Ashton Applewhite, the U.S.-born writer-activist who originated This Chair Rocks, the hugely popular anti-ageism project, and wrote the bestseller, This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism. She regularly engages, shocks, informs and delights on her blog, “Yo, Is This Ageist?”  “How ageism warps our view of...

Game On! Research Shows How Playing Video Games Boost Brain Function

“Stop playing those games, you’ll rot your brain!” said every game-fatigued parent ever. So, imagine your surprise when the doctor prescribes a daily round of Solitaire or a shooter game to keep your memory and reflexes sharp. It might sound bizarre at first, but the latest research hints that video games could be a solution to prevent or slow cognitive...

Put Your Best Foot Forward And Find Fashionable Shoes Perfect For Aging Feet

Thanks to a lifetime of being hard on one’s feet and also physiological changes, foot pain and related issues become more common with age. While some of the foot problems older adults face can be similar to those experienced by younger adults, they can be caused by different reasons. Dr. Brad Sonnema, president of the Canadian Podiatric Medical Association, explains...