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Health And Wellness

Diet

  • Diet and Seniors

    They say that you are what you eat. When it comes to seniors, this becomes more difficult. A lesser appetite, makes getting enough of the right nutrients a challenge, or…   more ]
  • Changing Your Salt Habit Starts at the Grocery Store

    Many medical experts, researchers and doctors across the world have found that a diet high in sodium contributes to a number of health risks, including high blood pressure. Over 70…   more ]
  • Essential Nutrients

    Eating healthy, along with exercise, is one of the most effective ways to prevent aging as well as disease or illness. Obtaining all the essential nutrients from various types of…   more ]
  • The Food Pyramid

    Most people know that to stay healthy we should eat a balanced diet. But what, exactly, is ‘balanced’? Generally, a healthy diet is rich in plant foods, such as vegetables,…   more ]
  • Tips on Healthy Eating from the Dietitians of Canada

    When you need advice, registered dietitians are your best choice for food and nutrition information you can trust. Dietitians can help you translate nutrition science into everyday food choices no…   more ]
  • Why you Should Love Your Heart

    People may be more motivated to change their behaviour, lessen the stress and love their heart if they understand exactly why they should. So what exactly is the connection between…   more ]

Physical-and-mental-exercise

  • Are You Fit For Retirement?

    Advances in medical technology have made it possible for you to live a third of your life after retirement. In 1970, life expectancy in Canada was 69.3 years for males…   more ]
  • Changes to physiotherapy services for Ontario's seniors

    Although the Ministry of Health announces changes to physiotherapy services for Ontario's seniors on April 18, 2013 , in essence eliminating physiotherapy services in retirement homes, they indicated that an additional…   more ]
  • Eight Brain Fitness Tips for Mental Well Being

    The following are eight tips to help keep your brain active and sharp. 1. Go on a guided tour of a museum or another site of interest. Pay very careful…   more ]
  • Increasing Frailty

    As we age, increasing frailties, caused by various conditions such as heart disease and stroke, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson disease, vision deterioration, arthritis, diabetes, incontinence and others results in our…   more ]
  • Life Expectancies

    Life Expectancies Canadian males and females have one of the highest life expectancies at birth in the world as seen in the table below. In 2002, Canadian males were outperformed…   more ]
  • Motivational Ideas to Keep You Active

    Here are some motivational ideas. Remember : today is the first day of the rest of your life. Old and tired has more to do with your attitude. You can…   more ]
  • Normal Aging vs. Signs That Something's Wrong

    Our hair turns white (or falls out).  We need glasses.  We don't move as quickly as we once did.  Others comment that the TV is too loud.  We expect to…   more ]
  • Ontario Seniors Driver Program

    Ontario's senior driver programs aim to keep seniors driving for as long as they can safely do so.  Once drivers reach 80 years of age, starting April 21, 2014, senior…   more ]
  • Physiotherapy at Home

    More than 90 percent of incidents that result in injuries are predictable and preventable. Modifying the home and reducing hazards in the community can reduce the risk of falls by…   more ]
  • Seniors, Mental Health and Memory Disorders

    Seniors, Mental Health and Memory Disorders Dementia disorders are the most common mental health problem amongst seniors. The following are some symptoms, Prevalence statistics, risk factors, treatment options and outcomes.…   more ]
  • Treating Muscle Weakness For Seniors

    By Mark Ma, M.Sc., R.TCMP, R.Ac. A common health issue that seniors face is deterioration of their muscle strength. Because of that they find it increasingly difficult to perform simple…   more ]
  • Walk for Health

    Walking may be the best fitness activity for many seniors, given the relatively low physical risks and the enormous long-term health benefits. These 'Walking Tips for Seniors' are designed to…   more ]
  • Walk To Health and Happiness

    Feeling a bit down? Need a boost? Put on a comfortable pair of shoes and go for a walk. A brisk 30-minute walk will lift your spirits and brighten your…   more ]

Emotional-well-being

  • Emotional Well Being

    Emotional Well Being Emotional Health and Heart Health Linked The happier and less stressed you are the more likely you are to avoid heart disease. It's all about a good…   more ]
  • Aging: What To Expect As You Get Older

    Looked in the mirror lately only to find a few more wrinkles and gray hairs? Those are just a few of the changes you're likely to notice as you get…   more ]
  • Alzheimer's Disease: Living On Your Own

    Many people with Alzheimer's disease continue to live successfully on their own for some time.  Here are some ideas to help you: Speak to your doctor or about assistance with…   more ]
  • Emotional Health

    The happier and less stressed you are the more likely you are to avoid heart disease. It's all about a good physical, emotional and intellectual balance. Medically it can be…   more ]
  • Health and Wellness

    We at the Care Guide strive to inform you about health and wellness.  Just the basic common sense stuff mind you. It’s really not rocket science. One of the biggest…   more ]
  • Life Expectancy and Living Arrangements

    One of the most significant life events for most of us is the loss of a spouse. A significant factor in the need for senior housing with supports is dictated…   more ]
  • Optimizing Management of an Overactive Bladder in Long Term Care

    Optimizing Management of an Overactive Bladder in Long Term Care. Urinary incontinence (UI) is any involuntary leakage of urine.   It can cause embarrassment, social isolation and transition from community living…   more ]