Aging and Capacity: What To Think And What to Decide?
August 1st, 2017
Capacity and competency are often used interchangeably, depending on the context. There are many types of capacity, including but not limited to capacity to manage financial affairs, capacity to make personal care decisions (health, nutrition, treatment) capacity to drive, capacity to stand trial, capacity to instruct a lawyer in a legal proceeding… Read more
Massage Therapy for Seniors
July 1st, 2017
Massage therapy awareness is growing rapidly, and fast becoming a mandatory activity in our day to day lives. In the age of the computer and other electronic devices keeping us connected, over time it takes a toll on the body. People are turning to massage therapy as part of their self-care to alleviate the physical and mental consequences of the stresses… Read more
Bounce Back Your Mental Health
June 1st, 2017
Up to 30% of adults aged 65+ experience mental health challenges which can lead to a lower quality of life and independence. Why is the rate so high for older adults? Some of the causes of anxiety and stress for older adults can include: More frequent loss of family and friends, Loneliness, Caregiving challenges… Read more
Rechargeable Hearing Aids Are Finally Here!
May 1st, 2017
Hearing loss is the third most prevalent chronic health condition facing older adults. As the baby boomers age, the incidence of hearing loss is increasing substantially. Presbycusis, also known as age-related hearing loss, first affects the higher frequencies, reducing the clarity of speech, and later affects the low frequencies, reducing the volume of speech. Studies suggest it is linked to a higher incidence of Alzheimer’s, dementia, falls, depression, and income decline. This is why early intervention… Read more
Boomers…. It’s Time To Exercise
April 1st, 2017
We’ve all heard that physical activity is important for all ages groups. If you are over 50, however, I suggest to pay special attention to this popular advice. The aging population in North America is growing fast. In fact the aging population (65 years of age and over), will be one of the most significant phenomenon of the next half century. In Canada, by 2021 there will be almost 7 million older adults, representing 19% of the total population… Read more