February is Heart Month in Canada – and no better time for a refresher on how to keep your heart
It’s that time of year again: cold and flu season!
According to Health Canada, every year there is an average of 12,200 hospitalizations and 3,500 deaths connected to the flu.
Meanwhile, seniors are particularly susceptible to getting the flu.
Sleep. We all need it.
Health Canada recommends the average person gets seven to eight hours of sleep each night.
However, research shows that one-third of Canadian seniors don’t meet that minimum.
Are you a senior who owns a pet, or is thinking of getting a pet?
Or are you concerned about your aging parent and their ability to care for a dog, cat or other animal?
In this blog, we offer up some of the benefits and challenges of having a pet in older age—plus, we provide a few additional considerations and alternatives to pet ownership.
At Tea & Toast, we help seniors of all ages—with a range of health, physical and emotional needs—to find happy, safe places to live their “upper years.”
So you’re a senior…and you’ve decided to sell the family home.
Whether due to necessity (financially or health-related) or simply because you want a smaller or more social place to live in, this can be an exciting time of transition.
But it can also be incredibly emotional, stressful…and even complicated.
Seniors’ real estate needs are different
Did you know Canada has one of the highest rates of multiple sclerosis (MS) in the world?
According to the MS Society of Canada, approximately one in every 385 Canadians live with the disease. And while it’s most often diagnosed in people aged 20 to 49, younger children and older adults—seniors—are also diagnosed with MS.
As your mom or dad ages, are you growing increasingly worried about their driving?
First off, as a caring adult child, your concern is understandable.
After all, according to Transport Canada, between 2000 and 2015, more seniors died in traffic fatalities than any other age group across Canada.
Discussing a loved one’s end-of-life wishes is not a comfortable topic of conversation for many.
However, it is critical to have someone in place to make important medical-related decisions on your behalf when you are unable to do so yourself.
Parkinson’s disease is on the rise in Canada.
In fact, it’s estimated that Canadian seniors over age 65 living with Parkinson’s disease will more than double by 2031. Of course, some of that has to do with our aging demographic. But consider this: by 2031, the number of Canadians over age 40 with Parkinson’s will increase by 65 per cent!
Eating healthy can be challenging for anyone—but as we age, other factors can make nutrition especially hard.
That’s why we’ve put together this list of handy-dandy resources.
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Consider all the things we need our eyesight for!
Most importantly: our eyesight can help protect us from injury.
The holidays are quickly approaching—but not everyone is excited about it.
For seniors, this can be an incredibly emotional and lonely time of year.
According to Ottawa Public Health, falls are the leading cause of injury among older adults in Canada!
On September 21st, Ottawa-Gatineau was changed forever by six tornados.
When it comes to seniors’ mental health in Canada, the facts are pretty disturbing:
For the first time in our nation’s history, there are more seniors than children in Canada.
This means that more seniors are being diagnosed with dementia—as well as Alzheimer’s disease.