Monthly Archives: August 2012

Laughter Therapy for Seniors

A laugh a day keeps the doctor away.  While this may not always be true, the positive effects of laughter are well known.  For seniors who often battle with depression, laughter can have a healing touch. Why Seniors Need Laughter … Continue reading

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Cholesterol 101 for Seniors

In the past few decades, cholesterol has gained a lot of attention for the increased risk in heart attacks and other health issues that it can cause.  Cholesterol can be a real issue in seniors who are not as active … Continue reading

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Breast Cancer and Senior Women

Breast cancer is the second most prevalent cancer in Canadian senior women next to non-melanoma skin cancer.  Men rarely get the cancer, but it is a concern for aging women, especially those who have family members that have been diagnosed … Continue reading

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Managing Eczema in the Elderly

As people age, their skin changes and they can develop issues and chronic problems with it.  One such problem that affects people of all ages, but especially the elderly is eczema.  Eczema is a condition of the skin that results … Continue reading

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Learning about Prostate Cancer

The leading diagnosis of cancer in men over the age of 60 is prostate cancer.  It affects about one-fourth of men diagnosed with some type of cancer, and can be a devastating diagnosis for seniors.  If you have a senior … Continue reading

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Beware of the Bedsore

One of the most common chronic problems for the elderly in assisted living centers is pressure sores, also known as bedsores.  While it is not as common for seniors living at home because they are more active you should still … Continue reading

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Skin Cancer in the Elderly

After a lifetime spent outdoors, seniors are more likely to develop some type of skin cancer.  As their skin loses its elasticity and becomes more fragile, any sun exposure can increase the risk.  It’s important if you have a senior … Continue reading

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The Importance of Oral Health for Seniors

Often seniors do not place the same priority for their teeth as they do for other health issues.  Many people see teeth as a vanity concern that is less important than other problems that they are facing.  What they may … Continue reading

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Cancer in Seniors: A Growing Trend

The word cancer strikes fear into the person who hears it diagnosed either for them or their loved one.  According to Canada Statistics, over 160,000 cases of cancer were diagnosed in 2010 with majority of the new cases diagnosed in … Continue reading

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