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When should you take the car keys away from your senior or elder loved ones? A Caring.com and National Safety Council survey showed that 40 percent of adult children say they’re not comfortable talking to their parents about driving, and would rather discuss funeral arrangements or selling their home.

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Nearly one in five Canadians adults — about 4.6 million people between the ages of 20 and 79 — has high blood pressure according to Statistics Canada, and gradual decline in memory and cognitive function can be attributed to elevated blood pressure. While there is no precise cause of cognitive impairment, an early indication of dementia, research strongly suggests that high blood pressure can add to the risk.

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Keeping Canada’s seniors safe in inclement weather. No matter where you or loved one lives, bad or unexpected weather is bound to happen. Here is a quick guide for protecting seniors around their homes ─ and when they are out and about.

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Despite the myth that older people can’t manage technology because of cognitive deficits, seniors are flocking to social media at a rapid pace. In fact, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ (and Hangouts), Pinterest, and Instagram all note higher adoption rates among adults 65 and older ─ and see seniors as their fastest growing audience.

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When the temperature drops, seniors and elders run a higher risk of health problems and injuries related to the weather. It’s important that they, and those who care for them, take certain precautions at this time of year. Here are some health hazards for seniors to avoid in winter.

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