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Senior Health and Wellbeing

Information and Resources for Senior Health and Wellbeing

During a person’s advancing years, regular attention to physical and mental health becomes very important. From light exercise and proper nutrition to consistent mental stimulation, seniors, like everyone else, need an active and health-conscious lifestyle to ensure optimal physical and mental wellbeing.

Below is a collection of articles and resources created by Comfort Keepers Canada to provide information about Senior Health and Wellbeing and related topics.

Featured Articles on Senior Health and Wellbeing:


Hyperthyroidism in Canada’s seniors: according to the Thyroid Foundation of Canada 1 in 10 Canadians suffer from a thyroid condition of one type or another! Of those, as many as 50% are undiagnosed!

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What Canada’s seniors need to know about Glaucoma: More than 400,000 Canadians, and over 67 million people worldwide have glaucoma. Experts estimate that half of them don’t even know they have it.

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At least 1 in 8 Canadians seniors suffer from urinary incontinence according to a Stats Canada report. Bladder incontinence is a highly prevalent disease that not only affects a senior’s health, but impacts their daily lives emotionally, socially, and economically.

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Depression is a common problem among older adults, but it is NOT a normal part of aging. In fact, studies show that most seniors feel satisfied with their lives, despite having more illnesses or physical problems. If you suspect that your loved one is suffering from depression, pay attention to these health indicators.

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According to the Canadian Safety Council, older adults face fire risk factors which do not affect the young. Weaker physical (and sometimes mental) capabilities make it harder to identify and respond to a fire, and create a higher risk that a fire will start.

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