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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:


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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Pneumonia is the 8th leading cause of death in Canada. While cases of pneumonia can range from mild to severe, seniors are much more susceptible to this disease than normal, healthy adults. If you are a caregiver for a Canada senior, it is essential to understand how to reduce the risk pneumonia in seniors, and spot the symptoms should they occur.

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Canadian Census data showed that about one-quarter (24.6%) of the population aged 65 and over now live alone. Loneliness in seniors can cause early death as often as alcoholism, obesity, and heavy smoking. This article outlines tips for caregivers to identify and assist with senior depression in their elder loved ones.

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Dental care is a critical element of healthcare for seniors and elder adults. Research shows that mouth infections may be related to heart disease, stroke, diabetes, pneumonia, and other health problems. With some simple and healthy habits, seniors can improve and maintain oral health and enjoy a smile that lasts a lifetime.

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