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Senior Health Articles

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that the Zostavax® vaccine reduces the risk of developing shingles for seniors and elders by 51%. It’s also noted that the vaccine also reduces PHN risk by 67%.

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According to Consumer Reports, studies indicate that not being able to drive can increase one’s mortality risk and chances of suffering from depression. In this article, we discuss steps for keeping senior and elder drivers safe in Canada.

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The importance of respite care options for Canada’s seniors and their caregivers: according to the 2012 GSS, at some point in their lives, 46% of Canadians had provided some type of care to a family member or friend with a long-term health condition, disability or aging needs.

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Diabetic eye diseases affecting Canada’s seniors: it’s estimated that 90% of seniors and elders with type 1 diabetes will be affected by diabetic retinopathy, and 19% of new cases of diabetes-related blindness occur in those 45-64 years of age.

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Alzheimer’s is considered a form of dementia, a group of symptoms associated with the loss of cognitive and behavioral functioning, which ultimately interfere with daily life. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, since 2000, heart disease-related deaths have decreased 14%, while Alzheimer’s-related deaths have increased 89%.

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