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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:

Prostate cancer is a growing concern for Canada’s seniors. According to the Canadian Cancer Society, prostate cancer is the most common cancer among Canadian men. It is the 3rd leading cause of death from cancer in men in Canada.

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Every year in Canada, there are over 50,000 new strokes—that’s one stroke every 10 minutes, and approximately 75% occur in those over the age of 65. This article contains signs you or your senior loved one will want to look for.

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Research has indicated that there are several ways that older adults (and those of all ages) can help reduce the risk of cognitive decline – many of which are beneficial for other aspects of the body. Encourage your aging loved ones to incorporate the following best practices into their lifestyle.

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For seniors, skin cancer prevention and sun protection is critical. According to the Canadian Skin Foundation, over 80,000 cases of skin cancer are diagnosed in Canada each year.

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Heart and Stroke Canada recommends that Canada’s seniors and elders should add muscle and bone-strengthening activities using major muscle groups at least two days per week. A sedentary (or inactive) lifestyle can negatively affect physical and emotional well-being, and can potentially increase risk of injury or development of diseases.

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