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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:

Helping Canada’s seniors understand colorectal cancer and the importance of cancer screening: studies show that nearly 60% of colorectal cancer patients are 70 years of age or older, and it’s estimated that this number will only continue to rise.

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The importance of cancer screening for Canada’s seniors and elders: Seniors over 65 years of age account for 60% of newly diagnosed cancers, and 70% of cancer-related deaths occur among seniors.

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According to Health Canada, Heart Disease is the number one killer in Canada. Seniors need to know signs of a heart attack and how to keep hearts healthy. Learn more about types of heart attacks and warning signs for senior heart problems.

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Regular eye exams are even more important as you reach your senior years. A comprehensive dilated eye exam by an optometrist or ophthalmologist (eye doctor) is necessary to find eye diseases early, when treatment to prevent vision loss proves most effective.

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Canada’s senior women must maintain their regular feminine health screenings to ensure early detection of feminine cancers. Women who have
three negative tests for cervical cancer between age 50 and 64 are considerably less likely to get the disease in the next 20 years.

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