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15 Reasons You Need to Try a Low Sodium Diet (and the Trick to Beating Those Salt Cravings)
Did you know that you have five different taste receptors? They are salty, sweet, bitter, sour and umami (savory). The first two are the ones that can cause health concerns. Salty and sweet cravings can be easily triggered.
Heartfelt stories from Canadians about the reality of caring for an aging loved one.See all
An Extraordinary Man
He is a wonderful being, a dedicated and generous man. Everything he did had to be perfect.
He's an Artist. A Musician. A Dreamer
Before my mom died, we couldn’t really tell if there was anything other than normal aging happening to my Dad. Well, yes, but no… it was hard to tell at first because my Dad is so easy going. He never stressed about anything, he never complained.
Smart insights into the world of aging and care.See all
New Research Suggests Alzheimer’s Starts Outside of the Brain
Learn how studies indicate that the whole body impacts a healthy brain and one’s susceptibility to Alzheimer’s
Smart and simple advice on how to navigate the aging process.See all
Coping with Each Stage of Dementia
Many people with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia can live at home for many years, especially in a household with support from family or private caregivers who can ensure their safety and take care of things like cooking and general household chores. Yet the behaviors that emerge when someone has dementia can frighten or offend people who have never been around someone with dementia or who are not adequately prepared beforehand.
Are you feeling SAD? Learn more about Seasonal Affective Disorder!
Winter months can be rough on most however, this is particularly true for older adults. With a decrease in sunlight and an increase in extreme cold weather, older adults are more at risk for falls and are more likely to be socially isolated in the colder months. Due to snowy and icy conditions, leaving home becomes more difficult and strenuous.
Juggling Your Loved One’s Independence and Safety — at the Same Time
Help your parents stay safe at home while maintaining their independence
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