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April is Parkinson's awareness month.

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April is Parkinson's awareness month.

Parkinson’s is a neurodegenerative disease most commonly characterized by tremors, slowness and stiffness, impaired balance, and rigidity of the muscles. This can cause a huge disruption to everyday life.  Adapting environment can make everyday tasks easier and allows people with Parkinson's Disease to remain independent much longer. This includes things like: Dining aids Dressing aids Fall prevention  Bathing aids Medication reminders Mobility aids Dexterity aids Liftware Liftware's stabilizing handle and selection of attachments are designed to help people with hand tremor (which may be related to Parkinson's Disease or essential tremor) retain dignity, confidence, and independence.  Liftware Steady electronically stabilizes so...

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Common Myths Surrounding Alzheimer's Disease

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Common Myths Surrounding Alzheimer's Disease

When the term “Alzheimer’s disease” is heard, forgetfulness is the first impression that comes to mind. While memory loss is one of the main symptoms of the illness, there are other assumptions commonly made about the disease. Below are some of the most common Alzheimer’s myths debunked.  Myth #1: Only older people get Alzheimer’s.It is true that Alzheimer’s disease generally affects those over 65 years old, as age is the greatest risk factor for the disease. However, Younger-onset Alzheimer’s (or early-onset), affects individuals under the age of 65, impacting 1 in every 1000 people under the age of 65 in...

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Guide to Heart Health

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Guide to Heart Health

What is Blood Pressure? Blood pressure is the force of blood being pushed against the walls of blood vessels in the circulatory system. High blood pressure means that there is too much pressure in these vessels. Over time, high blood pressure (referred to as Hypertension) can damage blood vessel walls and promote the buildup of fatty plaque. This buildup can narrow and eventually block arteries, straining and weakening your heart. About 25% of Canadians have high blood pressure.  What Does this mean ?As we age our blood vessels narrow and harden. "Atherosclerosis" is a common condition in which plaque, made...

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Facts About Depression For Older Adults

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Facts About Depression For Older Adults

Depression is more than having a bad day or feeling a little “blue.” Depression can be described as feelings of sadness, hopelessness and a loss of interest or pleasure in things you usually like to do. You might be worried about depression if you’ve felt this way for a couple of weeks or longer. Depression is the most common mental health problem in older adults. Although common, it is not a normal consequence of aging. Depression in later life is an illness that can be treated. [CCSMH]  Depression should not be seen as the unavoidable fate of older age. Still...

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