As we age, our bodies go through a lot of changes. One of the most affected parts is the digestive system. In fact, digestion in old age can be a real challenge. Discover practical tips to improve digestion in old age. From diet adjustments to gut-supporting nutrients, these strategies promote overall well-being.
No matter how healthy we are, our body changes, and we may have trouble with joint stiffness, balance, mobility, vision, conversing, and completing tasks that we normally do every day. These difficulties are more pronounced with the presence of health problems. In these cases, rehabilitation may be necessary to maintain or improve physical, cognitive, and functional abilities. These can include physical therapy, occupational therapy, cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, and speech therapy.
Medical appointments can be overwhelming and sometimes, just a bit frightening. Depending on your health, mobility, and independence, medical appointments can require a fair amount of planning—from scheduling, to getting there on time (and likely waiting to be seen), to the actual appointment and thereafter.
Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men worldwide and is the fifth leading cancer cause of death. Although it can be asymptomatic at an early stage, many cases can have a slow, indolent course that may not require surgery but only active surveillance and frequent followup. Read more about the risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment of prostate cancer.
British Columbia is an amazing place for retirees, given the temperate weather and beautiful scenery. Another reason is that there is a robust health care program in place to ensure that there are available health services for the elderly population. In this article, we talk about the many possible options available for you or your loved one.
Vancouver and its surrounding cities in the lower mainland are known for its natural beauty, diversity in culture, and food. In addition, most cities have made their locale a welcoming place for elderly people, making this part of the province an ideal place for the aging population and retirees. Taking into account an older person’s health and stamina, there are still several options for places to visit, things to do (aside from hobbies!), and have lots of fun.