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.
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.
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.
Ah, retirement. After decades of hard work and saving up, now you can sit back and spend glorious days of rest and relaxation, with a lot of free time to do whatever you want. Some people may find that without a job, the sudden amount of free time can be staggering. It can be certainly be boring, but it doesn’t have to be! There are so many possible hobbies and activities to do, depending on your interest, personality, and preferences.
Anti-hypertensives, anti-hyperglycemic agents, medications for increased blood cholesterol, pain relievers… There are many diseases that age predisposes to. As such, it is no surprise that elderly people, especially those with chronic illnesses, have a lot of maintenance medications. This can have a number of possible negative consequences. Managing medications may be daunting, but effective management is key to you and your loved one’s independence and quality of life.
Age-related changes in the eye can be inconvenient or can result in vision loss. Because prevention is always better than cure, it is important that you are aware of these conditions and that you consult your eye doctor at the first instance of eye trouble. Regular eye exams should also be completed to maximize early detection of these conditions.