Managing Dementia

As we grow older, dementia is something we typically encounter. Dementia is a neurodegenerative disease that is progressive and irreversible. Dementia involves alterations in the brain which has an impact on various cognitive abilities as the neurons which transmit signals within the brain and body is prevented from working resulting in limited memory, language skills, visualContinue reading “Managing Dementia”

Men’s Mental Health Awareness

Mental health is a big aspect of our lives that many individuals do not consider. As with the pandemic, mental health has had a larger focus. In particular, mental health tends to be attributed to women, but for men it is seen as a silent crisis. For men, there is a higher prevalence in suicideContinue reading “Men’s Mental Health Awareness”

Managing Thyroid Disease

The different forms of thyroid disease can affect 1 in 10 Canadians as about 50% of the population may even be undiagnosed. The thyroid is an organ found in the neck which takes a butterfly shape that aids to produce the various hormones your body needs. The vast conditions occur due to the thyroid glandContinue reading “Managing Thyroid Disease”

Supporting Seniors’ Physical Activity

As the baby boomers are a large part of the aging population, it is important to be physically active to enhance one’s physical, mental and social health and can even to reduce the onset of dementia. It is recommended to exercise for 150 minutes a week such as completing 30 minutes of exercise 5 times aContinue reading “Supporting Seniors’ Physical Activity”

Learning to Read Blood Pressure and Treat Hypertension

Hypertension is also known as high blood pressure which can result in damage to your blood vessels, heart and kidneys. Hypertension is one of the leading preventable causes of death which can lead an individual to face heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and dementia. In Canada, roughly 7.2 million people have hypertension while about 7.5Continue reading “Learning to Read Blood Pressure and Treat Hypertension”

Breaking the Silence in Mental Health

When people hear mental health, many people being to think of depression, disorders or psychiatry but these words are often related to mental illness. Many people use mental health and mental illness interchangeably. Mental illness is often related to the disturbances an individual experiences through their thoughts, feelings and perception that impair an individual’s dailyContinue reading “Breaking the Silence in Mental Health”

Managing Different Forms of Depression

Depression is one of the most common mental disorders and yet the most treatable one. It is estimated that 1 in 4 Canadians faces a depression that is severe enough to require treatment. It is important to understand that sadness or grief are normal reactions that occur within an individual as its part of anContinue reading “Managing Different Forms of Depression”

Hemophilia Awareness

Hemophilia is a form of inherited bleeding disorder which occurs when the blood is unable to clot sufficiently resulting in continuous bleeding. This occurs due to an individual having a low number of clotting factors which can lead to serious health problems. People with hemophilia either have low levels of factor VII or factor IX.Continue reading “Hemophilia Awareness”