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Is Dementia Preventable?

Is Dementia Preventable?

We are constantly inundated with media telling us what to eat, how to exercise and which vitamins to take in order to prevent a plethora of diseases. Prevention (including regular exercise, avoiding smoking, eating healthy foods and controlling your blood pressure) is certainly a key factor in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Read more about our thoughts on prevention here. However, there are some diseases that remain a mystery, and we must try to manage as best as we can. One of these diseases is dementia. If you or your loved one has been diagnosed as having dementia, we know that it can be scary to face an uncertain future. Learn more about dementia from the Alzheimer Society Canada   New challenges will force you to adapt to your new reality. Speaking may become difficult, and you may not be able to participate in life as you have become accustomed to doing. Resources for dealing with Dementia We know that scientists have been researching the cause of dementia, and hopefully a cure. There is no conclusive treatment for the disease, but we can educate ourselves. We can learn how to take care of our bodies and adapt to changing needs. In the meantime, we’ve compiled some resources for you and your family to use. They may be helpful to you, and of course we always offer them as suggestions (not as substitutes for your healthcare professional’s opinion.)   Cognitive exercises Train your brain: exercises to help your cognitive abilities There are so many puzzles and games you can use to help keep your brain sharp. Retire-At-Home also offers Fit Minds...
Tips on How to Help Prevent Sports Injuries

Tips on How to Help Prevent Sports Injuries

It’s officially Spring! (even though you may be wondering why there’s snow in the photo above, read on to find out.) March is giving us some mixed signals, and there’s really just one thought we’ve had consistently: we’re closer to Spring than we are to Winter! We want to talk about sports injuries because they can happen to anyone, and changing weather conditions can create some hazards in addition to the risks already present. We hope you all enjoyed the great Canadian outdoors this past season. Let’s talk about how much fun Canadians have during the winter. Whether you’re a thrill-seeker or a nature enthusiast (or both!) there’s no shortage of choices for anyone who loves being outside.  You’ll notice that the list below includes sports that present risk for injury, and you may have already sustained one recently. hockey hiking skiing snowboarding snowmobiling snowshoeing tobogganing ice fishing dog sledding ice skating Common injuries and risks You can often resolve minor injuries like scrapes or small bruises by getting immediate first aid treatment.  When you’re more gravely injured, you’ll likely need to go to a hospital or urgent care center.  Some wounds or trauma are serious enough to warrant hospitalization. Groin strains Knees: torn or strained ACL tendon Shoulder: using your arms to break a fall can cause injury to your rotator cuff and/or tendons Concussion Frostbite Hypothermia Tips to help prevent injuries Our team at Retire-At-Home Halton leads an active lifestyle because we know that getting regular exercise not only makes us healthier, it can also reduce depression. Any physical activity poses varying levels of risk, so it’s...
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