As we age we have to learn new things about ourselves - new concerns and new needs. The approach to these new prospects should be three-fold: prevention, cure and care.
Consider this page a "jumping off point". We provide you with basic information from solid sources, and links to find out more information about the issues. Links to studies and books on the information provided can be found at the bottom of the page.
If all it could take is changing a few habits to improve your quality of life better as you age, wouldn't that be worth it? We have selected out some common risks to growing older. You will probably notice that the prevention path is similar in most cases.
Osteoporosis Risk Factors
It follows, therefore, that to reduce the risks of osteoporosis cutting out some of these bad habit and increasing the nutrients in your diet are positive steps you can take. Additionally, physical exercise has a positive effect on bone mass density.
Studies concerning supplements are ongoing, and promising. If you opt to add these supplements to your diet, please check for the maximum recommended doses.
Heart Disease has many roots. The concerns expressed by Health Canada focus on the following
There are certain steps common to all causes that you can take to help reduce your risks:
Other Prevention Tips
The first step to finding treatment involves accurately identifying any issues that may be arising. If you feel you may have a particular condition, seek testing from a qualified medical practitioner for an accurate diagnosis.
NHC is not here to make claims on behalf of any particular cure. See your qualified Medical Practitioner. We will, however provide pertinent information on where you can find more information and get the help you need.
Recognizing the signs. These signs are from the Alzheimer Society of Canada's. Their website http://www.alzheimer.ca has more detailed information.
"Care" can mean taking an active role in your own health regimen or it can mean taking care of an aging loved one.
There are many organizations in your community to help you cope with the stresses of living with any of these conditions. Support groups consisting of people who have dealt with the same issues can often help guide you through the process of finding the care you need, and relate their experiences. Do not underestimate the usefulness of these groups.
Respite Care and Hospices
Sometimes you just need a break. There are organizations that help provide a care giver to come in and take over some of the responsibilities for short periods of time. Others may find that they require help on a longer term basis.
Here are a few links to help you find the type of help you need, in your area.
Send general email to email@example.com
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