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Biting Midge

Travel: As the Boy Scouts Say, Be Prepared

Have you ever heard of the biting midge? No? How about no-see-ums? I have, though I really, really wish that I had not. You may or may not know that Henry Ford and Thomas Edison were great friends, who wintered...

Are elderly drivers at a greater risk for the roads?

Are elderly drivers at a greater risk for the roads and should they be prohibited from driving? New study says “No.”

CBC News presented the story of 94-year-old Peggy Ellison, a resident of Tottenham, ON that, after 70 years of driving, got her driver’s license suspended. Her mistake: she was driving too slowly on the highway...

Dementia and The Power of Music

Dementia and The Power of Music

In his book, Musicophilia [1], the Neurologist Dr. Oliver Sacks discusses the power of music in people with dementia. The response to music is, particularly, preserved, even in the most...

Caregiver burden: what to do when a loved one has dementia

Caregiver burden: what to do when a loved one has dementia

Pat M. Irwin helps us to understand the stages of grief one may go through when a family member develops dementia, discussing how to better cope with such a sensitive situation: "I ...

The Time to Move to an Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Facility: how to make it a smooth transition

If moving to another home can be challenging for most people, it becomes especially difficult for people with Alzheimer’s and other dementia conditions. Changing homes means an impact to the routine and a need...

Alex Baumann – a Canadian swimming legend now the father of a swimmer contender

Alex Baumann – a Canadian swimming legend now the father of a swimmer contender

SeniorsZen would like to wish good luck to Team Canada sharing the inspiring story of Canadian Swimmer Alex Baumann, who overcame an injury and two tragedies and won 2 Gold Medals in 1984 and now watches his son...

Is it too late to get a tattoo?

Is it too late to get a tattoo?

You know those plans and desires you nurture when you are younger and then, for many reasons, time goes by you never get to them, until it becomes too late to implement them? Well, getting a tattoo doesn’t have...

Self-care

Self-Care: Taking Good Care of Yourself

July 24th is the International Self-care Awareness Day and SeniorsZen brings practical and easy to implement tips that will help you in achieving those year-end resolutions that are the hardest to come out of paper...

Summer is here, enjoy in moderation!

Summer is here, enjoy in moderation!

Recommendations for elders and caregivers to reduce the risk of heat-related illnesses

We all know that hot weather can be dangerous. For older adults, the risk increases significantly for a...

Aging and Ageism

Aging and Ageism - An interview with Thomas Sturge

"Well, family is that way. I have a wonderful daughter, I love her like crazy, but when she comes to see me, she almost starts to treat me like if I am a kid. She's doing it from her heart, but she ends...

BEST BEFORE 4 MAR 1970

BEST BEFORE 4 MAR 1970: A Take on Ageism, Independence and Choice in Retirement Communities

Old people do not think clearly, cannot learn new things, do not enjoy sex, contribute to my community, nor have responsible jobs. They cannot drive, are in poor health and need help in getting around freely.

June 15th is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

June 15th is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Mother of three children, 78 years old Sarah Peters was a healthy and active widow, until the day she accidentally fell at home while taking a shower. A broken leg was just the beginning of bad tidings to come.

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