Nursing Home Shortage Looms as Aging Baby Boomer Population Grows

According to demographic projections by Statistics Canada, the number of seniors in Canada will increase rapidly by 2031 when the youngest baby boomers will have reached age 65. By 2036, seniors will represent 23-25% of the population – a total of around 10 million seniors. The growing number of older adults in Canada will put [. . . more]

Pets Benefit Our Mental Health

A recent study conducted by researchers from the universities of Liverpool, Manchester and Southampton suggests that pets can actually alleviate mental health symptoms. The study, which was published in BMC Psychiatry in February 2018, is the first systematic review of research related to the role of companion animals and analyzes the impact of pets on [. . . more]

Regular Exercise Slows the Aging Process

Recent research shows that regularly exercising throughout one’s life can slow the aging process and prevent deterioration of the immune system. Two articles, published in March 2018 in Aging Cell by researchers from the University of Birmingham and King’s College London proved that older people who have exercised all of their lives have the immunity, [. . . more]