These brain exercises are proven to reduce the risk of dementia 47 million people worldwide suffer from dementia. That number is expected to go up as the enormous baby boomer generation continues to age. Dementia is one of the most common causes of disability. We don’t know what causes it and beyond a few measures, there’s little one can do to prevent, slow, or stop … Read more

Senior couple fishing together in Newfoundland

The Telegram St. John’s NL PORT AU CHOIX, NL – Delbert and Stella Mailman are a team both at home and out on the water. Delbert, 78, and Stella, 75, are a married couple from Port au Choix and they have been fishing lobster and groundfish together for the last 15 years. They operate an … Read more

Senior Moments event to showcase senior’s creativity

The Reporter Port Hawkesbury L’ARDOISE: Richmond County seniors will come together to share their creativity with the public at an upcoming art and theatre showcase. The premier “Senior Moments” event on March 8 will feature the work of nearly 30 local seniors who took part in the Mind-Body-Spirit project sponsored by the Dr. Kingston Memorial … Read more

The Joyful Hearts Choir: music, memory and meaning

Hearing a group of older adults in their late 70’s to 100 years old singing old standard songs is heartwarming.  The performance becomes even more touching when you discover that many of the singers suffer from memory loss. Music is a well-known therapeutic tool, helping relieve stress and improve mood. Now the Joyful Hearts Senior … Read more

Link seen between hearing loss and dementia

Paul Taylor Globe and Mail, Toronto Question: My father is going deaf, but he refuses to wear a hearing aid. Is there any way to make him come to his senses? Answer: Your father is certainly not alone. Many older adults, especially men, resist treatment for hearing loss. Unfortunately, they may be doing themselves far more harm … Read more

Two more rural stores close

Lois Ann Dort Guysborough Journal Whether small town or big city, the closure of any business is always a blow to the people who call themselves customers. This past month has seen a number of local business closures, starting with Central Building Supply in West Cooks Cove. As Christmas drew near, news spread that both … Read more

Time for a new national Alzheimer strategy

Amherst News/Citizen Record With an aging demographic and Canadians living longer, we are confronting the reality that the numbers of seniors who will be at risk of developing dementia will further tax our already overburdened health care system in the years to come. Last month, we were reminded that the numbers will grow exponentially. The … Read more