Tag: Health


Darce Fardy – Pessimism is sometimes hard to avoid

As it was going to print I was told I had dementia. It was noted in the last pages of the book. And there I was with an uncertain future for me and Dorothea and my wonderful family. If my dementia is not showing improvement then it must be deteriorating. But it doesn’t feel like […]

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FARDY: Forgetting is a central fact of life for me

Pleasant diversions are a wonderful antidote for dementia. I had them in spades recently. Son Peter and and wife Carol invited Dorothea, daughter Donna and me to a no expense flight to Toronto and tickets to see Come From Away, that wonderful stage show recognizing the hospitality the people of Gander, N.L., provided to airline […]

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Seniors and Aging – Osteoarthritis

The Issue Osteoarthritis is caused by the wearing down of cartilage in the joints of the body, causing varying degrees of pain, stiffness and swelling. A majority of Canadians will be affected by it by age 70. However, there are prevention and coping strategies that can help seniors with the disease remain active and enjoy […]

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Tips to survive a heat wave

(NC) Most of us enjoy everything our short summers have to offer. But a heat wave can make even the biggest warm-weather enthusiasts long for winter. Stay cool and comfortable with these tips from Health Canada. Understand heat illnesses. Hot temperatures can be dangerous and lead to heat illnesses such as heat exhaustion, heat fainting, heat […]

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Seniors and Aging – Vision Care

The Issue As people get older, it is normal for their vision to change. However, there are steps you can take to preserve your eyesight and improve your vision – an important part of staying safe and independent. Background The effects of aging on vision can range from mildly irritating changes to serious eye diseases. […]

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