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Stroke is a disease where blood flow to the brain is stopped. The areas of the brain that are affected get damaged or die, which leads to the symptoms a stroke causes. Palliative care can help explain whether your symptoms will be permanent or will improve over time, as well as helping you to treat your symptoms. Read this resource to learn more.
Sickle cell anemia is a condition that affects red blood cells. The red blood cells become sickle-shaped which prevents oxygen from flowing properly throughout the body, which leads to inflammation and pain. Palliative care can help you manage your symptoms and deal with the emotions related to living with a chronic illness. Read this resource to learn more.
Pulmonary fibrosis is disease where the lungs become scarred and breathing becomes difficult. Treatments involve medications and oxygen therpay to make breathing and sleeping easier. Palliative care can help you to treat the symptoms of pulmonary fibrosis and provide you with support. Read this resource to learn more.
Hamilton, ON - April 23, 2021
Like your heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature, and rate of breathing, walking speed may be an important new vital sign.
Learn more about what walking speed is, how it changes as we age, how to measure it, and what steps you can take to increase it to improve your mobility and overall health with our new 15-minute interactive lesson.
Are you interested in learning how to reduce your risk of developing dementia? Learn six ways to promote brain health to optimize your physical mobility and social activity in the future with our free online interactive lesson.
Do you or someone you care for have osteoarthritis of the hip or knee? Learn how to best manage this condition through exercise and weight management.
Hamilton, ON - April 8, 2020
We are committed to supporting the healthy aging of Canada’s older adult population by highlighting ways to stay active and engaged while practicing physical distancing during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Explore some of our latest content and continue to check back as new content is added weekly.