Canadian Scientist Honoured with International Award for Diabetic Research

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Dr. Daniel Drucker’s incredible contributions towards diabetic research earned him the 2021 Canada Gairdner International Award. His findings over the years have proven instrumental in not only better understanding diabetes and obesity, but also how best to approach treating it. Today, let’s explore the fundamentals of those findings as well as his most recent endeavors.

Our Guide to Senior Care During the Winter Months

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Santa Claus may be coming to town, but so is the cold weather, snow, and ice – sorry to be the bearer of bad news! This is a time of year that can be difficult for seniors in need of companionship and proper, quality caregiving services. At Choice Homecare Ottawa, we know how important it is to implement special procedures to keep such individuals in good spirits and optimal health. Here are our top tips.

Mobility and Quality of Life: Why the Two Go Hand-in-Hand

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Being able to get around and move freely is necessary for an independent lifestyle, and nobody cherishes it more than those who have had to recover their mobility due to an illness. Some never fully regain the level of control they had before, making for new daily challenges and struggles. Today, let’s explore some key reasons why maintaining control over mobility can lead to a higher quality of life. 

How to Improve your Loved One’s Cognitive Skills

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It’s common to experience a mental decline or memory loss as you get older or as a result of dementia or Alzheimer’s. Therefore, it’s essential to find ways to help keep the minds of older loved ones stimulated and engaged so their brains can remain active and healthy. Here are some useful activities to keep your loved one mentally agile.

Healthy Aging: How to Get More Restful Sleep

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If you feel exhausted when you wake up in the morning, odds are that you’re not getting the good night’s sleep you need. As you get older, sleep can become more challenging, especially if you have a condition such as sleep apnea or Alzheimer’s disease. Here are some quick tips that will help seniors get that restful sleep you’ve been (day) dreaming about.