What are the 5 biggest home health risks for seniors?

Falls are a leading cause of death and injury among seniors in the United States and Canada, with some studies estimating that people aged 65 and older are nine times more likely to fall than their younger counterparts, and as many as 80 per cent will have a serious fall over the course of their lifetime.

While falls have gained widespread attention among senior health advocates, the danger remains unabated, but there are ways to identify the biggest risks to seniors.

Top tips for recovering from a stroke

Strokes come in all different sizes. Some are so minor they aren't even noticed, and are only evident via brain imaging technology. Others are so severe they cause complete physical and mental impairment, or are fatal. Recovery can take a long time and requires a tremendous amount of patience and care.

The majority of strokes are called ischemic strokes and occur when arteries in the brain become narrowed and/or clogged, which reduces blood flow to the brain.

How to Communicate with Your Elderly Parent's Doctor

If you're beginning to feel like your parents aren't telling you the whole health story, or that they aren't able to keep up with everything the doctors say, it may be time for you to take a more active role in their regular doctor's visits.

While most doctors do their very best to provide excellent care for their patients, it's also true that patients who are willing to be their own advocates often get the most attention.

This is especially true for elderly patients.

Will humans ever live to a thousand years old?

Right now, the human race is experiencing the longest average life expectancies ever recorded. Based on world averages, a baby born today can expect to live to nearly 70 years old. If that doesn’t sound particularly impressive to a Canadian or American audience, perhaps this statistic might: in the middle ages, a baby born in the developed world could expect to live to, on average, about 30 years old.