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World Kidney Day – An Important Reminder About Kidney Health

It’s the second Thursday of March which means it’s time for World Kidney Day. What may seem like an odd topic to celebrate is actually an important reminder to include our kidneys in our health journey. According to the team behind the global campaign, “World Kidney Day aims to raise awareness of the importance of our kidneys to our overall health and to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health problems worldwide.” (WorldKidneyDay.org) What is Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)? The International Society of Nephrology (ISN) [...]

It’s World Kidney Day – Here are 8 Rules to Reduce the Risk of Developing Kidney Disease

Did you know that kidney disease affects around 850 million people worldwide? According to the International Society of Nephrology, an organization dedicated to advancing worldwide kidney health, one in every ten adults has chronic kidney disease (CKD). Even more so, the global burden of CKD is increasing and is projected to become the 5th most common cause of years of life lost globally by 2040. (World Kidney Day) Prevention and Awareness While these statistics are shocking, we can change their course. Unlike other chronic illnesses, kidney disease can be [...]

7 Benefits of Pets for Seniors

Pets are a wonderful addition to many lives and seniors are no exception! Our older loved ones can benefit, in many ways, from either living with, or getting to visit a pet frequently. As people age, they can begin to feel lonely due to the loss of friends and family or living far away from loved ones. However, about 88% of seniors reported that pets make life more enjoyable. Seniors who have pets or therapy animals can fight loneliness and improve their wellbeing. It can also become difficult for seniors to [...]

Keeping active as a senior

It’s important that as we get older, we try to stay fit and healthy. If possible, exercise should be undertaken regularly. Keeping active can help keep us from declining as we age and is great for the body, mind, and soul. From helping us stay or improve mobility, to enhancing our mood, to increasing our social calendar, keeping active is essential for all of us, but especially our elderly loved ones. As we age though, we may not be able to enjoy the same sports and exercise that we did when [...]