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Closing the Gap in the Community

Posted by Closing The Gap on Dec 1, 2016 at 1:02 PM

Closing the Gap in the Community

It’s been quite a busy month for Closing the Gap. In November, we travelled as far as Vancouver to take part in healthcare conferences to learn about exciting developments and engage with the healthcare community. Here are some highlights:

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Topics: Aging Well: Play to Win, HealthAchieve, Workshops, Family Medicine Forum, Health Conferences, CloudDX

Fall Prevention Month

Posted by Closing The Gap on Nov 17, 2016 at 12:20 PM

Did You Know it’s Fall Prevention Month in Ontario?

True, it’s not something to have a party for. But what we should be happy about is the growing awareness of the effect of falls on the elderly. In order to celebrate the second year of Fall Prevention Month, we have assembled some helpful information about how you can prevent a slip and fall.

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Topics: Fall Prevention Month, prevention, nutrition, elderly, hazards, health

Staying Positive as We Age

Posted by Closing The Gap on Oct 27, 2016 at 12:00 AM

As we get older, it’s no secret that we’ll begin to notice changes in our bodies. You might hear your father groaning about his joints never being the same after he hit the big 60 mark, or your older neighbour finding it more and more difficult to manage the gardening in the backyard. Thankfully, you really can age gracefully, but there are healthy tips to follow to ensure that old age treats you well and you stay positive in the process.

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Healthy Aging and Reducing the Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted by Closing The Gap on Sep 22, 2016 at 7:00 AM

Alzheimer’s disease is an illness that affects the whole family, and it is utterly devastating. The person you once knew might be completely different or they may look you over with glassy eyes, struggling to remember what used to be so familiar to them. However, it’s time to take action in our own lives and use these lifelong tips to lead a healthier, happier life, while avoiding Alzheimer’s disease entirely. According to the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada there are seven risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease: diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, smoking, depression, cognitive inactivity or low education, and physical inactivity.

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3 Back-to-School Health Tips

Posted by Closing The Gap on Sep 8, 2016 at 8:00 AM

Back-to-school can be a difficult time for most kids. Maybe they’re accustomed to being in summer camp throughout the warm summer months, playing with friends, or eating candy until the sugar rush dies outside, but getting back into a routine is certainly no walk in the park. It can be stressful for parents too, as they need to begin waking up their kids for school every morning, ensuring their kids’ lunches are properly packed and prepared for school, while taking care of their own health in the process. All of these tasks might take their toll on any parent, and the start of the school year might turn out creating more stress and anxiety, affecting everyone’s health in the process.

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Strategies to Encourage a More Family-Centered Approach to Healthcare

Posted by Closing The Gap on Aug 25, 2016 at 9:30 AM

To understand family-centered care, first you have to understand the definition of “family.” According to the Institute for Patient and Family Centered Care, the word “family” refers to two or more persons who are related in any way—biologically, legally, or emotionally. Patients and families define their families.

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It's Time to Embrace Family-Centered Care

Posted by Closing The Gap on Aug 18, 2016 at 9:30 AM

When parents grow older, life can become a balancing act. Nobody sets down a guide at your feet outlining everything you must do for your parents as they grow older. This lack of support and confusion leads to stress, possibly your own health issues, and an overall sense of unease.

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The Flu Virus and Ways to Prevent It

Posted by Closing The Gap on Jul 21, 2016 at 12:00 AM

The “flu” virus, or influenza, is commonly caused by viruses that attack the respiratory tract. The symptoms usually include a fever, cough, sore throat, muscle aches, fatigue, etc., and most people recover from the flu within two weeks. However, some people can develop pneumonia and other life-threatening illnesses as a result of the flu. It’s for this reason that the flu shot can be a good idea for those at risk including: pregnant women, the elderly, young children and people who have chronic health issues. It is best to consult with a doctor to determine your options, and Closing the Gap Healthcare can help.

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The Importance of Nutrition in Your Daily Life

Posted by Closing The Gap on Jul 13, 2016 at 4:14 PM

Throughout our lives in the millennium, we are exposed to a plethora of foods, drinks, and snacks. It’s difficult to pass by the snacks that we’re craving and move into the produce section, but healthy eating plays a huge role in our mental and physical health. It’s worth looking into our cupboards, fridges, and drawers, while being honest with the decisions we’re making as far as healthy eating goes.

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Recognizing Speech and Language Deficiencies in Your Child: Where do You Go from Here?

Posted by Closing The Gap on Jun 21, 2016 at 12:00 AM

A normal day for you might look something like this:

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