5 Oct
Wellness & Healthy Aging

Reflections on a Growing Season

It was another atypical gardening season with a lot of planting being driven by what was on hand. To ensure I had seeds, they were ordered online in the fall. The spring plant browsing at the garden centre didn’t happen....

13 Sep
Wellness & Healthy Aging

Danger of addiction in older adults

Substance abuse is an often neglected topic when it comes to older adults.

When we think of something like alcoholism, we might imagine a young individual participating in binge drinking in post-secondary institutions or while managing a high-stress job.

But substance dependency...

27 Aug
Wellness & Healthy Aging

Can cannabis help with arthritis?

An interdisciplinary team of researchers at the University of Alberta will develop a cannabis use decision tool for the estimated 20 per cent of Canadians who live with arthritis, thanks to a $300,000 award from Alberta Innovates.

People with arthritis are...

24 Jun
Wellness & Healthy Aging

Finding a Balance with Qigong

What is qigong (pronounced Chi-gong)? Qigong is an ancient Chinese practice of meditation and movements used to balance your body’s energy. The practice of qigong works to activate acupressure points, meridian points and organ systems through general or targeted movements,...

10 Jun
Wellness & Healthy Aging

Pandemic’s impact on dementia caregivers

COVID-19 sent the lives of every Albertan into upheaval.

But a recent study performed by the University of Calgary has revealed the extra burden that was placed on those caregiving for people living with dementia.

The findings report a significant increase in...

3 Jun
Wellness & Healthy Aging

What we can learn through disagreements

You don’t have to venture far to find a difference in opinions. It’s everywhere.

You may have found yourself having disagreements with loved ones, friends, co-workers and even those elected to lead us. Often disagreements are viewed in a negative light,...

20 May
Wellness & Healthy Aging

Early spring blooming

When a person thinks of a garden, typically the summer garden is what is pictured in the mind — a beautiful yard with lush green lawns, fully leafed-out trees and shrubs, and mature perennial plants and containers of annuals adding...

15 Apr
Opinion | Wellness & Healthy Aging

A grocery conundrum

I was low on the staples — bread, milk, eggs and the like — so it was time to go shopping. There was a time when I disliked this chore but because of these isolationist days, grocery shopping has become...