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Restless Leg

RESTLESS LEG SYNDROME

Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) is very common for people with Parkinson’s (although it also affects people who don’t have Parkinson’s), and is seen in approximately 10 % of the population and many are not aware that they have it.

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Atypical Parkinsonisms

Atypical Parkinsonisms

Parkinson-plus disorders, also known as Atypical Parkinsonisms, are a group of diseases linked to a lack of dopamine in the brain.

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Q&A with Dr Rachel Lin

Q & A with Dr. Rachel Lin, Optometrist

You should definitely visit an optometrist as soon as possible and have your eyes examined.

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Q&A OT

Q & A on Occupational Therapy

Although the rehab poles can provide some stability, it would be important to learn how to properly use them and to ensure they are at the right height.

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7 Top Tips on Managing Urinary Incontinence

7 Top Tips to Help Manage Urinary Incontinence

There are certainly some simple life style changes and tips that can make your bladder problems improve. However, it is definitely recommended that you seek medical attention as there are specialists such as physiotherapists and specialist nurses that can alleviate your problem with holistic, conservative approaches and exercises. Your family doctor may be able to suggest some medicine that can help your bladder problem and for certain problems, even surgeries. Always start with the most conservative treatment as these alone are often very successful.

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May is Better Hearing and Speech Month

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month

Because only about 16% of physicians routinely screen for hearing loss, experts agree the best place to start is with a hearing evaluation by An Audiologist or a licensed hearing care practitioner. Specifically, a baseline hearing screening is recommended beginning at age 50, followed by annual exams starting at age 55. Hearing loss is on the rise among Baby Boomers and young people. It’s never too early to get your hearing checked, but don’t wait past age 50.

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5 Yogic Secrrets to a Good Night's Sleep

5 Yogic Secrets to a Good Night’s Sleep

Nav is a high achiever. She has lots on the go and tight deadlines to meet. She loves Chai lattes and spicy food. As much as she enjoys her busy schedule, it affects her sleep. She has a hard time falling asleep and wakes up anxious in the middle of the night unable to fall back asleep. Not getting enough sleep makes her grumpy and groggy. Not the best state of mind for a woman with plans for success. Yoga to the rescue! Here are 5 yogic secrets for Nav (and you) to get what you need – a good night’s sleep.

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What is Denture Stomatitis

Understanding Denture Stomatitis is Easier than you think

As we age, we are increasingly inundated with new risks, conditions and diagnoses. Because it is a good idea to know what types of situations create these outcomes, it’s worthwile to understand denture stomatitis (also more poetically known as thrush, a yeast or fungus of the mouth).

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Parkinson’s  What you can do to prevent and relieve constipation

Parkinson’s: What you can do to prevent and relieve constipation

For the majority of people with Parkinson’s, constipation can be a major problem. If you’re constipated, it can be caused by a variety of factors…

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The Benefits of Aquatic Exercises for Older Adults

The Benefits of Aquatic Exercises for Older Adults

Aquatic exercise is unique from traditional land exercise in that it can provide training in various fitness components, such as strength and cardiovascular training, with a minimal risk of injury. Depending on the depth of the water, the body is significantly less weight bearing than it is on land, which can reduce joint stress, decrease exercise intensity, and decrease the overall workload that the body experiences.

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