Age-related diseases: urinary incontinence

This blog is the ninth part of a new series that builds upon a previous blog that discussed common chronic diseases for seniors. The ninth blog will focus on urinary incontinence. Urinary incontinence is a common condition that causes people the unintentionally pass urine. It is also known as the loss of bladder control. There […]

Age-related diseases: inflammatory bowel disease

This blog is the eighth part of a new series that builds upon a previous blog that discussed common chronic diseases for seniors. The eighth blog will focus on inflammatory bowel disease. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a term that refers to two conditions: Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract […]

Age-related diseases: osteoarthritis

This blog is the seventh part of a new series that builds upon a previous blog that discussed common chronic diseases for seniors. The seventh blog will focus on osteoarthritis. As the most common form of arthritis, osteoarthritis affects millions of people worldwide. It is a degenerative joint condition that causes swelling, stiffness, and pain. […]

Age-related diseases: cardiovascular disease

This blog is the sixth part of a new series that builds upon a previous blog that discussed common chronic diseases for seniors. The sixth blog will focus on cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide and affects roughly 1 in 12 Canadians aged 20 and older. It is a group […]

Age-related diseases: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

This blog is the fifth part of a new series that builds upon a previous blog that discussed common chronic diseases for seniors. The fifth blog will focus on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) refers to a group of diseases that block airflow from the lungs. They include emphysema and chronic […]

Age-related diseases: Parkinson’s disease

This blog is the fourth part of a new series that builds upon a previous blog that discussed common chronic diseases for seniors. The fourth blog will focus on Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological disorder that involves mental dysfunction and motor abnormalities. The most common problems are abnormal walking, poor balance, and […]

Age-related diseases: depression

This blog is the third part of a new series that builds upon a previous blog that discussed common chronic diseases for seniors. The third blog will focus on depression. Depression is classified as a mood disorder that affects roughly 280 million people worldwide. A persistent feeling of sadness or a loss of interest in […]

Age-related diseases: chronic kidney disease

This blog is the second part of a new series that builds upon a previous blog that discussed common chronic diseases for seniors. The second blog will focus on chronic kidney disease. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a condition that involves a gradual loss of kidney function over time. The kidneys are responsible for removing […]

Age-related diseases: hypercholesterolemia

This blog is the first part of a new series that builds upon a previous blog that discussed common chronic diseases for seniors. The first blog will focus on hypercholesterolemia. Hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol) is characterized by an excess of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) found in the bloodstream. LDL is bad cholesterol whereas high-density lipoprotein (HDL) is […]

An overview of Boom Health services

Boom Health is an all-in-one caregiving app that takes the stress out of organizing care. You can find reliable, certified, and friendly caregivers to help care for your loved ones. Boom’s caregiving services include nursing care, personal care and support, escort or companion services, elder care to support aging at home, light housekeeping, workplace nursing […]