With many Canadians living past 80; this portion of the general population is expected to increase from 1.5 million today to 3.3 million Canadians by 2036.
Many Dementias & Chronic Health Diseases with Aging Are Preventable!
Many Dementias & Health conditions associated with aging ARE Preventable!
We all recognize that the aging process starts much earlier than the year we become a “senior.” At the Academy of Aging we understand that we have the ability to change the rate and end result.
In fact, research shows there are several precursors to chronic health diseases that can set the stage for developing memory loss with aging. These diseases include obesity, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, cardio-respiratory disease, anxiety & depression, substance abuses, some auto-immune diseases and even some cancers. Traditionally these diseases are treated pharmacologically. Unfortunately, although the pharmaceuticals do suppress many of the symptoms, they rarely correct the disease and often cause other issues.
We define healthy aging as the development and maintenance of optimal mental, social and physical well-being. Enjoying a healthy body, mind and spirit happens through the energy produced from positive lifestyle choices and for many, programs focusing on the Four Pillars of Rejuvenation.