Helpful Links For PEI Seniors (National/International)
Mesothelioma – Visit the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance for comprehensive information about asbestos cancer. Learn more about causes, symptoms, and treatment options for this disease.
A wide variety of articles concerning the health of seniors. Updated frequently so this site is quite current in its information.
A wealth of information about Alzheimer’s disease, including what to do, how to get help 10 warnings signs, myths of Alzheimer’s disease, common questions and much more.
A public service website containing self-test questionnaires, information about the causes of anxiety and depression, treatments and relapse prevention strategies as well as new coping skills.
Troubled sleep, insomnia, and oversleeping are classic symptoms of clinical depression. While not all depressed people have sleep disorders, many do. When evaluating patients for depression, doctors typically ask about sleep patterns as part of the diagnosis. This website examines the relationship between depression and sleep disorders.
Facts and statistics on a wide variety of forms of anxiety and depression along with recommendations for finding help, living and thriving and taking action.
– Drugwatch.com is a comprehensive Web site featuring extensive information about medications, drug interactions, and drug side effects. (U.S. Based Website)
Please note: There are important differences in drug availability and regulation between different countries.These should be taken into account when viewing non-Canadian websites. For example, a drug recall in one country may not apply in another, or a drug approved for use in one country may not be approved in another.Also, information obtained from any website should not be a substitute for informed medical advice.The best source of information is a medical professional such as a pharmacist or doctor. Caution is advised.
Health Canada’s “Just For You” pages for seniors. Provides information designed to promote healthy living for seniors on topics such as abuse and self neglect, medication, mental health, oral health, safety, etc.
Information on injury prevention for seniors with provisions for ordering information, guides, factsheets, posters and a CD. The site also has various links to topics that would be of interest to seniors or those assisting seniors such as ‘Aging & Seniors.
Information about Federal Government benefits for seniors.
The Canadian Virtual Hospice provides support and personalized information about palliative and end-of-life care, loss and bereavement to patients, family members, health care providers, researchers and educators.
Information on funding support for projects assisting seniors.
Services Canada information for seniors about the Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security and various government services for seniors.
A Federal Government website dedicated to providing information for Canadian Seniors. Included are sections on information and services, government news releases, information for caregivers, access to government forms and publications, among others.
An organization dedicated to presenting senior’s viewpoints on a wide variety of social issues concerning seniors. Although based in Ontario, many of the issues are of concern to seniors across the country.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is arguably the best way to address insomnia because it does not use medicines and can, if done right and the patient sticks with it, lead to long-lasting elimination of insomnia. The therapy does not work for everyone, and it is expensive and time-consuming, but for many who have tried it CBT has made a tremendous impact in providing lasting relief.
A ‘How To’ Blog on finding and creating activities for seniors with links to similar articles such as ‘How to Make Friends as a Senior Citizen’ or even ‘How to Give a Senior Table Massage’. (U.S. Based Website)
Regardless of how fit you are, regular exercise provides plenty of benefits for seniors, including improved memory, greater physical capacity and better overall quality of life. A circuit training workout specifically can increase strength, reduce muscle atrophy, develop balance and improve cardiovascular health.
Canada Revenue Website (Government of Canada), with tips about protecting oneself from many types of fraud, including credit card fraud and identity fraud. There are also steps to take if you have been a victim of fraud.