Facing Healthcare Challenges During the Pandemic By Medha Saraiya, RPN and CEO of ConnexHealth January 20th, 2021 The last few months have brought forward a unique set of challenges for many of us. As a healthcare worker, I am not only concerned about the physical and mental wellbeing of
Elder Abuse Awareness Day By Medha Saraiya June 15 About 1 in 6 people 60 years and older experienced some form of #abuse in community settings. Abuse on #elders goes farther than just physical abuse. Here are some different forms of elder abuse: Physical: Slapping, hitting bruising and
Dietary Implications for Reducing Men’s Health Risks By Medha Saraiya June 17 Last week, we spoke about the most common conditions affecting men’s heart disease, prostate, testicular, and colon cancer, and osteoporosis later in life. Risk factors for heart disease include: High blood cholesterol levels High blood pressure
Cognitive Activities and Brain Exercises for Seniors By Medha Saraiya March 11 It’s just as important to keep our brain active as it is our body. Physical exercises improve out heart, muscles and movement, and mental exercises play an important role in strengthening and maintaining overall brain functions.
Caring for Caregivers By Medha Saraiya, RPN and CEO of ConnexHealth January 21st, 2021 According to Webster Dictionary, a caregiver is defined as, ‘a person who provides direct care (as for children, elderly people, or the chronically ill)’ Caregivers provide up to 75% of patient care which includes
Caregiving in the Community By Jannette Lumley, International Student Recruitment, City College February 11th, 2021 Evidently, more and more healthcare professionals who are providing care to individuals in need are becoming susceptible victims of circumstances within the healthcare industry. Professionals in the healthcare industry face many challenges such as:
Brain Injury Awareness By Medha Saraiya June 29 Whether it is slip and fall, or a motor vehicle collision or knocked unconscious while playing hockey, in a split second everything can change because of a brain injury. While not all head traumas will lead to permanent impairment, even a
Autism and Awareness By Medha Saraiya April 13 What is Autism? Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder affecting the brain. A child with autism may experience challenges with social skills, making eye contact, repetitive behaviours, and trouble with speech. Autism is also known as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The
Alzheimers and Depression By Medha Saraiya, RPN and CEO of ConnexHealth January 28th, 2021 Today being the #BellLetsTalk day, I wanted to talk about depression and its impact on individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and Dementia. The Pandemic and lockdown have had a negative impact on the mental health
5 Best Foods to Support Brain Health By Medha Saraiya March 25 Avocados 🥑: The healthy fats in avocados support healthy blood flow, which in turn support healthy brain function. Berries 🍓: Berries such as strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries and cranberries are rich in antioxidants and have anti-inflammatory properties.