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5 Signs You May be Having Age-Related Swallowing Problems

As we age our ability to do many things changes. There are very clear changes that happen to our body as we move into older age which may include obvious signs such as not being able to run that marathon race and no longer being able to wear 5” heels all day. Some...

Exercises to Keep your Brain Fit

The body undergoes many changes as we age. As kids, humans typically grow taller, get stronger, and learn. Our brain is made up of little things called neurons which connect and essentially “talk” to each other to make our brain function. We start out with thousands....

Tips for Communicating with People who have Hearing Loss

According to Statistics Canada, more than one million adults across Canada reported having a hearing-related disability. This number is 50% greater than the number of people reporting problems with their eyesight (StatsCan, 2002). With this many people reporting some...

Nine Signs You May be Have a Swallowing Problem

Many people do not realize that the act of swallowing is actually a complex reflex. As we chew our food, it forms a nice moist ball in our mouth, called a bolus, which is eventually propelled to the back of our throat with our tongue. When a bolus reaches a certain...