On Friday, July 19th the audience at the Adam Woodall concert in Edgemont village in North Vancouver got a special treat. A group of over 200 seniors from all over the North Shore entertained the crowd in a seniors flash mob to the song "Fever". What a night to remember.
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SINGING to elderly people with dementia helps them form new memories, one of the first skills they tend to lose.
Music is known to aid memory, especially recalling autobiographical information.
Brandon Ally at Boston University and his team were inspired by the report of a man with Alzheimer's who could recall current events if his daughter sang the news to him to the tune of familiar pop songs. They decided to try it out for themselves.
We don't yet know why singing should help, but Ally says that music engages areas of the brain, including subcortical regions, that are typically spared until later on in dementia. Music may also improves attention, he adds.
Congratulations to Sue for receiving the Sessional Faculty Teaching Award from the UBC School of Dentistry. Here she is receiving her award from the Dean of Dentistry.
Drinking just one 12-ounce soda a day may increase the risk of Type 2 diabetes, a new study from Europe suggests.
In the study, people who drank a 12-ounce sugar-sweetened soda daily were 18 percent more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes over a 16-year period compared with those who did not consume soda. And people who drank two sodas daily were 18 percent more likely to have a stroke than those who drank one; those who drank three sodas daily saw the same risk increase compared with those who drank two, and so on.
The results held even after the researchers took into account risk factors for Type 2 diabetes such as age and physical activity levels, body mass index (BMI) and the total daily calorie intake.
The findings agree with earlier studies in the United States, which found daily soda consumption increased the risk of Type 2 diabetes by 25 percent.
However, the study found only an association, and cannot prove soda consumption causes Type 2 diabetes. It's possible other factors not accounted for by the study influenced the disease risk. In addition, participants answered questions about their diet just once at the study's start, and it's possible they changed their diets over time, the researchers said.
Something to think about when you reach for the sugar-sweetened soda.
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The Canadian commander of the space stations answers the question we all ask....
How do you brush your teeth in space?
April 2013 (Ottawa, ON) Taking good care of your teeth and gums does more than just ensure you have a bright smile. A growing body of research shows that oral health and overall health are closely linked. Unchecked plaque on your teeth can result in gingivitis, periodontal disease and tooth decay. Studies suggest that periodontal disease is a risk factor contributing to lung and heart disease, stroke and diabetes.
April is Oral Health Month, and an important part of this celebration is National Dental Hygienists Week™, April 7–13, sending the message that oral health is vital for overall health. This event is sponsored by the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA), the national organization representing the collective voice of more than 24,000 dental hygienists in Canada.
Dental hygiene is the sixth largest registered health profession in Canada. Dental hygienists are trained professionals who work in a variety of settings, including independent practice, with people of all ages, helping them address issues related to oral health. Whether settling a toddler having their first cleaning or providing care to an adult with periodontal disease, the dental hygienist’s goal is to help people learn and practise good oral hygiene, and build the foundation for a healthy, happy smile for life.
2013 is a milestone year for dental hygienists in Canada as we celebrate 100 years of the founding of the dental hygiene profession and 50 years of our national association CDHA. Celebrate with us by resolving to make good oral hygiene a regular priority in your daily life. Achieve better oral health by following these six simple steps: brush, floss, use an oral rinse, eat a healthy diet, eliminate tobacco use and see a dental hygienist regularly.
The Expo offers a day for seniors and their families to come and see what’s happening in the world of Health and Wellness, from lifestyle and financial planning to nutrition and home care. The displays and speakers will provide seniors and their families with a host of interactive experiences designed to inform you about the newest developments in the field and your options for ongoing health and wellness.
The speaker lineup is world class, including the always funny and entertaining Dr. Art Hister from Global TV – you won’t want to miss him!
Expect to have fun! Prize giveaways and live music will help make the day lively and meaningful.
Dental Hygenix is offering a great door prize, so see you there.
Did you know Winnie the Pooh was named after a real bear named “Winnipeg” who was brought over to England by Canadian troops as a mascot during World War 1.
However, the troops could not take him to France so Winnipeg was loaned to the London Zoological Gardens.
Winnie, as he became known, was a popular attraction, and it was during Winnie's stay in the London Zoo that he became a part of the legendary Winnie the Pooh books.
|In honour of men and women who have served and are are serving to save our way of life,