As of 2014, nearly 16 percent (just over 6 million) of Canadians were made up of geriatric patients aged 65 or older. By 2030, that number is expected to rise by 7 percent to 9.5 million seniors, making them...
Ear Problems | Dr. Ali Ghahary

Ear Problems

Our ears are some of the most sensitive parts of or body – they are responsible for controlling our balance and allowing us to hear sound. There are many different ear problems that can be diagnosed in both infants and...
Dr. Ali Ghahary, a family physician in Vancouver, is adept in treating chronically ill and geriatric patients, including those suffering from dementia. Dementia is a term that means loss of memory and other cognitive functions, which interfere with activities of...
When a doctor isn’t immediately available, a caregiver is often the second most important person in a patient’s life – particularly if they are struggling with a chronic or terminal illness, have a disability, or are elderly and in...
Aging is something that happens to all of us. In fact, the aging process begins as soon as we’re born. What you might not understand, however, are the different dynamics of the aging process. Aging is often associated with...
Getting older is something we have no control over; aging, unfortunately, is just a natural part of life. Of course, there are many aspects that can progress the aging process, such as underlying health conditions you might have or...
World Alzheimer's Day | Dr. Ali Ghahary

World Alzheimer’s Day

There are approximately 750,000 Canadians (and at least 44 million people worldwide) living with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. There are two main types of Alzheimer’s disease that one can be diagnosed with: Early-onset Alzheimer’s and Late-onset...
Preventing Falls | Dr. Ali Ghahary

Preventing Falls

Did you know that falls are the leading cause of injury among older adults? As a result, Fall Prevention Month is recognized every November in effort to encourage Canadians and different organizations across the country to not only coordinate...