Prevention

Preventative Measures

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Proactive

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Effective

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Manageable

Healthy Aging Starts Here

As we get older, we often start to face increasing challenges and responsibilities, which can take a toll on our physical, emotional, and mental well-being. Although aging brings about a variety of changes, it also provides opportunities for growth, experience, and transformation.  While we cannot change our age, we can optimize our health by taking action in managing the factors associated with healthy aging.

“You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old.”

— George Burns

Healthy Aging Starts Here

As we get older, we often start to face increasing challenges and responsibilities, which can take a toll on our physical, emotional, and mental well-being. Although aging brings about a variety of changes, it also provides opportunities for growth, experience, and transformation.  While we cannot change our age, we can optimize our health by taking action in managing the factors associated with healthy aging.

“You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old.”

— George Burns

Our Prevention Services

Care Wherever You Are

Our team can provide virtual care services (online or over the phone) to people across Alberta who have concerns about their physical, emotional, or cognitive health.

“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change.”

— Charles Darwin

Prevention-Focused Support Promotes Healthy Aging

Healthy aging is multifaceted, and thus prevention of disease and worsening health needs to be holistic. This means taking into account the biological (e.g. genetics, neurochemistry, medical conditions), psychological (e.g. mood, personality, coping skills), and socio-environmental factors (e.g. culture, social support, education) that individually and collectively impact our well-being. Fortunately, there are many risk factors that we can modify, take control of and change to support healthy aging. Our clinicians are here to support you in strengthening your coping skills, promoting health-focused and goal-oriented behaviours, and addressing any stressors that may be creating increasing challenges in your life.

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Minimizes Risk of
Declining Brain Health

Proactively managing modifiable risk factors for disease helps to minimize potential disability associated with aging and the constantly changing brain.

cognitive rehabilitation therapy

Promotes Healthy
Aging & Lifestyle

With active support and coaching, you can promote health-related attitudes and behaviours to maximize functional capacity and maintain vitality for years to come.

memory and aging program

Helps Manage Stress
& Other Factors

Strengthening coping skills for stress and other life concerns promotes increased physical, emotional, and mental well-being and minimizes risk of worsening health.

Pillars of Our Practice

Assessment

Assessments are tailored to identify behavioural, emotional, and cognitive concerns related to your brain health, as well as provide diagnostic clarification, describe changes over time, and guide treatment recommendations.

Prevention

The prevention of illness begins with evidence-informed education and skill-building to help you optimize factors that support healthy aging (e.g. mental health, sleep, exercise, diet, stress management, etc.).

Treatment

Individualized treatment is designed to address your unique needs and goals, the challenges or barriers that may be interfering with your best self, and your ability to live in accordance with your values.

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Prevention at Balance: Psychology
and Brain Health

Just like bringing in your vehicle for a tune-up, your health requires ongoing maintenance to keep you strong and minimize risk of future disease or disability. Although you might feel healthy in a given moment, proactively managing your health and having a coach in your corner to support this process can do just that. If you are interested in learning about ways to manage stress, plan and achieve health-promoting goals, or better utilize your thinking skills, we encourage you to connect with us to discuss whether prevention-focused support is a good fit for you.

"Exercise of the muscles keeps the body in health, and exercise of the brain brings peace of mind."

— John Lubbock

Prevention at Balance: Psychology
and Brain Health

Just like bringing in your vehicle for a tune-up, your health requires ongoing maintenance to keep you strong and minimize risk of future disease or disability. Although you might feel healthy in a given moment, proactively managing your health and having a coach in your corner to support this process can do just that. If you are interested in learning about ways to manage stress, plan and achieve health-promoting goals, or better utilize your thinking skills, we encourage you to connect with us to discuss whether prevention-focused support is a good fit for you.

"Exercise of the muscles keeps the body in health, and exercise of the brain brings peace of mind."

— John Lubbock