Virtual reality and dementia care

By Ilan Mester Imagine walking into a long-term care facility where residents living with dementia have access to headsets that immerse them into a...

Five questions to ask about your medications

By Carol Nguyen and Certina Ho Medication errors can occur at transitions of care, such as hospital discharge, following-up with a specialist or family doctor,...

National senior strategy needed to improve access to healthcare for all Canadians

By Dr. Laurent Marcoux Healthcare in Canada has been a tremendous contributor to the success of our nation. From the people working in it and...

The forgotten caregiver

By Lisa Levin One sunny fall day, my grandpa was driving me home.  I think I was around 6 years old.  As we were driving...

Dealing with the unthinkable: Elder abuse

By Susan C. Jenkins Elder abuse is a serious and growing problem. It is difficult to know how widespread it is, because so many cases...

Private sector must play key role to meet demands of our aging population

By Michael Kary Statistics Canada census figures for 2016 revealed the country saw its greatest increase in the proportion of older adults. There are now 5.9 million...