What do student housing and quality of life for seniors have in common?

By Rebecca Morris When most of us think about student housing we think of crowded student dorms, basement suites or shared off-campus housing. For many...

The brain on music: A dementia perspective

By Chelsea Mackinnon “This song brings me so many emotions,” said Sally*, a long-term care resident who was listening to one of her all-time favourite...

Vision changes : What loved ones might not tell you

By Marguerite Thomas and Dr. Susan Leat Anyone can have vision difficulties, but not everyone can plainly state their problems or seek effective help. As...

Reducing delirium risk

An injury or illness requiring a hospital stay can be overwhelming – for an elderly patient and his or her family caregivers. During a hospital...

Medication safety in long-term care

By Jim Kong and Certina Ho Medication safety is an essential component of medication use and has become a great benchmark for quality care in...

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,...