Preventing falls and reducing injuries when they happen

By Sean Mallen He did not know it at the time, but the boyhood experience of helping his grandmother navigate the icy sidewalks of Winnipeg...

The resident-caregiver relationship at meals

By Dale Mayerson and Karen Thompson The ability to feed ourselves is a skill learned early in childhood; loss of this ability for aged persons...

Activities and games for patients with Alzheimer’s disease

As a caregiver of someone with Alzheimer’s, you can use games and activities to help stimulate their mind and senses. Alzheimer’s disease is often known...

Empathy is a strong suit: Aging simulation

His jumpsuit is tightened by straps that bend him over to restrict his movements. Weights are applied to his arms and legs to burden...

Why we need to include the voices of persons living with frailty in healthcare...

Older Canadians say their top priorities are better coordinated care systems and more community and home-based supports By Katherine McGilton and John Muscedere Today, over...

Elder orphans: Aging alone

Elder orphans will demand different services to fill different needs By Susan Hyatt New trends generate new terms and one you are going to hear a...

Low Tolerance Long Duration Rehab: A safe bridge to home from acute care

By Michael Oreskovich Struck by a severe case of double pneumonia, 90-year-old Doris Dunne felt for the first time that her health was at risk....

Addressing an affliction of the aging population: loneliness

By Shelley Gilberg The astonishing rise in our average lifespan over the last century – from an average of 50 to 80 years and beyond...

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...

An obstacle-detection system for wheelchairs

By Margaret Polanyi and Annie Atkinson A Toronto team has created an add-on system that can transform a regular wheelchair into a “smart” wheelchair able...

Musical memories: A care home’s novel approach to advance quality of life

By Rumana D’Souza Caregivers at a Sidney care home are using an important tool to address the cognitive and emotional symptoms of dementia among residents—the...

A collaborative approach to medication management

By Ilan Mester It’s safe to say Dr. Joanne Ho – an internist, geriatrician and clinical pharmacologist – wears many hats. But the one common...

Improving the quality of life of seniors one sense at a time

By Dr. Chantal Backman, Michelle Crick, Danielle Cho-Young, Megan Scharf The world’s senior population is growing fast. In 2015, there were approximately 900 million people...

The cannabis conundrum

By Roxanne Tang and Susan C. Jenkins Meet Jim, a 70-year-old resident of an assisted living home. He is in generally good health, but...

Caregiver worries less with digital health

Cheryl Ford has less to worry about since her mother Nancy Huyck, who lives alone with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), has been using...

Promising new avenue to explore treatments for Alzheimer’s disease

Declines in plasticity – the brain's ability to adapt – may underlie memory problems In an innovative study, researchers at the Centre for Addiction and...

A primer on stroke

Stroke is one of the leading causes of disability and death in Canada. Out of every 100 people who experience a stroke, 15 die,...

Security basics for long-term care facilities

By Martin Green It seems as though hardly a week passes by without there being a story in the news about an elderly person with...

New technology for an age-old problem

By Anthony Remaud and Michaela Berniquez A team at Ottawa’s Saint-Louis Residence is working at improving falls detection systems in long-term care (LTC) homes. They’ve...

Three ways singing can be used in long-term care

By Sarah Pearson Singing can play a valuable role in Long Term Care. A staple of basic wellbeing, singing is a human activity that enhances...