Dorothy’s yellow brick road to recovery

By Drew Tapley   Dorothy Weppler moved into Barnswallow Place in Elmira, Ontario, with a gastrointestinal feeding tube in her abdomen. It had been in place...

Problem-solving therapy for seniors with depression

By Marek Kubow A new non-pharmaceutical therapy program will help seniors suffering from depression manage life’s daily problems in the community. Funded by The Bell Let’s Talk...

Food safety is everyone’s responsibility

By Dale Mayerson and Karen Thompson If you are under the impression that food borne diseases are not common – think again.  Today, food safety...

Digital health could improve care for Canadian seniors

By Shelagh Maloney In February 2018, the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) released a report that shows the care Canadian seniors receive falls short...

Lawson researchers develop delirium screening method

By Robert DeLaet In a new study, researchers at Lawson Health Research Institute (Lawson) have developed a simple screening method for improving the detection of...

Supporting literacy for seniors

Digital library in residents’ good books By Drew Tapley At Altamont Care Community in Toronto, the majority of residents are bilingual with English as their second...

Smart beds: Monitoring health during sleep

By Linda Huestis Imagine a bed that monitors an older adult’s health while they sleep and alerts a health-care provider if there are potential problems. That’s...

Nominate your Nursing Hero Today: Time is running out!

Have you been inspired, encouraged or empowered by an employee or a colleague? Have you or your loved one been touched by the care and...

Why music not a universal language – and what that means for care

By Sarah Pearson   “Music is a universal language” is a common expression I hear all the time. It’s often used to sing the praises (pun...

Rubbing the right way: Geriatric massage

By Susan C. Jenkins     What comes to mind when you hear the word “massage”? A relaxing day at the spa? A sleazy storefront in a...

Workshop inspires students to brainstorm senior-sector innovations

By Ilan Mester Often times, the best ideas surface when people with different perspectives join forces. Recently, the Baycrest-led Centre for Aging + Brain Health...

Six minutes just doesn’t cut it!

By Andy Savela In Ontario, personal support workers (PSWs) have only six minutes to prepare long term care residents for breakfast, including getting washed, dressed...

Advocating for the needs of young residents

By Drew Tapley “They call themselves ‘The Left Side of 60’,” says Sandy Croley referring to the 20 percent of younger residents under the age...

Feeding assistance: Strategies for success

By Dale Mayerson and Karen Thompson When eating issues are identified and there is timely intervention, the effects on a resident's quality of life can...

Deprescribing: A promising approach to address problematic polypharmacy in our seniors

By Michaela Berniquez   What is “problematic polypharmacy”? We can all think of someone we know who takes a number of prescription drugs. Maybe it is a...

Innovation in aging and brain health

By David Stoller It is an undeniable reality that as the global population ages, all countries must improve their involvement in helping manage and care...

Scientist awarded funding for digital storytelling for caregivers of Indigenous adults with dementia

By Maggie Frampton Dr. Janet McElhaney has received a Catalyst award from AGE-WELL, Canada’s Technology and Aging Network, for new research that aims to support...

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...

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...

Almost half of Canadians would not want others to know if they had dementia

661 words – ALZ.doc With stock ID:599897466 Almost half of Canadians would not want others to know if they had dementia The Alzheimer recently announced that while...