Unlimited Attitude: Senator Chantal Petitclerc

Senator Chantal Petitclerc
Wisdom from an Inspiring Canadian Senator Chantal Petitclerc encapsulates what it means to live a life unlimited. At age 13, she lost the use of both her legs following an accident when a heavy barn door fell, fracturing her spine at the L1–T12 vertebrae. “Early in life I had to learn how to take a challenge and turn it into an...

Resilience, Recovery and Reaping the Rewards

I live with a chronic illness, rheumatoid arthritis, but I am not a patient. I am a healthcare consumer. And so are you. “Patient” is derived from a Latin word meaning to suffer. While this meaning applies at times, being defined as such isn’t the way I approach life – and I know others who feel the same. There’s...

Technology Analyzes Speech to Detect Alzheimer’s

WinterLight Labs
Although a cure for dementia is many years away, exciting Canadian research has the potential to transform dementia care. YouAreUNLTD caught up with WinterLight Labs president Frank Rudzicz and CEO Liam Kaufman to talk about their groundbreaking tablet-based speech analyzer, which can detect Alzheimer’s disease in its early stages. The technology works by extracting variables from recorded speech snippets...

The Secret To Resilience: When Life Gets Rough, Live It 10 Minutes At A Time

Hey everybody! I’m Rob. I’m a fully formed human who has recently come to the conclusion that, in spite of my best efforts, I am, in fact, aging. You might be aware of this odd phenomenon as well. I’ve got to say that it came as a complete and utter surprise to me. I am aware that all humans (and...

Behind the Scenes at the YouAreUNLTD Magazine Photo Shoot

American Gothic is one of the most iconic paintings of the 20th century and has been parodied numerous times. However, art director Linda Rapini saw an opportunity to do things differently for our inaugural issue's cover and paint a picture of YouAreUNLTD’s target audience – modern, vibrant Canadians who want to live well and age on their own terms in...

Activist Ashton Applewhite Crushes 10 Myths About Aging

Sassy. Smart. No-nonsense. Empowering. Bold. Smart (we said that already?). That string of adjectives describes Ashton Applewhite, the U.S.-born writer-activist who originated This Chair Rocks, the hugely popular anti-ageism project, and wrote the bestseller, This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism. She regularly engages, shocks, informs and delights on her blog, “Yo, Is This Ageist?”  “How ageism warps our view...

Dr. Marla Shapiro Encourages Women To Break Their Silence About Vaginal Dryness

Most women practise a ritualistic skincare regime that involves moisturizing everything from the delicate skin around the eyes to the cracks on the soles of the feet. But what about vaginas? Don’t they deserve a little TLC, too? Now before you roll your eyes and say, “Not another thing to add to my to-do list!” please note this isn’t about...

Pharmacy/Retail Expert Jim Danahy On Building Relationships With Boomer Customers

Pharmacists know too well the ongoing challenge of bridging the gap between being a clinician and a healthcare provider in a retail setting, where patients see themselves as consumers and have high expectations – not to mention high-levels of skepticism about service and advice. To gain insight into this new type of consumer, pharmacist Rosemarie Patodia spoke to retail and...

Actor Sean Hayes Funds Innovative App For Those With Hearing Loss

Hearing loss can be debilitating and alienating. It affects not only daily interactions, but enjoyment from movies and TV shows because the focus is on reading captions and not what is being said. Fortunately, there is one newly available solution to address this – one that does not require hearing aids. Sonic Cloud began as an app that allowed the hard...

‘Note’-worthy: Okanagan Choir Sings Its Way to Health

It might look like a typical choir practice, but the three dozen or so community members who gather at the Okanagan Mission Activity Centre in Sarsons Beach, Kelowna, B.C. every Monday morning aren’t there just for a singalong. While singing is high on the agenda, Silver Song Group provides participants with much more than an earful of enjoyable music. Run...