Saturday, January 23, 2021

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Caregiving

New Challenges For Canadian Caregivers During COVID and Why Supporting Them Has Never Mattered More

Recent events have highlighted the critical role that caregivers play in Canada in ways not fully understood previously. During COVID-19, carers have stepped...

Startup Working On Sleep Tracker For long-term care Wins Third Competition In AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge

Tochtech Technologies, a Vancouver-area startup developing a non-wearable sleep tracker that allows caregivers to monitor the overnight safety of older adults, has...

Celebrated Mystery Writer Louise Penny Reflects On Being A Caregiver And Aging Well

“There is a crack in everything,” Louise Penny likes to quote in her bestselling mystery novels. “That’s how the light gets in.” That interplay...

Meet ROSA, The Robot That Will Help Isolated Older Adults Age In Place And Its Creator, Frank Naccarato 

Social isolation presents practical challenges for many older adults living at home, especially those who are cut off from the helping hands of others...

Alzheimer’s Activist Caron Leid Provides Comfort To Others And Shares Her Journey

Caron Leid is a doer. And when the going gets tough, she does even more. For the past 19 years, much of what Leid...

Beware of COVID-19 Phishing Scams And Fraud Aimed At Older Adults

You’d think that Steven Spielberg, the highest-grossing director of all time, would be immune to fraud. But you’d be wrong. The developer of Jaws,...

AGE-WELL To Receive $21.9 Million In Federal Funds To Improve Quality of Life For Older Adults And Caregivers

AGE-WELL NCE Inc. (Aging Gracefully across Environments using Technology to Support Wellness, Engagement and Long Life) welcomes today’s announcement that AGE-WELL’s funding has been...

Two Sisters Get Candid About What They’ve Learned Caregiving For Their Mother

When women become largely responsible for a chronically ill or disabled loved one, their own well-being often falls by the wayside. And other life...

A Doctor And Husband Writes About The Impact of Dementia And Loneliness On His Marriage

A Toast Here’s to Aloneness and her second cousin, Loneliness. May we continue to especially savour and enjoy the former. Without being absorbed by the latter. I wrote...

How To Better Support And Love A Spouse With A Disability

Relationships are challenging. Any relationship. The challenges increase when one partner is suddenly, or gradually over time due to a debilitating illness, living with...

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Wearable Device Supports Residents, Staff in Seniors’ Homes, Assists with Contact Tracing

Stewart Hardie has seen firsthand how devastating the effects of a fall can be for an older person. A few years ago, his...

Expert Advice For Smarter Grocery Shopping And Maximizing Nutrition During COVID-19

While all of us are trying to limit our trips to the grocery store as much as possible, you might be wondering what should...

Ron Beleno and Dr. Susan Kirkland Recognized With AGE-WELL Honorary Fellow Awards

Congratulations to caregiver advocate Ron Beleno and researcher Susan Kirkland on receiving 2020 AGE-WELL Honorary Fellow Awards. The award...
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The Doctors Are In: Three leading Physicians Offer Expert Guidance on Osteoporosis

You may have been hearing more about osteoporosis lately. It’s a chronic bone-weakening disease that has affected more...