Saturday, August 8, 2020

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Caregiving

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...

Discrimination Continues To Impact LGBTQ Residents In Long-Term Care Communities

It’s a poignant memory for Brian Hobbs – one that captures some of the challenges facing older members of the LGBTQ community in Canada. Two...

How You Can Be Your Own Advocate To Get Timely Osteoporosis Assessment And Diagnosis

At age 58, Denise Gibbons lost her balance and fell. At the hospital, doctors ordered an X-ray, MRI and ultrasound and determined she had...

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Canada, We Need To Talk About COVID-19, Pandemics, Technology And The Way Forward

The COVID-19 pandemic has rightly sparked a serious and long-overdue national conversation about long-term care. All of us should be deeply troubled...

Can The Food You Eat Influence Your Mood?

We all have good days and bad days, but is there a connection between how you feel and the foods you consume?...

Advancing Technology-Based Solutions To Support Older Adults And Their Caregivers

AGE-WELL NCE Inc. (Aging Gracefully across Environments using Technology to Support Wellness, Engagement and Long Life) is pleased to announce funding for 22...

Try These Summer Smoothie Recipes With Nutritious Wild Blueberries

Sticking to New Year’s resolutions may be easier with these smoothie recipes from the Wild Blueberry Association of North America. To inspire a vibrant and healthy...

Yes, You Can Live To 100 And Beyond, Say Researchers

I remember when Alida Desroches, the Franco-Ontarian grandmother of my sister-in-law, Darlene, wished me a happy birthday when I was in my 40s. “Live...