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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...

The Most Important Conversation You’ll Ever Have With Your Parents: Plans For Their Future Care

“If you don’t want to talk about this, or if you can’t, maybe you could just pray for a tornado to hit your parents...

Prevent Caregiver Burnout With These 5 Stress-busting Tips

Managing the needs of aging parents is a top personal stressor, according to a 2018 survey of clients accessing Employee Assistance Program (EAP) services...

Watch Now: Pharmacy and the Well-Informed Patient

To kick off the YouAreUNLTD White Coat debate series, we invited professor Zubin Austin and his protégé Samier Kamar to discuss the realities of...

Where To Find Help Navigating The Complex, Often Puzzling, Canadian Healthcare System

While not all of us will face a life-changing healthcare crisis – a frightening diagnosis, such as cancer, multiple sclerosis or Alzheimer’s; an elderly parent...

Never Forget Taking Your Medication Again, Thanks To New Apps And Smart Tech

“Drugs don’t work in patients who don’t take them.” This well-known quote from C. Everett Coop, former US Surgeon General, reflects a simple, yet empowering...

Research Shows The Health Benefits of Close Relationships Between Grandparents And Grandkids

Reaping the many rewards that come with close relationships between grandparents and grandkids The bond between a grandparent and grandchild is a special one, but...

Difference Maker: Watch Caregiver And Advocate Ron Beleno Talk About Aging in Place

Advocate and caregiver Ron Beleno appeared as a guest speaker at AGE-WELL's National Conference in Vancouver last year. He spoke about how the AGE-WELL community...

Evidence Indicates Unpaid Caregivers May Have An Elevated Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Tending to a sick loved one can be fulfilling, and it can bring deep satisfaction to a caregiver. Paradoxically though, staff at the University of...

Difference Maker: Learn How Advocate/Alzheimer’s Patient Jim Mann Is Challenging Dementia Stereotypes

Advocate and Alzheimer's patient Jim Mann appeared as a guest speaker at AGE-WELL's National Conference in Vancouver last year. He spoke about how it...

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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...
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COVID-19 Creates A Renewed Focus On Living Environments, Especially For An Aging Demographic

The new aging consumers are living longer and healthier lives than those in previous generations. As influential consumers, they want well-designed products...

New Poll: COVID-19 Has Significantly Increased the Use Of Many Technologies Among Older Canadians

From Facebook to food delivery apps and fitness trackers, older Canadians have upped their use of many technologies and online services during...