Keep Your Eye on the Prize: You’re Not Too Old for Laser Vision Correction Surgery

Every year, thousands of Canadians who want to forgo glasses look to laser vision correction surgery. However, there's a common belief that it's something you should do before age 40 (give or take a few years) to get the best results. But what about those of us with aging eyes? Are we candidates for this life-changing procedure? YouAreUNLTD turned to...

Relationships: The Elixir To Healthy Aging

Now is the perfect time to reinvent and revitalize relationships across the spectrum – with life and romantic partners, family, friends, colleagues, other generations and, most important of all, yourself “A good relationship is the single best recipe for good health and the best antidote to aging that anybody has ever come up with,” says Dr. Sue Johnson.  The Canadian clinical...

Unlimited Couple: Yannick and Shantelle Bisson Write Their Own Script for Healthy Living

Canadian film and TV actor Yannick Bisson is known to fans around the world for his portrayal of 19th-century detective William Murdoch on CBC’s award-winning Murdoch Mysteries, now in its 12th season. Off-screen, he’s a busy director, mountain biker, charity fundraiser, husband and father of three daughters. Sharing this hectic life is Yannick’s wife of 28 years, Shantelle Bisson,...

Our Ability to Improve the Lives of Aging Canadians Is in Peril

Teamwork between multiple sectors is the lifeblood of technological innovation in Canada – especially as we strive to improve the lives of older Canadians. So why is the Networks of Centres of Excellence initiative, which provides such essential collaboration and support, being phased out? A personalized activity technology proved to be a game-changer for many long-term care residents with dementia....

Just Say No To Celebrating Valentine’s Day, Says Columnist Robert Hawke

My wife and I don’t do Valentine’s Day. I am so happy about this that it's ridiculous. You see, we decided a long time ago that the whole thing is kind of a sham. I mean really, Mother’s Day was literally invented by Hallmark to sell more cards – and it worked! By the way, we needed Mother’s Day....

Women Who Take Charge Of Their Sexual Health Promote Lifelong Intimacy: Study

Sex & Relationships: Q&A with Damiva CEO Chia Chia Sun “Enough beating around the bush. Let’s talk about your vagina.” This is the call to action for Damiva, a Canadian women’s health company that develops 100 percent natural products for menopausal health. I stopped beating around the bush and asked its CEO Chia Chia Sun about the results of her...

Good Nutrition Linked To The Brain’s Ability To Heal After A Stroke

Living well after a stroke is possible, thanks to earlier detection, better recognition and treatment options. But one Saskatchewan researcher is taking a different tact and looking at the role that nutrition can play in how well or how poorly those who have had strokes can recover. Dr. Phyllis Paterson, a professor of nutrition at the University of Saskatchewan, is...

Playing Games Serves As A Therapeutic And Diagnostic Tool For Dementia Patients

Games are typically designed for entertainment, but “serious games” have become popular for training, wellness and other important applications. And there is a need for serious gaming for the older adults. With our increasing aging population comes corresponding increases in age-related conditions associated with impaired cognitive status, and gaming can be applied for cognitive assessments. “Individuals with cognitive impairments may benefit...

How Daring To Travel Off The Grid Can Be A Spiritual Journey Leading To A Stronger Self

I don’t adapt easily to travel because I enjoy the comfort of my home and daily routines. Travel takes me out of my comfort zone into a world filled with unexpected experiences. That being said, I decided to accept an invitation to spend two weeks in Hawai'i on the islands of Oahu and Maui. I believe that this experience came...

Caregivers Speak Up: An In-Depth Online Survey Reveals Their Concerns, Hopes And Dreams

When researcher Andrew Magnaye asked more than 700 caregivers in a nationwide survey their goals and how technology played into their social network, he was pleasantly surprised at the number of respondents. But he wasn’t surprised with the findings. “We must find caregivers’ expertise and engage them with those people who are creating technology,” said Magnaye, sharing the survey results...