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 has done has been focused on helping her mother, diagnosed with Alzheimer’s when she was 57, and helping caregivers like herself understand the disease and its impact on individuals, families and futures. “I might be an...

Actor Lorne Cardinal Continues To Push Boundaries And Live Life With Courage

“If you let fear run your life, you can live a very small world. You’re not going to experience the greatness that’s out there that’s available to everybody” Lorne Cardinal is best known to Canadians for his TV role as cop Davis Quinton on the hit comedy Corner Gas. The live-action version of the show wrapped up after six seasons,...

The Quest For Better Sleep Continues With Innovators Dreaming Up Smarter Slumber Solutions

Forget envying youth for their youth; it’s their deep sleep we most desire. Increased waking in the night, or waking earlier in the morning, just seems to come with age, but it’s not because we need less sleep. In fact, as we age, we need the same amount of sleep as all adults — between seven and nine hours....

Comic Rick Green Discovers The Healing Power of Laughter After ADHD Diagnosis

Comedian and writer Rick Green is known to many Canadians as the bumbling Bill Smith on The Red Green Show for 11 seasons. But a diagnosis of ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) as an adult changed his life. While ADHD in children is well understood and typically diagnosed between 6 to 8 years, according to the Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance...

Why Cancer Couldn’t Hold A Good Man Down And Led To Lessons In Resilience

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...

David Suzuki, 83, Gets Personal About How He Faces The Challenges Of Aging And Finds Joy

David Suzuki has been welcomed into Canadian living rooms since 1970 when he first appeared on television. His passion for the natural world came to the forefront when he took over the role of host of The Nature of Things on CBC in 1979. In September 2020, the show will celebrate its 60th anniversary. Both Suzuki and his popular program...

Finally. Advertisers Are Taking A More Modern Approach To How It Portrays Older Adults

Advertising is everywhere. Whether we realize it or not, we are bombarded with thousands of brand messages every day – from the logo on our cereal box to TV ads during evening prime time. Most advertising lives within our blind spot, but every now and then something strikes a chord and we sit up and take notice. For decades, ad...

As A Senator And Champion To People Living With Disabilities, Chantal Petitclerc Continues to Inspire

Senator Chantal Petitclerc
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 opportunity.” Petitclerc’s perspective gave her...

Living With A Chronic Health Condition Can Help You Find Resilience And 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...

Canadian Speech Analyzing Technology Useful For Detecting 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...