15 Finalists Announced In the AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge: Startup Edition

Fifteen Canadian startups have been selected to compete in the AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge: Startup Edition. The competition is for startups whose technologies or services can improve quality of life for older adults or their caregivers. Finalists will be challenged to explain how their technology-based solution can positively impact older Canadians and/or caregivers. Five finalists will compete in each of three...

How To Find Your Inner Resilience And Allow Your Spirit To Soar Again

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...

Amgen Sets An Official Guinness World Record For Most Osteoporosis Screenings In 24 Hours

The results are in! Amgen Canada, together with affiliates in nine other countries around the world, is celebrating a new Guinness World Records title for the most osteoporosis screenings in 24 hours: 5,816. In Canada, an astounding 553 people were tested at Square One Shopping Centre in Mississauga, Ont. on May 5th, far surpassing the national goal of 300. Globally,...

Why I helped set a Guinness World Record for bone density testing along with 7,000 people worldwide

As a child, I would relish in the astounding, obscure and inspiring achievements laid out in the Guinness World Records books, daydreaming about how I, too, could be a part of history. Now that dream has become a reality, after participating in Amgen Canada’s efforts to set a world record for the most osteoporosis screenings in 24 hours. It may...

CAMH Expands Treatment Model for Alzheimer’s Agitation

More than 80 percent of people with Alzheimer’s disease experience agitation or show aggression. These common symptoms are the main reasons why people with Alzheimer’s disease end up in emergency rooms, are hospitalized and have to move from their homes to long-term care facilities. A CAMH-developed model to treat these symptoms offers a new standard of care that could be...

How Two Women Conquered Their Bucket List And Cycled Through Italy

Twenty years ago, my family doctor read my annual physical numbers to me and delivered a harsh reality. At age 40, I had to make some serious lifestyle changes, lose weight and become more physically active or I risked followed the path of others in my gene pool full of cancer, heart disease and diabetes. Up until then, I had...

Study Examines How Technology Helps People Balance Careers And Caregiving

Three years ago, Tammy Smye* reached the breaking point. She’d spent years juggling two jobs while caring for her husband, whose chronic health issues left him unable to work. The emotional and physical exhaustion finally triggered a mental health crisis and she had to take a three-month leave from work. “Basically, I burnt myself out,” she says. Smye’s situation is not...

CAMH Study Examines Whether A Blood Test Could Guide Care for Those With Late-Life Depression

A blood test that measures the impact of aging on cells could help to guide care among older adults with depression. It could be used to identify those at higher risk of dementia and potentially other health issues that are common in those with late-life depression. The test, known as the SASP index – which stands for “senescence-associated secretory phenotype”...

TELUS Ventures Invests In Moving Bold Ideas Forward In Healthcare

TELUS Ventures is investing in three Canadian precision medicine and diagnostics-focused start-ups as part of its larger goal to help develop exciting, new health technologies with the potential to improve the health outcomes of people across Canada and around the world through the delivery of customized and timely patient care. TELUS Ventures has more than 30 other active investment companies...

With Altitude and Preparation, You Can Avoid A Financial Disaster

In 2008, an Air Canada Airbus 330 flying from Toronto to Lisbon lost power over the Atlantic due to a fuel leak. Fortunately, Captain Robert Piché and First Officer Dirk DeJager were both very experienced flyers with thousands of hours in the air. When the incident happened, they had two things on their side—altitude and preparation. After both engines flamed...