AGE-WELL’S Dr. Alex Mihailidis Looks At How Technology Can Revolutionize The Way We Age

Dr. Alex Mihailidis
When I think about the technologies revolutionizing our world, it’s amazing to see how they keep evolving. We’ve come a long, long way from dial-up internet and flip phones (though I suspect more than a few of us would confess a nostalgia for Pong, the first video game), and you’d be right to think that “we ain’t seen nothing...

Unlocking The Secrets Of DNA Help Researchers Understand How to Slow Aging

Despite our best efforts, the quest for immortality has been fruitless and the fountain of youth remains undiscovered. Instead, science has focused on slowing the clock. Now, researchers at Arizona State University have discovered a new method that promises to delay the rate of aging with a greater understanding of the mechanics behind DNA. It’s a discovery that represents...

Canadian Speech Analyzing Technology Useful For Detecting Alzheimer’s

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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...

Watch Now: Pharmacy and the Well-Informed Patient

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To kick off the YouAreUNLTD White Coat debate series, we invited professor Zubin Austin and his protégé Samier Kamar to discuss the realities of engaging (and disengaging) the new healthcare consumer. The duo tackled the hot topic: How do you deal with the well-informed patient: one that is smart, well researched and comes to you with his or her own...

Analyzing Language Usage Opens The Door To Earlier Dementia Diagnosis

If dementia could be diagnosed earlier in patients, or even predict who might develop the disease later in life, it would mean nothing short of a revolution in dementia care. If caught early enough, steps could be taken that might prevent or delay its onset. With one in 10 Canadians at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease after age 65,...

Five Competitors, Only One Winner: Five Startups Battle Head to Head At AGE-WELL’s National Impact Challenge

Canada has become a global leader on the technology and aging front, encouraging entrepreneurs to seek innovative ways to enable healthy aging. This was showcased at AGE-WELL’s National Impact Challenge: Startup Edition, held recently in Toronto. At the event, five companies pitched their product ideas Dragon’s Den-style before a panel of judges. Here’s a look at the competitors: Cosm Medical: PIECE...

Appreciating Life Deepens Through Candid Conversation About Death, Says Activist Author

Michael Hebb is the epitome of a disruptor. The Seattle-based author, activist, artist and author has set out to challenge how we think about some of life's most sensitive issues, like death and dying. His desire is to start "a gentle revolution" around the subject. When he was in his mid-30s, Hebb took a train from Portland to Seattle and struck...

Olympian Mark Tewksbury Talks About Life As An Openly Gay Man As He Hits A Milestone

Twenty years to the day he made history as Canada’s first openly gay Olympian, Mark Tewksbury returned to the Toronto theatre for his one-man show, Mark Tewksbury - 50 & Counting, where, on December 15, 1998, the athlete went public about his sexuality. The Calgary native’s coming-out announcement 20 years ago created a media storm, especially at a time...

In his new book, Bolder, author Carl Honoré rethinks aging and challenges us to do the same

Carl Honoré captured the zeitgeist with his international bestseller, //rcm-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=000000&IS2=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=youareunltd-20&language=en_CA&o=15&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=as_ss_li_til&asins=0676975739&linkId=8851bd74617be49c255de69e01f16e4f">In Praise of Slow. Now he tackles another emerging global movement, the new reality of aging. In //rcm-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=000000&IS2=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=youareunltd-20&language=en_CA&o=15&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=as_ss_li_til&asins=0735273359&linkId=990fece36d173f6321fcc6b700700882">Bolder: Making the Most of Our Longer Lives, he challenges us to examine our approach to—and attitudes about—later life. His newest book explores his own biases about aging, ageism as a collective influencer and the...

You’re Invited: Forum Aims To Reshape Attitudes About Aging

AGEWORKS – The Art of Ageing Forum is bringing together thought leaders, organizations, and individuals with a single-minded goal—reducing ageist attitudes and reshaping what it means to get older. Hosted by Niagara College, the two-day event (June 26 and 27) will feature 12 intriguing presentations designed to enlighten professionals, academics and consumers. “The Art of Ageing Forum provides a unique opportunity...