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Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson’s Research Funds Canadian-US Brain Project

During its 18-year history, the Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) has funded some 130 research projects at Canadian institutions focused on Parkinson’s research –...

‘Dementia-Friendly’ Digital Reading Platform Wins AGE-WELL’s Canada-Wide Competition

A new app designed to help people with later-stage dementia to continue reading has won the AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge. The app currently has accessibility...

Doctors Ponder Ending The Medical Cannabis Stream With Expanded Legalization

With the legalization of recreational cannabis on Oct. 17, the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) has renewed its calls for the medical stream introduced in...

New Approaches For Treating Chronic Pain From the President of the Canadian Association of Orthopaedic Medicine

Chronic pain is the number one cause of disability in older adults 1and the number two cause of workplace absences and of visits to...

AGE-WELL Wants Your Honest Opinions

Volunteering can be a highly rewarding part of life, and Statistics Canada tells us that volunteer hours start to increase significantly after age 45....

The Future of Medical Cannabis in Canada Feels Good

Public attitudes toward cannabis have been shaped by any number of influences, from propaganda films such as 1936’s Reefer Madness (in which it is...

AGE-WELL, Canada’s Technology and Aging Network, Makes Plans For a Bold Future

What does renewal look like? If you ask any of the participants who attended the recent AGE-WELL Network of Centres of Excellence: Creating the...

The 2017/2018 Flu Season Was Nasty And “Unusual” – Now An Early Glimpse Of What’s Next

By all accounts, the 2017-2018 flu season was a nasty one. The CBC reported that, by January 2018, there were 20 times more detections...

Fake News Alert: You Can’t Do Anything About Osteoporosis And Other Bone Health Myths

As we age we know our body follows suit, and a big part of that process happens to be in our bones. They lose...

Game Changers: 5 Fast-Forward Global Innovations

A round-up of technologies shaping the healthcare space 1. Red pill, blue pill, digital pill… It sounds like something from a sci-fi movie, but ingestible pill...

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From the Editor’s Desk: Feeling Bullish on the Potential of the Longevity Economy

Forget Bitcoin and real estate speculation. The longevity economy is rife for more upward potential – a realization that is taking hold...

Wearable Device Supports Residents, Staff in Seniors’ Homes, Assists with Contact Tracing

Stewart Hardie has seen firsthand how devastating the effects of a fall can be for an older person. A few years ago, his...

Expert Advice For Smarter Grocery Shopping And Maximizing Nutrition During COVID-19

While all of us are trying to limit our trips to the grocery store as much as possible, you might be wondering what should...

Ron Beleno and Dr. Susan Kirkland Recognized With AGE-WELL Honorary Fellow Awards

Congratulations to caregiver advocate Ron Beleno and researcher Susan Kirkland on receiving 2020 AGE-WELL Honorary Fellow Awards. The award...
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The Doctors Are In: Three leading Physicians Offer Expert Guidance on Osteoporosis

You may have been hearing more about osteoporosis lately. It’s a chronic bone-weakening disease that has affected more...