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If You’re Struggling to Take Medications as Prescribed, Pharmacists Offer Practical Solutions to Stay on Track

Pharmacists are trained to spot the signs of someone struggling to take their prescribed medications. Taking them as directed is a chronic problem in...

The Wellness Market is Growing on a Global Scale

The wellness market has been around and popular for decades, but there lies an opportunity in this growing industry when it's clear that globally...

New Dementia Calculator, a Canadian Innovation, Could Help Older Adults Reduce Their Risk of Cognitive Decline

Crunch a few numbers on a new calculator and you can determine your risk of dementia. The Dementia Calculator is designed to help adults...

With Older Adults Often Taking Many Medications, Is “Deprescribing” the Safe and Beneficial Approach of the Future?

Taking numerous prescriptions, even in the double digits, is common with older adults. There’s even a term for it: polypharmacy (which has been defined...

Have Your Say: Participate in AGE-WELL’s Future of Technology and Aging in Canada Survey

As AGE-WELL continues to plan and consult on the future of technology and aging in Canada, we invite you to participate in this important...

Debate: Is Aging a Reversible Disease?

Do you consider aging to be a disease? This notion grabbed our attention in this debate highlighted in the National Post (and debated in...

Clearing, a Digital Platform Designed to Help Bring Relief to Those with Chronic Pain

In the U.S., there are fewer than 6,000 pain management physicians, yet according to the Centers for Disease Control, there are approximately 50 million...

More Older Canadians Hope to Age at Home Post-COVID: Here’s How to Do It Successfully

When Barb Rusland fell at home and had to be hospitalized for two weeks in the spring of 2020, her family feared the worst....

A Social Prescription for Dementia

Are social prescriptions (or a social medicine program) going to become the norm of the future? They have been shown to be beneficial for...

Cannabis Use Trending Upwards With Older Adults

Increasingly, since cannabis was legalized in Canada, the patients speaking to Dr. Jonathan Bertram, a lecturer in the Department of Family and Community Medicine...

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