Missing In Action: Why Is Advertising Ignoring Adults Over The Age of 50?

Fast Company hit the nail on the head recently when it published a piece entitled, “Why is marketing to seniors so terrible?” It’s a battle cry we at YouAreUNTLD have been spearheading since our launch 18 months ago. We believe that society’s stereotypes about getting older have little to do with reality and, while we are working to change that...

What’s the Plan? For LGBTQ Canadians, Financial Planning Has Different Wrinkles

Yes, I’m that guy. The one who Googles things like “how to catch up on your savings” and “gay retirement”—then stews about it for the rest of the day. My partner is the opposite, a saver since birth, always quizzing me on how my RSPs are doing when we have our financial “discussions” (read: deserved chastisement). Because we’re not married,...

Coping With The Challenges Of Adult Children Taking Care Of Aging Parents

My father spent the last years of his life in a long-term care residence, suffering from dementia. My brother was his primary caregiver, which means he took greater responsibility for our father’s day-to-day care. I was involved more as a manager of social support. I communicated with the service providers and sometimes advocated on his behalf with his dietician,...

Be Part Of History on May 5! Help Set A World Record For The Most Osteoporosis Screenings In 24 Hours

Osteoporosis is often called ‘the silent disease’ because bone loss can’t be seen or felt. It’s time to raise awareness and break the silence around this important issue. That will happen on Sunday, May 5, when we’ll make some noise and loudly cheer on Amgen Canada as it hosts Break Records, Not Bones – a unique event that is the...

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...

Columnist Robert Hawke Reflects On The Destruction Of Notre Dame And Its Bigger Lessons

Notre Dame is ruined. For 700 years, it stood over Paris in beauty and elegance. When I was a much younger, skinnier man, I was in Paris and went with friends to famed cathedral and stood in awe of it. It was one of those moments when I knew that I was seeing something that was more beautiful than I...

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...

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...

Could You Recognize The Urgent Warning Signs Of A Blood Clot?

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You’ve just returned home following hospitalization for surgery, when you notice your leg is swollen, and it is warm and sensitive to touch. Your initial thoughts are you bumped it in an unfamiliar space, or worse, it’s an infection. But do you consider the possibility of a blood clot? If you are like the majority of Canadians, you don’t know...

CAMH Researchers Find New Ways To Treat Late-Life Depression

Late life is full of transitions, such as retirement and physical changes. For some people, these changes can cause stress that can lead to developing late-life depression. Finding effective ways to treat depression among older people is critical because depression may pose added risks at this stage of life, including a greater risk of developing dementia. CAMH researchers are conducting...