C’mon Get Happy! 17 Ways To Add More Joy To Your World

After decades of focusing on topics like depression and anxiety, psychology has finally turned its attention to a sunnier subject – that of happiness. It’s about time. Getting serious about getting happy is important to our mental and physical well-being. Those who view life looking on the sunny side of things are healthier, more successful, have more fun in the...

What You Should Eat To Boost And Maintain A Healthy Brain

The research is clear. Nutrition has a huge impact on brain health. Eating the right foods, and in the right combination, can help you build new brain cells, preserve or enhance memory and possibly prevent disease1. A diet rich in fish, whole grains, and fruits and vegetables can help to maintain your brain health and may even reduce the...

Difference Maker: Noureddin Chahrour of Adrenalease Shows How New Clothing Technology Can Address Pain

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Noureddin Chahrour, Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Adrenalease appeared as a guest speaker at AGE-WELL's National Conference in Vancouver last year. Hear from Noureddin on how her company's clothing technology helps with posture support and alleviates back, neck and shoulder pain for older adults and caregivers. Watch the video for some notable highlights. You can find out more about all...

15 Health Facts Guys Need To Know About How To Live A Longer Life

Did you know that 85 per cent of Canadian men exceed their daily recommended sodium intake or that smoking doubles the likelihood of a guy experiencing erectile dysfunction? Were you aware that 80 per cent of suicides in Canada are men? These health factoids can be bitter pills to swallow – but men need to listen up. Much of what...

AGE-WELL Conference Spotlights Exploring the Future of Technology and Aging

AGE-WELL’s 5th annual conference attracted more than 300 researchers, trainees, older adults, caregivers and partners from industry, government and the community who all share a goal: to support healthy aging through the development of technology-based solutions. Held on Oct. 22-24 in Moncton, the event showcased an extraordinary range of technologies being created by researchers and entrepreneurs supported by AGE-WELL, Canada’s...

Put Your Best Foot Forward And Find Fashionable Shoes Perfect For Aging Feet

Thanks to a lifetime of being hard on one’s feet and also physiological changes, foot pain and related issues become more common with age. While some of the foot problems older adults face can be similar to those experienced by younger adults, they can be caused by different reasons. Dr. Brad Sonnema, president of the Canadian Podiatric Medical Association, explains...

Changing The Future of Aging Through Innovative Technologies At The 2018 AGE-WELL Conference

In Vancouver last October, exhibitors at the AGE-WELL annual conference understood that Canada’s aging population continues to look for innovative ways to improve the aging experience, empower their independence and provide more choices. The creativity and ingenuity of these exhibitors demonstrated their devoted to creating a better quality of life for older adults and caregivers while generating social and...

A Group of Older Runners On Salt Spring Island Achieve Personal Bests and Podium Finishes

Is there something in the water, or is it the idyllic island setting off the coast of B.C.? Science, perhaps? Salt Spring Island, located in the Strait of Georgia between mainland BC and Vancouver Island, is home to a group of senior athletes who call themselves 'The Sneakers.' They are redefining what it means to be active. Led by their...

The Sweet Spot: Weekly Sex Keeps the Love Alive For Long-Term Couples

  Sex & Relationships: Q&A with psychologist Amy Muise Have you ever worried about how to maintain sexual desire and satisfaction over the long haul? Who hasn’t? I recently spoke to Amy Muise, assistant professor of psychology at York University, about her research with long-term romantic couples. The good news? Keeping things hot is easier than we think. There are statistics suggesting...

Shoppers Drug Mart Shakes Up Medical Cannabis Market

Canada’s more than 300,000 medical cannabis patients now have a new ally when filling their prescriptions. In September, Health Canada approved Shoppers Drug Mart’s application to become a licensed producer (LP) of medical cannabis under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR). The approval paved the way for Canada’s largest drugstore chain to fill medical cannabis prescriptions through...