6 Essential Apps to Support Caregivers

The number of Canadians providing informal care to a family member or friend is staggering. There are more than eight million people fulfilling that role, according to the Canadian Caregiver Coalition. As our country's population ages, caregivers are turning to their smartphones to keep track of medication, doctors’ appointments, or simply asking for a hand with a home-cooked meal. Looking...

Shining a Light on the Unique Health Issues of Menopausal Women

Too often, the unique health issues of aging women are overlooked. An estimated five million women are of menopausal age in Canada. As the population ages, the need for specialized care will continue to grow. To address the challenge, the Mount Sinai’s Mature Women’s Health Program in Toronto is celebrating a $2 million dollar funding milestone, which will be used to...

Ottawa Heart Institute Debuts State-of-the-Art Facility

Robotics, 3-D imaging, and new operating rooms aim to address soaring demand for critical cardiac care The University of Ottawa Heart Institute was out of space and out of time as it struggled to deal with the increased need for cardiac care with an aging population. It needed to grow and right away. That sparked an ambitious expansion, featuring a...

Wheelchair Users Enjoy New Freedom, Thanks to “Smart” Sensors from Braze Mobility

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“Cars have sensors. Why can’t wheelchairs?” That was the question that consumed Dr. Pooja Viswanathan for almost a decade – so much so that she started Braze Mobility, a company that manufactures sensors for wheelchairs. As its CEO and co-founder, she is helping to revolutionize the industry and make the world a safer, more accessible place for people with disabilities. Seeking...

Battle of Wits: Preventing Dementia

How to Detect, Delay and Even Prevent Cognitive Decline With dementia affecting more than half a million Canadians, many of us have seen its impact firsthand in a parent, a relative or a friend. I definitely have – and wrote recently about my experience in this article. Thus, when I say it’s perfectly natural to feel bleak when someone in...

The Gift of Caring for Others

There's something special about caring for others that goes beyond altruism. Helping others can have real health benefits, including increased happiness, a reduction in depression and a sense of positive personal growth. Enjoy some of our favourite quotes about caregiving and its benefits below.