How Vitamin D Can Help Bolster Your Immune System And Knock Down Disease

We often hear about how vitamin D helps our body absorb calcium. While it is a key player in bone health, that is not the only role it has in our body. In fact, almost every cell has a vitamin D receptor.1. Vitamin D influences the bones, intestines, immune and cardiovascular systems, pancreas, muscles, and brain.1 It is a fat soluble...

How To Tame The Anxiety And Worries That Dominate Thoughts As We Age

Anxiety problems among older adults is common, but often not recognized, according to CAMH. As we grow older, there can be a tendency to worry about the future – our health, our finances, caregiving responsibilities, whether we can age in place at home, and relationships with family and friends. It’s normal, but up to a point. For someone with...

New Grass-Roots Alliance For Those Living With Rheumatology Conditions Aims to Educate During COVID-19

COVID-19 evokes different images and thoughts depending on who you are and the community to which you belong. I’m part of the rheumatology community, following my diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis in late 2006. In terms of COVID-19, I’m at higher risk than the general population. Within that group, I am at slightly lower risk because I take traditional conventional...

Class Act: Nova Scotia College Offers Adult Day Program To Help Older Rural Residents Stay Connected

For rural residents, getting older is not the same as it is for city folks. That reality compelled the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC), the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA), and a cadre of community organizations to create CORAH, the Centre of Rural Aging and Health. What the founders hope will soon become a hub of activity, ideas and energy...

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...

Adopt Healthier, Post-Holiday Habits By Following Intuitive Eating Principles

The holidays are a wonderful time of the year. You get to spend time with loved ones, take time off work and enjoy special foods. While they bring excitement, the change in routine can also increase stress. With numerous holiday parties and get togethers, holiday eating can make us anxious, vulnerable and leave us with feelings of guilt. As you...

Fight Back Against Phone Fraud By Blocking Robocalls And Scammers With New Technology

Remember when answering the phone was a pleasure? When you looked forward to finding out who was on the line? These days, it feels like a game of Russian roulette. Will it be your favourite sister? An old friend? Someone wanting to clean your air ducts? Or, worse yet, a sophisticated telephone fraudster bent on scamming you, or someone...

Amintro App Helps Connect Older Adults And Ease Social Isolation During COVID-19

Aside from trips to the grocery store or doctor’s office, COVID-19 has confined many Canadians to their homes. A staple of daily life – human interaction – has been greatly diminished. But for older adults, social isolation can be a daily challenge, regardless of the pandemic. Over time this can affect mental and physical health. Charlene Nadalin with her mother...

CAMH Experts Shine A Light on Promoting Mental Health In Later Years

In this Q&A with CAMH's leading experts in late-life mental health, we explore the mental health concerns that affect older Canadians and how CAMH researchers are addressing these issues. Dr. Bruce G. Pollock heads all aspects of CAMH’s research as vice president of research. He has been newly named as the inaugural Peter and Shelagh Godsoe Chair in Late-Life Mental Health...

15 Finalists Announced In the AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge: Startup Edition

Fifteen Canadian startups have been selected to compete in the AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge: Startup Edition. The competition is for startups whose technologies or services can improve quality of life for older adults or their caregivers. Finalists will be challenged to explain how their technology-based solution can positively impact older Canadians and/or caregivers. Five finalists will compete in each of three...