Banish Restless Nights: How to Get Better Sleep After Age 50

Restless nights, early waking, and trouble falling asleep are common complaints after age 50. Sleep issues seem to worsen. Yet, sleep needs don’t change for older adults. The body still needs an average of seven to eight hours of sleep. However, it seems to be more of a challenge to get it. You transition through five sleep stages throughout the...

Difference Maker: Meet Dr. Frank Knoefel, A Researcher Who Is Changing The Conversation Around Aging

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Meet Dr. Frank Knoefel, clinical scientist, Bruyère Research Institute, physician and AGE-WELL researcher appeared as a guest speaker at AGE-WELL's National Conference in Vancouver last year. He spoke about how the technologies and advances of the Bruyère Research in Ottawa are helping aging Canadians stay at home as long as possible. Watch the video for some notable highlights. You can find...

Difference Maker: Watch Caregiver And Advocate Ron Beleno Talk About Aging in Place

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Advocate and caregiver Ron Beleno appeared as a guest speaker at AGE-WELL's National Conference in Vancouver last year. He spoke about how the AGE-WELL community has provided him with strategies and solutions for aging in place as a caregiver. Watch the video for some notable highlights. You can find out more about all the important work AGE-WELL is doing here. More experts...

10 Ways Caregivers Can Choose Joy And Still Live Life To The Fullest From Author Helene Berger

Just months after their 50th wedding anniversary, Helene Berger’s husband, Ady, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. When he heard the news, he said that he didn’t want to live anymore. From that moment on, Helen was determined to find creative ways to make their lives as fulfilling for as long as possible as he battled the disease. Her journey is chronicled...

Understanding Prevention and Pain Management Due to Degenerative Disc Disease

It would be logical to assume that degenerative disc disease – one of the most common spine problems in older adults – is actually a disease. However, this progression of changes in spinal discs due to injury, wear and tear, and aging isn’t a disease at all, but a sometimes-preventable condition that can lead to chronic pain, according to...

Difference Maker: Watch Michael Tamblyn, CEO, Rakuten Kobo, Explain The Transition to Digital E-Books

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Michael Tamblyn, CEO, Rakuten Kobo, appeared as a guest speaker at AGE-WELL's National Conference in Vancouver last year. He spoke how the transition from analog to digital in e-books are being driven by older adults. Watch the video for some notable highlights. You can find out more about all the important work AGE-WELL is doing here. More experts and disruptors will...

AGE-WELL To Receive $21.9 Million In Federal Funds To Improve Quality of Life For Older Adults And Caregivers

AGE-WELL NCE Inc. (Aging Gracefully across Environments using Technology to Support Wellness, Engagement and Long Life) welcomes today’s announcement that AGE-WELL’s funding has been renewed through the federal Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) program to the end of fiscal year 2022-2023. AGE-WELL will receive $21.9 million over three years—a significant investment that will help Canada respond to the needs...

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...

Be Kind To Your Heart This Summer With These Sun-Savvy Tips

Stay safe and have fun in the sun this summer. Before you grab your sun glasses and beach towel, you’ll want to read these heart smart tips first. THE HEART AND THE HEAT Dr. Jennifer Reed is the director of the Exercise Physiology and Cardiovascular Health Lab at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. She’s also an assistant professor in the...

Difference Maker: Hear Dr. Pooja Viswanathan of Braze Mobility Explain How Older Adults Can Maintain Independence

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Dr. Pooja Viswanathan, CEO and Co-Founder of Braze Mobility appeared as a guest speaker at AGE-WELL's National Conference in Vancouver last year. See how she created a new technology to help power wheelchairs and scooters detect obstacles, helping older adults increase their spatial awareness and maintain their independence. Watch the video for some notable highlights. You can find out more...