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: 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...

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...

Difference Maker: Mimi Lowi-Young, Chair, AGE-WELL, Discusses Innovations That Benefit Older Canadians

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Mimi Lowi-Young, Chair, AGE-WELL, appeared as a guest speaker at AGE-WELL's National Conference in Vancouver last year. She discussed some of the innovations and technologies that AGE-WELL has been a part of to help older Canadians. 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...

6 Things You Don’t Know About CBD and Pain Management

It can be difficult to deal with the various aches and pains that can come with aging. The older you get, the more medications you are likely to be on to improve your quality of life, but they may come with their own side effects that can cause more problems. If you want to manage pain without dealing with many...

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...

A Registered Dietitian Shares Expert Tips On How To Eat Right After Age 50

Once you hit your 50th birthday, you probably noticed physical changes that were happening. They’re a natural part of aging, but we can help slow down some of those effects with a nutritious diet. With the right vitamins and minerals, you can help keep your body strong and keep doing the things you love, from scenic walks to yoga and...

Get A Jump On The 2019/2020 Flu Season By Getting Your Flu Shot Now

Welcome to the 2019/20 flu season. It arrives each year with a bit of fanfare. Signs that say “Get your flu shot now!” are scattered across hospitals and pharmacies across Canada and a slew of news reports look ahead at what to expect. About 10 to 20 percent of the population will get the flu, sidelining them from daily activities...

Difference Maker: How Researcher Dr. Lili Liu Is Creating New Products And Services For Aging Consumers

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Dr. Lili Liu – Researcher and WHO representative appeared as a guest speaker at AGE-WELL's National Conference in Vancouver last year. She spoke about how she and her team are co-creating products, services and solutions with the new aging consumer to help our future selves. Watch the video for some notable highlights. You can find out more about all the...

Evidence Indicates Unpaid Caregivers May Have An Elevated Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Tending to a sick loved one can be fulfilling, and it can bring deep satisfaction to a caregiver. Paradoxically though, staff at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) believe caregiving—and the psychological, emotional, physical, social and financial stresses that may come with it—also poses health risks for the caregiver. Mounting evidence now suggests caregivers (those who provide informal, unpaid...