Remote Patient Monitoring Service From Cloud DX Gives Caregivers Peace of Mind

For a generation of caregivers for whom it’s innate to use technology as a means to connect, communicate and organize their lives, the ability to remote monitor the health of a loved one is a logical next step. That’s the idea behind Cloud DX’s new Family Connect, which not only enables those with a chronic illness to monitor their vitals...

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...

Study Examines How Technology Helps People Balance Careers And Caregiving

Three years ago, Tammy Smye* reached the breaking point. She’d spent years juggling two jobs while caring for her husband, whose chronic health issues left him unable to work. The emotional and physical exhaustion finally triggered a mental health crisis and she had to take a three-month leave from work. “Basically, I burnt myself out,” she says. Smye’s situation is not...

Calling All Startups: AGE-WELL Challenges Aging And Technology Innovators To Compete For $15,000

AGE-WELL is launching its annual National Impact Challenge – with a twist. This year’s competition focuses on Canadian startups whose technologies or services can improve quality of life for older adults or their caregivers. The AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge: Startup Edition will recognize top start-ups in Canada’s technology and aging sector, and support entrepreneurship that focuses on healthy aging. Applicants from...

TELUS Ventures Invests In Moving Bold Ideas Forward In Healthcare

TELUS Ventures is investing in three Canadian precision medicine and diagnostics-focused start-ups as part of its larger goal to help develop exciting, new health technologies with the potential to improve the health outcomes of people across Canada and around the world through the delivery of customized and timely patient care. TELUS Ventures has more than 30 other active investment companies...

Could You Recognize The Urgent Warning Signs Of A Blood Clot?

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You’ve just returned home following hospitalization for surgery, when you notice your leg is swollen, and it is warm and sensitive to touch. Your initial thoughts are you bumped it in an unfamiliar space, or worse, it’s an infection. But do you consider the possibility of a blood clot? If you are like the majority of Canadians, you don’t know...

CAMH Researchers Find New Ways To Treat Late-Life Depression

Late life is full of transitions, such as retirement and physical changes. For some people, these changes can cause stress that can lead to developing late-life depression. Finding effective ways to treat depression among older people is critical because depression may pose added risks at this stage of life, including a greater risk of developing dementia. CAMH researchers are conducting...

Exploring The Latest News Around Heart Health And Cannabis

Legalized marijuana is now a reality in Canada. This opening up of legal access will have a variety of health implications. In addition, marijuana is increasingly prescribed for much of what ails us, from the pain and inflammation of osteoarthritis to a host of other conditions, many of which affect seniors – the same people who are at greatest...

Are You Eating Smart For Your Heart?

Most likely you know someone affected by heart disease. Today, about 2.4 million Canadian adults (that is one in 12 people) suffer from conditions such as coronary artery disease, hypertension, angina, arrhythmias, and heart failure.(1)  Certainly there are some risk factors that you cannot control such as your age, gender, and genes. But what about the risk factors that you...

Snore No More: How I Hooked Up For Life With A CPAP Device And Finally Slept Well

I well remember the day I cycled home with my new Continuous Positive Air Pressure (CPAP) device because I tangled with a pedestrian and ended up in Emergency getting stitches in my forehead. Ouch. So my first week as a CPAP-user was all strap and tape and bandages on a very swollen face. Add in my retainer and ear plugs,...