Finalists Announced In AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge, Showcasing Technology-based Solutions For Seniors And Caregivers

Fifteen Canadian startups have been chosen to compete in this year’s AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge, according to an announcement from AGE-WELL on May 28. Finalists will be challenged to explain how their technology-based solution can positively impact older Canadians or their caregivers. Five finalists will compete in each of three virtual events reflecting the broad spectrum of innovation that exists in...

CT Scan Technology May Detect Unknowing Carriers of COVID-19, Says Ottawa Heart Institute

A computerized tomography scan (CT scan for short) uses three-dimensional X-ray technology to create cross-sectional pictures of a patient’s bones, blood vessels and soft tissues. A cardiologist may recommend a scan to detect or monitor a disease or condition of the heart, inform an upcoming procedure or surgery, detect internal injuries, or evaluate the effectiveness of various treatments. Doctors at...

Game Changer! Able Innovations Develops ‘Effortless’ Patient-Transfer Technology

Jayiesh (Jay) Singh was 15 years old when he started volunteering at the long-term care facility where his mother worked. “I got a lot of fulfillment out of it, but I also saw the human side of aging,” he says. In particular, Singh saw the frustrations facing older adults who require help getting in and out of a bed or...

Innovative App Assists With In-Home Recovery Following Knee Replacement Surgery

The number of knee replacement surgeries performed in Canada keeps rising as our population ages—even if many are being postponed during the COVID-19 crisis. Surgeons have perfected the procedure but research show that 80 percent of older adults don’t follow through on their rehab. Physiotherapist Nirtal Shah has seen this in his 15 years at the University of Toronto’s David...

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...

During Self-Quarantine, Keep Moving, Sit Less and Consider Wearing Compression Socks

If you’ve been ignoring your tired, achy or swollen legs because you’re worried compression stockings will make you look frumpy, it’s time to update your thinking. In terms of fashion and feel, they have come a long way. Thirty or 40 years ago, compression stockings “were not the prettiest, not the most comfortable the materials weren't as good,” acknowledges...

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...

What You Need to Know About Orthodontics After Age 45

If your smile is less than dazzling, brace yourself: Adult orthodontics is a hot trend. Today’s materials are lighter, cheaper and more effective than the ‘metal mouth’ options we grew up with. The number of adults choosing to straighten their teeth and improve their smile has increased by 40 percent in the past two decades, according to the American...

Shake Up Your Exercise Routine With Nordic Walking, Ideal For COVID-19 Workouts

As we all know, due to the COVID-19 emergency, gyms, dance studios, indoor pools and recreation centres used for exercise are currently closed. Less physical activity, combined with social distancing, is making many people feel isolated, lethargic and anxious. Fortunately, outdoor exercise is still considered a safe exercise option for most people. In fact, public health experts are encouraging people to get...

Health Canada Approves Butterfly iQ, The World’s First Whole-Body Portable Ultrasound, To Combat COVID-19

COVID-19 has quickly shifted the landscape in Canada, causing concern for public health during a global pandemic. With more than one million cases worldwide and 16,000 in Canada alone, the virus has taken hold of our global community in just a few short months. COVID-19 is highly contagious and many experience common symptoms such as fever, tiredness and dry...