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: 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...

Difference Maker: Learn How Advocate/Alzheimer’s Patient Jim Mann Is Challenging Dementia Stereotypes

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Advocate and Alzheimer's patient Jim Mann appeared as a guest speaker at AGE-WELL's National Conference in Vancouver last year. He spoke about how it is important to break the stigma and stereotypes around dementia. 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 be on...

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...

How Challenges Faced By Caregivers Are Growing Along With Our Aging Population

The number of caregivers is expected to increase dramatically in the next decade as an estimated 9.5 million Canadians reach age 65 and over. We are at a critical point where taking steps to ensure they will be supported for the challenges that lie ahead are needed. Janet Fast, professor and research director of aging, policies and practice at the...

Don’t Risk Having Another Painful Shingles Episode With A Vaccine

Most adults over the age of 30 can remember the pain of contracting chicken pox. The isolation from friends, the hideous red spots and the relentless, maddening itch that had parents constantly yelling to “stop scratching!” were the stuff of nightmares. Finally, after the weeks of torment were over, we breathed a sigh of relief knowing we could finally...

15 Health Facts Guys Need To Know About How To Live A Longer Life

Did you know that 85 per cent of Canadian men exceed their daily recommended sodium intake or that smoking doubles the likelihood of a guy experiencing erectile dysfunction? Were you aware that 80 per cent of suicides in Canada are men? These health factoids can be bitter pills to swallow – but men need to listen up. Much of what...

New Research Looks At Who Does Better After Heart Surgery – Men or Women?

Last year, research established heart failure-associated deaths and hospitalizations are higher in women than in men. Today, new research from the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) suggests women are also faring worse than men when it comes to their chances of long-term survival after major heart surgery. “There exists a significant association between female sex and long-term mortality after...

Caregivers And Canada’s Pharmacists Benefit From A Strong, Supportive Relationship

The role of pharmacists has evolved in bold new directions. They are an integral part of the overall healthcare picture in Canada, providing support and resources to the people in their communities. One of the challenges for pharmacists is identifying a family member or friend providing unpaid care to a loved one with a physical, cognitive or mental health condition,...