Worried About Cognitive Decline And Dementia? Take An At-Home Test To Detect Early Symptoms

With dementia rates rising sharply in Canada and around the world, it’s not surprising that researchers have been focusing on ways to spot the condition earlier. Globally, someone is diagnosed with dementia every three seconds and there are 10 million new cases each year – truly alarming statistics. At-home tests have become increasingly popular. One of the latest to be...

Clinical Trials Are Crucial Tools That Lead To Better Patient Outcomes

As a scientist, patient advocate and healthcare consumer, I know clinical trials are essential in the research and development of new treatments that encompass everything from drugs to innovative medical devices, lifestyle changes and other valuable healthcare interventions. While most people think of scientists and doctors developing life-changing treatments, in reality, people like you – healthy people and those of...

Erectile Dysfunction Does Not Mean The End To An Active Sex Life

Michael Russer, now 68, developed erectile dysfunction after surgery for prostate cancer in 2011. “I never really experienced depression, which is a state in which far too many men find themselves stuck,” says the co-founder of CancerIntimacyHelp.com and the Santa Barbara, CA-based CEO of Russer Communication. While depression can cause erectile dysfunction, it’s often the result of it, too. Many men define...

AGE-WELL’s Startup Competition Returns to Recognize Top Innovators In Canada’s Technology And Aging Sector

Are you an entrepreneur or startup with a technology-based solution that can support the health and quality of life of seniors or their caregivers? The AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge is back for another run in 2020. This national competition recognizes top startups and supports entrepreneurship in Canada’s technology and aging sector. Winners will receive $20,000 in cash plus in-kind prizes. Finalists will pitch...

Men Also Suffer From The Devastating Effects Of Osteoporosis, Says Top Expert

“Osteoporosis is the silent disease,” says Dr. Aliya Khan, professor of Clinical Medicine, Endocrinology, Metabolism and Geriatrics at McMaster University. “We also call osteoporosis the ‘silent thief’ because it can destroy a person’s bone structure – wreaking havoc on their overall health and vitality – with little warning. While it’s often considered a woman’s disease, osteoporosis also steals the...

Medical Researchers Focus On The Intrinsic Relationship Between Brain, Heart And Mind

Your brain, heart and mind are intrinsically connected. They depend on one another. When one of them acquires a disease, scientists believe the others are also at increased risk. When you consider that heart disease and disorders of the brain and mind are the leading causes of mortality and disability in Canada, these connections make sense. Research and clinical observations are...

Will A Personal Emergency Device Give You More Confidence At Home?

Circling the earth at an altitude of 20,000 kms, 24 GPS satellites complete two full orbits every day, transmitting the signals that provide location intelligence to billions of devices and applications. Their data has revolutionized the way we move, shop and complete our daily routines. Most critically of all, it is helping save lives. When medical alert systems emerged in...

David Suzuki, 83, Gets Personal About How He Faces The Challenges Of Aging And Finds Joy

David Suzuki has been welcomed into Canadian living rooms since 1970 when he first appeared on television. His passion for the natural world came to the forefront when he took over the role of host of The Nature of Things on CBC in 1979. In September 2020, the show will celebrate its 60th anniversary. Both Suzuki and his popular program...

What To Do When Injuries Strike: Brace Yourself The Right Way And Get Healing

Oh no. It’s happened again. That painful little twitch in your knee has returned. Naturally you want to help the healing process along, but where do you start? While nobody likes to think about getting an injury, it’s comforting to know there are a growing number of options to help you recover quickly and comfortably. Two of the most...

When Asthma Appears Later In Life, You Can Breathe Easier When It Is Managed Well

Chris Haromy has lived with asthma since childhood. He is also a registered respiratory therapist and certified respiratory educator with The Lung Association – Ontario. “I’ve learned to stay on top of my asthma, constantly monitoring my health, taking all of my medication as prescribed, and living a healthy lifestyle.” When he’s not in the office, he is often...