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Where To Find Help Navigating The Complex, Often Puzzling, Canadian Healthcare System

While not all of us will face a life-changing healthcare crisis – a frightening diagnosis, such as cancer, multiple sclerosis or Alzheimer’s; an elderly parent or partner who needs immediate placement in long-term care; or a loved one with a serious illness – it’s important...

A New Powered Wheelchair Helps Boost Independence For Users, Thanks To New Tech

“A lifesaver.” That’s what powered wheelchair user Herman Witlox calls Braze Mobility’s obstacle-detection system, a new-to-market technology that transforms a regular wheelchair into a “smart” wheelchair. Witlox helped beta-test the Canadian innovation, which is poised to open up the world to people with limited mobility...

Protect Your Brain Health Now To Prevent Memory Loss Later In Life

Healthy aging is a lifelong process. We want to optimize opportunities for improving and preserving all aspects of health: physical, social and mental wellness and independence. We all want to live a long life, but also, a life that is meaningful, with quality to...

Embrace Intimacy And End The Stigma Around Vaginal Dryness, Says Dr. Marla Shapiro

Most women practise a ritualistic skincare regime that involves moisturizing everything from the delicate skin around the eyes to the cracks on the soles of the feet. But what about vaginas? Don’t they deserve a little TLC, too? Now before you roll your eyes and...

Vitamins and Minerals Linked to Mental Health, Says University Of Calgary Researcher

In an era when many people look down at their waistlines to assess nutritional health, Dr. Bonnie Kaplan, a researcher at the University of Calgary, is looking up instead. She calls it “nutrition above the neck.” It’s a field of medical study that is seeing...

Researchers Look To New Drug Therapies To Slow The Progression Of Alzheimer’s

Two recently published research studies are generating buzz for new discoveries about Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia. It’s easy to understand why. The need for fresh treatments is great. According to an Alzheimer's Disease International 2016 report, more than 47 million...

Drink Up: Your Coffee Habit May Have Serious Health Perks

Judging by the latest research, it’s not hard to imagine a day in the near future that coffee producers may start touting the health benefits of the beverage. From improving cognitive abilities to lowering the risk of some types of cancer (like liver, for...

Wearable Technology Gives New Hope For Regaining Mobility After Strokes and Spinal Cord Injuries

Researchers at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute are testing new wearable technology that could “reawaken” muscles of people with paralysis from neurological problems, such as strokes or spinal cord injuries. The shirts and pants will deliver functional electrical stimulation (FES); brief, low-intensity electrical impulses that stimulate...

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...

Why Canadians Are Saying ‘No, Thanks’ To Retirement And Working Longer

More Canadians are choosing to keep working longer and do what they love. Canadian author Margaret Atwood typifies the new attitude toward retirement: Why bother when you love your work? The Handmaid’s Tale, a popular television series based on her 1985 novel, recently wrapped up its...