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Pilot Project Allows Nova Scotians To Age At Home With Google Home Device

As winter 2017 was approaching, John Hamblin decided to head south to Arizona. The Halifax entrepreneur expected to breathe a little easier in the dry, desert heat and spend well-earned down time relaxing in the blazing sun. Instead, he found himself actively reaching out...

How To Add More Plant-Based Foods To Your Diet, As Per Canada’s Updated Food Guide

When Canada’s Food Guide was updated in January 2019, some people were surprised to see a shift to a more plant-based diet. While the move upset the dairy industry in particular, Health Canada defended the move and said it was revised based on the best...

Breaking Down Barriers To Health Care in Canada With Web-Based Tools

Limited access to specialist care is a major barrier to health care in Canada. But what started as a pilot project by two frustrated doctors from Ontario is now prompting healthcare providers to rethink the traditional (and time consuming) consultant referral model. Champlain BASE is...

Bridging The Gap Between Caregivers And Pharmacists Is Essential In The Care Journey

Caregivers play a crucial role in providing unpaid care to a loved one with a physical, cognitive or mental health condition. Canada’s 8.1 million caregivers know these duties are both a rewarding and challenging experience that requires careful coordination with multiple entities, from health...

A Daughter Reveals How A Dementia Diagnosis Rocked Her Family’s World

You might think you know what to expect when you hear the word “dementia,” and then – when you’re confronted with it in real life – you realize how little you knew. This disease turned my parents’ world upside down and, for awhile, mine too....

Here Comes The Sun: Are You Ready To Protect Your Skin Against ‘Age Spots’?

Few people are overjoyed with the aging process, but even less so if age spots show up. Fortunately, a wide variety of treatment options can remove these pesky-but-harmless dark areas on your skin, according to dermatologist Meryl Joerg of Advanced Dermatology P.C.  Colloquially called liver...

Music Helps Those Living With Dementia By Hitting All The Right Notes

When words fail, music speaks. Currently, 564,000 Canadians are living with dementia. According to the Alzheimer Society Canada, that number will increase by another 66 percent by 2031. While the causes of dementia are not fully known, studies show the power of music can be benefit...

Olympian Mark Tewksbury Talks About Life As An Openly Gay Man As He Hits A Milestone

Twenty years to the day he made history as Canada’s first openly gay Olympian, Mark Tewksbury returned to the Toronto theatre for his one-man show, Mark Tewksbury - 50 & Counting, where, on December 15, 1998, the athlete went public about his sexuality. The...

In his new book, Bolder, author Carl Honoré rethinks aging and challenges us to do the same

Carl Honoré captured the zeitgeist with his international bestseller, ">In Praise of Slow. Now he tackles another emerging global movement, the new reality of aging. In ">Bolder: Making the Most of Our Longer Lives, he challenges us to examine our approach to—and attitudes about—later life. His...

10 Ways Caregivers Can Choose Joy And Still Live Life To The Fullest From Author Helene Berger

Just months after their 50th wedding anniversary, Helene Berger’s husband, Ady, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. When he heard the news, he said that he didn’t want to live anymore. From that moment on, Helen was determined to find creative ways to make their lives as...