• 4 October 2023

    Joy, an emotion that transcends the age barrier

    Joy among older adults has received little attention in the scientific literature, even though it is highlighted as being important to older adults themselves in terms of health and well-being.
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  • 6 September 2023

    Judo for older adults: Learning to fall (safely)

    Almost a third of Canadians aged 60 and over are at risk of at least one fall each year. Falls are always unpredictable and can leave serious consequences for older adults. Can the practice of judo help prevent fall-related injuries among older adults?
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  • 14 June 2023

    Grey nomads: Aging optimally on the road

    For more than two decades, Australia has seen a growing community of "grey nomads" who travel independently and for extended periods in their caravan or motor home. A nomadic lifestyle can reveal some challenges when it comes to chronic disease management. What lessons can we learn from Australia's grey nomads with type 1 and 2 diabetes?
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  • 31 May 2023

    Are you a fan of medical TV series?

    People of all ages devour medical tv series, which have been part of the television landscape for decades. These programs can have an effect on the knowledge, perceptions and health behaviours of viewers, but these findings must be taken with a grain of salt.
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  • 19 April 2023

    Immersive virtual reality: An innovative solution to support the well-being of older adults

    Immersive virtual reality allows users to experience a computer-generated environment as if it were real. This technology uses a headset that follows the user's head movements, creating a realistic sense of presence in a virtual world. Explore how immersive virtual reality can support the well-being of older adults.
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  • 21 March 2023

    Moving to a new home: bet on leisure to adapt quickly!

    Adjusting to a new home is not easy. Leaving your home, your memories and your habits is anxiety-provoking. Many fear having to rebuild everything elsewhere: create a new social network, develop a sense of belonging, maintain independence, find new activities. Do you believe that leisure can be a promising solution to help you adapt to a new home?
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  • 8 February 2023

    Coping strategies for memory loss

    Older adults, whether cognitively impaired or not, use three types of strategies to cope with memory loss: external, internal and behavioural strategies.
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  • 25 January 2023

    My memories, my digital heritage

    Many seniors suffer from physical or mental health problems such as depression, anxiety or loneliness. Aging can also be accompanied by a decrease in autonomy and a sense of loss of identity. Does the ability to tell one's story in a digital format improve the well-being of older adults?
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  • 18 May 2022

    Staying safe in and around water

    Swimming and water fitness are often encouraged to promote health for people with chronic conditions. But being in and around water requires some precautions.
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  • 3 November 2021

    Competitive sports can be healthy at all ages

    Competitive sports can be done at all ages. But what is known about the factors influencing older athletes to take part in competitive sports?
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  • 19 October 2021

    Learn a new language to train your brain and more

    There is no age to learn a new language. Learn about the benefits of learning a new language on the quality of life and cognitive abilities in healthy older adults.
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  • 16 June 2021

    Boost your social life through physical activity

    Dancing, aerobic, weight training, Nordic walking, aqua-fitness classes… We all know the benefits of physical activity for improving our cardiorespiratory capacities or increasing our muscle mass. But did you know that physical activity could also have beneficial effects on your social health?
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  • 6 January 2021

    Let’s get visual! The “art” of improving cognitive ability and mental wellbeing

    Can leaning into your “artsy” side enhance your cognitive health? See what the evidence has to say about the use of visual art therapy for people with different levels of cognitive health.
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  • 30 December 2020

    The untold story inside you

    Do you suffer from depression, social isolation or chronic conditions? Wondering how to get through the winter, confined in your home because of COVID-19? Could writing help you get out of the winter gloom, or even improve your physical and mental health?
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  • 16 December 2020

    Board games for your health and well-being

    Many older adults are fans of board games because they are fun recreational activities that allow them to maintain social contacts. But what is known about the effects of board games on the quality of life or physical and cognitive functions of older adults?
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  • 20 May 2020

    Urban green spaces designed for all generations

    If you live in the city, many urban green spaces, such as parks and trails, are available to enjoy in your neighbourhood. Learn about all the benefits of using and promoting the use of urban green spaces.
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  • 25 March 2020

    Reading to escape isolation

    In this troubled time when we are isolated, but also bombarded with stressful information, we must find solutions to entertain ourselves and escape (if only for a moment) from this reality. Could reading be part of the solution?
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  • 1 January 2020

    There can’t be too many cooks: Kitchen collectives to feed your needs

    Most Canadians eat out once a week or more, because it is more convenient, they don't have time, don't like to, or don't know how to cook. Some initiatives, such as collective kitchens, have been launched here and abroad to meet the nutritional, economical and social needs of people in the community.
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  • 28 August 2019

    Day centers: Safe and stimulating environments for older adults living with a loss of autonomy

    Many older adults and caregivers are benefiting from day centres, which offer programs of activities in professional care settings. Learn about the purposes of day centres, who benefits from them and how are they perceived.
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  • 3 July 2019

    Don’t go for broke : Addressing gambling-related harms

    Though most people gamble safely for entertainment, there is an emerging concern about gambling-related harms among some individuals and communities. There is a need to consider what changes could be made to reduce gambling-related harms and better support those at risk of problem-gambling behaviours.
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