• 28 February 2024

    Beyond longevity, what are the indicators of successful aging

    Discover the true essence of successful aging beyond the conventional metrics as researchers emphasize the subjective perspectives of older adults. A review including the opinions of more than 9,000 older adults highlighted psychological and physical well-being, social connections, and adaptability as key contributors, challenging the notion that longevity alone defines successful aging.
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  • 21 February 2024

    Genetics and dementia: What's the connection?

    In this webinar recording, Drs. Tricia Woo and Anthony Levinson demystify the role that genetics and other non-modifiable risk factors play in a person's risk of developing dementia. Discover the difference between sporadic and familial Alzheimer disease and learn about the role of susceptibility genes in increasing your risk. Learn about genetic testing and who should get a test. Explore how to reduce your risk, delay the onset, or slow the progression of dementia by addressing various modifiable risk factors to reduce damage to the brain and to increase capacity.
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  • 14 February 2024

    Stretching away the pain: How do different stretching exercises compare for knee osteoarthritis?

    Research provides support that stretching exercises can help improve certain symptoms among people with knee osteoarthritis.
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  • 7 February 2024

    Insomnia and sleep disorders: Understanding and managing these as we age

    Sleep problems are common in older adults and can include difficulty falling or staying asleep (insomnia), breathing problems, or abnormal behaviours during sleep. In this webinar recording, geriatric psychiatrist Dr. Sophiya Benjamin provides an overview of both the causes and effects of poor sleep, exploring disorders and medications associated with sleep disturbances. You’ll learn about how sleep problems are assessed and diagnosed, as well as treatment and management strategies, including measures to promote good ‘sleep hygiene’, cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia, and helpful resources.
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  • 31 January 2024

    Cause for concern? Medications and falls in people living with cognitive impairment

    Research addresses questions around side effects related to commonly prescribed cognitive enhancers.
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  • 17 January 2024

    Living with dementia: Non-drug options for pain management

    Pain reduction in people living with dementia. Non-drug options may be a good first step.
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  • 17 January 2024

    Demystifying Depression in Older Adults

    While not a normal part of aging, up to 20% of older adults have symptoms of depression. These rates increase to 40% for those in hospital or living in long-term care. In this webinar recording, psychiatrists Dr. Sophiya Benjamin and Dr. Anthony Levinson discuss late-life depression, its causes and symptoms, how it is assessed and diagnosed, as well as treatment and management strategies, including preventative measures and helpful resources.
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  • 9 January 2024

    Combining health and financial well-being

    Health care insurance plans can vary across the country, and in some cases you may need to have a private insurance or pay out-of-pocket expenses to obtain certain services. Considering the financial insecurity that affects many individuals, how can financial literacy help plan, select and manage health expenses?
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  • 3 January 2024

    New year, new me? Strategies to help achieve your New Year’s resolutions!

    Research points to strategies that can help you quit smoking, exercise more, achieve a healthy weight, and improve your sleep.
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  • 27 December 2023

    A voice assistant at your service

    Personal voice assistants like Apple's Siri, Amazon's Alexa or Google's Assistant are promising to enhance the functional capabilities of people who choose to age in place. But what do we know about their use by older adults?
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  • 20 December 2023

    Non-drug strategies to reduce frailty

    Looking to reduce frailty? Learn what the evidence says about non-drug strategies.
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  • 20 December 2023

    Promoting bone health: Osteoporosis, fracture and falls prevention

    For older adults, a broken bone can be the start of more serious health problems and can lead to long-term changes in mobility. In this webinar recording, Dr. Alexandra Papaioannou discusses the key factors related to bone health as we age and the causes, risks, and consequences of osteoporosis, fractures, and falls.
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  • 13 December 2023

    Breaking bread alone or in company

    What do we know about the impact of eating alone or with others on health and well-being?
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  • 6 December 2023

    Social Media: Can it help you improve your health?

    Health information, advice, and programs are rampant on social media. Do they actually help?
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  • 29 November 2023

    Dementia risk reduction: A how-to guide

    Currently, treatments for dementia are limited. This makes prevention that much more important. The idea that you could do something about your risk of dementia is a relatively new concept. In this webinar, Drs. Anthony Levinson and Richard Sztramko discuss dementia and how you can decrease your personal risk of developing it by addressing various modifiable risk factors. It's never too early or too late to reduce your risk.
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  • 29 November 2023

    Seniors on the campus

    Age-friendly universities must adhere to 10 guiding principles which aim, among other things, at inclusion, civic participation and the personal and professional development of older learners, as well as intergenerational learning and the sharing of expertise. Let's explore the experiences of these universities and the strategies used to adopt the age-friendly principles.
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  • 22 November 2023

    Cardiovascular disease: Can digital technologies help?

    Digital health technologies, like wearable tech, are becoming increasingly popular. But do they help people with cardiovascular disease? Let’s see what the research says.
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  • 15 November 2023

    Overnight care: A reassuring presence

    Finding qualified and trusted staff to care for your loved ones during the day is one thing. But with staff shortages plaguing all employment sectors, finding qualified and trusted staff working night shifts is a big challenge.
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  • 8 November 2023

    3 evidence-based strategies for people living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

    Research highlights three strategies that may improve symptoms and quality of life while living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
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  • 1 November 2023

    Technostress: The 'dark side' of technology in the workplace

    Information and communication technologies (ICT) have long been used in the workplace and have recently seen a new boost due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many workers are encouraged, and under the obligation, to use technologies: computers, softwares, virtual communication platforms, mobile applications. ICT makes work easier, but it can also be stressful and even harmful to health. Are you "technostressed"?
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