• 21 June 2017

    New cancer stats released

    New cancer statistics show that our aging population will influence an increase in cancer diagnoses among Canadians 50 years and older. How to reduce your risk:
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  • 14 June 2017

    Elder abuse

    June 15th is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. The problem of elder abuse should be a concern to us all, yet we often fail to recognize the symptoms.
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  • 7 June 2017

    Men's health matters

    Men's health: Research suggests that men tend to put less focus on their own health and wellbeing than women. The key to optimal aging, is to take an active role in your health.
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  • 1 June 2017

    June is Stroke Awareness Month

    June is Stroke Awareness Month. The McMaster Optimal Aging Portal features evidence-based resources about stroke symptoms, treatment and recovery.
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  • 25 May 2017

    Canada's aging population

    The McMaster Optimal Aging Portal provides evidence-based health information to support Canada's aging population.
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  • 17 May 2017

    Eye health

    May is Vision Health Month. The McMaster Optimal Aging Portal provides evidence-based resources about eye health for older adults.
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  • 9 May 2017

    Be proactive to age well at home

    The McMaster Optimal Aging Portal provides evidence-based insights on healthy aging including tips to remain in your home and live independently for as long as possible.
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  • 27 April 2017

    Caregivers need support

    Many people come to the McMaster Optimal Aging Portal for resources to support caregivers. Read our evidence based resources on caregiving.
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  • 19 April 2017

    What are your end-of-life wishes?

    What are your end-life-wishes? If you do not have an advance care plan in place, perhaps it’s time to start the conversation?
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  • 29 March 2017

    Oral health matters

    The quality of oral health among seniors indicates we need to ‘brush up’ on mouth care. Find out more about the oral health risk factors associated with aging.
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  • 22 March 2017

    Medical marijuana

    Emerging research hints at marijuana’s potential to reduce and possibly replace some pharmaceutical-based medications that many seniors are taking.
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  • 15 March 2017

    The anti-aging mindset

    Research shows that exercise has very positive affects on our health. But does it delay aging? Is it anti-aging? Perhaps it’s this anti-aging mindset that is unhealthy in itself.
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  • 3 March 2017

    Eat well to age well

    March is Nutrition Month. It’s important to consult credible, evidence-based resources to help guide your nutrition choices and separate fact from fiction.
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  • 22 February 2017

    5 Aging myths debunked

    Using high-quality research evidence we can debunk popular aging misconceptions and change the way we think about growing older.
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  • 3 February 2017

    Drug safety for seniors

    Seniors are the highest users of prescription drugs in the Canada. Medication management including adverse drug interactions and side effects are an important concern. Read our research-based resources on this topic.
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  • 27 January 2017

    World Cancer Day

    February 4th is World Cancer Day. Read our evidence-based resources about cancer prevention and treatment options.
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  • 21 January 2017

    Winter health risks for older adults

    During the winter months, snow, ice and cold weather can make life challenging for everyone, but there are some health-related considerations to keep in mind, especially for older adults.
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  • 11 January 2017

    Dementia and antipsychotic medications

    Antipsychotic medications can have serious side affects for dementia patients. Research suggests that non-drug approaches should be considered first.
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  • 3 January 2017

    5 tips to help you age well

    Optimal aging is about long-term considerations and not quick fixes. Here are our top five tips, supported by research evidence, to support your healthy aging goals.
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  • 18 December 2016

    'Tis the season

    Holiday visits and family get togethers create the perfect opportunity for us to really consider whether the older adults in our lives (who we may not see on a regular basis) are safe, happy and healthy. What are some healthy aging concerns to consider?
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