• 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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  • 10 December 2016

    Caregiver concerns

    Addressing the needs of older adults is a critical healthcare priority. Caregivers play a vital role in this area, and take a huge weight off our health system. Read our Blog Posts about caregiving.
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  • 4 December 2016

    Flu watch

    Flu season is now in full swing. Health officials across the country are encouraging Canadians to get the influenza vaccine, given mounting research evidence supporting the benefits of the flu shot.
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  • 28 November 2016

    A prescription for optimal aging

    With mounting evidence indicating the significant benefits of exercise and nutrition for optimal aging, these considerations are becoming doctors' orders.
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  • 19 November 2016

    Flex your muscles!

    Is muscle loss an unavoidable part of getting older? Find out how exercise can help with frailty and functional decline. Flex those muscles and stay active!
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  • 11 November 2016

    Digital Health Week

    Inspired by Digital Health Week, we've compiled the top resources from the McMaster Optimal Aging Portal about information health technology.
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  • 4 November 2016

    November is Fall Prevention Month

    Falls are a serious issue for older adults. Read our evidence-based resources about falls prevention.
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