• 11 June 2024

    Vision as we age: Understanding common eye conditions

    As we age, our eyes undergo natural changes, and the risk of certain eye disorders increases. In this webinar recording, Dr. Nina Ahuja discusses the most common and significant eye conditions affecting older adults, including an overview of cataracts, glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy. Get a clear understanding of these conditions, their symptoms, and the latest treatment options.
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  • 29 May 2024

    What is Alzheimer disease?

    In this 2-minute video, Dr. Anthony Levinson gives an overview of Alzheimer disease, its prevalence, signs and symptoms, and the difference between normal age-related cognitive changes and dementia.
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  • 15 May 2024

    Asthma and aging

    Asthma is a chronic condition that affects the airways in the lungs. These airways become inflamed and narrow, leading to symptoms such as shortness of breath, wheezing, chest tightness, and coughing. In this 5-minute video, Dr. Imran Satia, discusses what asthma is, how it is treated, and the progression and management of both early and late-onset asthma as we age.
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  • 1 May 2024

    What is sepsis?

    Sepsis is a life-threatening medical condition triggered by the body’s extreme response to an infection. Most recent estimates indicate there are over 75,000 cases of sepsis per year in Canada, leading to 18,000 deaths. In this two-minute video, critical care physician Dr. Alison Fox-Robichaud describes sepsis, who is most at risk, and how it can be prevented.
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  • 16 April 2024

    What is stroke?

    In this 3-minute video, Dr. Ada Tang, Assistant Dean of Rehabilitation Science, explains what you need to know about stroke, including signs, prevention, and rehabilitation.
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  • 3 April 2024

    What is inflammatory bowel disease?

    Inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, is a term for two conditions (Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis) that are characterized by chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, and impacts 1 in 140 Canadians. While commonly confused with irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, it is very different. In this 2-minute video, Dr. Neeraj Narula, a gastroenterologist, explains what IBD is and what is known about what might cause it.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 14 June 2023

    Treating hypertension: How low should blood pressure be with medication?

    In this 2-minute video, Dr. Richard Sztramko discusses what blood pressure targets should be for those being treated with medications for hypertension and some of the considerations that impact those targets, such as orthostatic hypotension.
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  • 7 June 2023

    Vegetarian diets as we age

    In this 2-minute video, Dr. Megha Poddar discusses important considerations for older adults on plant-based diets or for those considering adopting a vegetarian diet.
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  • 31 May 2023

    Prediabetes: A touch of sugar?

    Once called 'a touch of sugar', Diana Sherifali, PhD, describes prediabetes and its symptoms in this 2-minute video.
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  • 24 May 2023

    Acupuncture: Potential uses, risks and side effects

    In this 4-minute video, Enoch Ho discusses what conditions acupuncture is thought to work for, the potential risks, and other considerations when undergoing acupuncture treatment.
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  • 17 May 2023

    Insomnia: Non-medication treatment strategies

    In this 2-minute video, Dr. Tricia Woo talks about non-medication strategies to treat insomnia.
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  • 10 May 2023

    Supplementing with vitamin D? What you should know

    In this 2-minute video, Dr. Alexandra Papaioannou discusses how to safely supplement with vitamin D and the risks associated with excess amounts.
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  • 2 May 2023

    Potential surgical complications from alcohol use

    In this 3-minute video, Dr. Leslie Martin discusses the potential surgical complications for those who drink alcohol in the days or weeks before surgery.
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  • 26 April 2023

    What is frozen shoulder?

    In this 2-minute video, Dr. Raj Carmona discusses what frozen shoulder is and what its three distinct phases are.
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  • 5 April 2023

    Mental Health: Is there an app for that?

    With over 10,000 mental health and wellness apps now available, how do you know where to start? Learn how to evaluate them and discover the top apps experts recommend with psychiatrist Dr. Anthony Levinson.
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