Geriatrics and Aging

Home care: A fine balance
Home care: A fine balance

Home care workers balance clinical expertise with strong interpersonal skills to deliver spectacular care in the community. Home care may not be new, but with increasing professionalization of the sector, it has evolved, revealing fresh challenges and opportunities. Though home ...


Canada’s role in international dementia study
Canada’s role in international dementia study

Dr. Michael Borrie discussing a patient’s case with clinical trials coordinator Sarah Woolmore-Goodwin. The pressure to advance dementia research is great, with the current estimated 44 million people worldwide with dementia expected to more than triple to 135 million by ...


The future of health care delivery: Telehomecare
The future of health care delivery: Telehomecare

Dr. Goel and his patient Beatrice. As the role of technology in our daily lives grows, more and more Canadians are turning to digital tools to manage their health and well-being.  By empowering Canadians to take control of their health, ...


Initiative aims to improve care for frail elderly patients
Initiative aims to improve care for frail
elderly patients

Dr. David Tal (centre) and Occupational Therapist Neelam Bal (right) meet with patient Diane as part of the First Three Days initiative. St. Joseph’s Health Centre is committed to recognizing the unique needs of patients and improving their experience in ...

Posted: April 24, 2014|Geriatrics and Aging, Patient Care|0 comments

Continence program improves quality of life for seniors
Continence program improves quality of life for seniors

Right to left: Cheryl Raycraft, Administrator at Allendale, Laura Robbs, Continence Nurse, Velvet Tupper, Continence Nurse, Joanne Chen, Manager, Seniors’ Services, Trillium Health Partners. Stigma silences many seniors into keeping their bladder and bowel control issues secret; however a Regional ...


Improving and integrating palliative care
Improving and integrating palliative care

Lise and Dr. Frances Kilbertus worked together to ensure her husband’s wish of dying at home could be granted. Lise didn’t know she had it in her. She didn’t know she had the skills and the strength to grant her ...


Rethinking the traditional hospital model for elder care
Rethinking the traditional hospital model for elder care

Dr. Sinha reviews his patient’s care plan with his team in Mount Sinai’s Acute Care for Elders (ACE) Unit, which offers frail older adults customized care in an elder friendly environment. Photo credit: Kevin Kelly While older adults currently represent ...


Geriatric specialists provide in-home care
Geriatric specialists provide in-home care

Earl Sherriff and his wife, Gert, share a lighter moment in their Kitchener home with Hellen Jarman, a Geriatric Nurse Practitioner (left) and Dr. Nicole Didyk, a Geriatrician. The two geriatric specialists are part of a community outreach service ...

Posted: April 14, 2014|Featured, Geriatrics and Aging|0 comments

New website for seniors struggling with depression
New website for seniors struggling with depression

Dr. Robert Madan led the development of a new website on seniors’ mental health with the support of Evelyn Burns-Weinrib who has experienced late-life depression and is an advocate on the issue. Baycrest Health Sciences has launched a mental health ...


Blood test can predict Alzheimer’s disease
Blood test can predict Alzheimer’s disease

From left, Georgetown researchers Dr. Howard J. Federoff; Amrita K. Cheema, associate professor of oncology and co-director of GUMC's metabolomics shared resource; and Dr. Massimo S. Fiandaca, associate professor of neurology, are among the co-inventors of a blood test ...


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