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Dementia care in Canada: Implementation considerations and the lived experience perspective

By Ashley Baddeley and Tamara Rader More than 700,000 Canadians are currently living with dementia, a syndrome that leads to progressive memory loss and a...

Benzodiazepine use in older adults

By Sunjeev Uthayakumar, Stephanie Lau, Andrew Tu, and Certina Ho What are Benzodiazepines? Benzodiazepines are often listed as one of the most prescribed or dispensed drug...

Tech literacy program helps older adults stay healthy and engaged

By Arielle Ricketts   Blanche Morris admits that she didn’t always understand computers. But since participating in Tech Coaches’ Digital Literacy workshop offered through the Centre for Aging...

The Pharmacist’s role on home healthcare teams

By Jasmine Gill In Canada, the rising costs of delivering tertiary care health services and an aging population have prompted a shift towards optimizing primary...

Seniors DANCE program waltzes across Canada

Throughout her retirement, Joanne Weeks always stayed active and attended weekly fitness classes. But when the pandemic hit, the classes were cancelled. Weeks noticed...

New online calculator can help predict death and need for end-of-life care for frail older adults

A new risk calculator can help predict how long an older adult will live, and support end-of-life planning. The method used to develop the...

Seniors are not the problem – they are part of the solution

By John Muscedere and John Puxty COVID-19 has framed older Canadians as frail and vulnerable during the pandemic – for good reason.  The pandemic has...

Why healthy aging must be the upshot of the COVID-19 pandemic

By John Muscedere Last month, while the world was distracted by political turmoil and the pandemic’s roaring second wave, a very significant proclamation came and...

Adult day and overnight stay care program cares for seniors and their caregivers

By Nikki Jhutti Twelve years ago, Noreen Peters married the love of her life, Jim. “He’s a fun loving guy, he’s a joker and he has...

Workshop for nursing students tackles ‘reality shock’ in dementia care

By Rebecca Ihilchik Ben Hartung is no stranger to dementia care. With a mother who’s a nurse and grandparents who lived with dementia, he was...

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