Elder orphans: Aging alone

Elder orphans will demand different services to fill different needs By Susan Hyatt New trends generate new terms and one you are going to hear a...

Addressing an affliction of the aging population: loneliness

By Shelley Gilberg The astonishing rise in our average lifespan over the last century – from an average of 50 to 80 years and beyond...

What do student housing and quality of life for seniors have in common?

By Rebecca Morris When most of us think about student housing we think of crowded student dorms, basement suites or shared off-campus housing. For many...

Improving the quality of life of seniors one sense at a time

By Dr. Chantal Backman, Michelle Crick, Danielle Cho-Young, Megan Scharf The world’s senior population is growing fast. In 2015, there were approximately 900 million people...

Seniors safety in continuing care and the need for a holistic approach

By Lara Croll The issue of seniors’ safety in continuing care has gained significant media attention across Canada over the past few years, in part...

The brain on music: A dementia perspective

By Chelsea Mackinnon “This song brings me so many emotions,” said Sally*, a long-term care resident who was listening to one of her all-time favourite...

National senior strategy needed to improve access to healthcare for all Canadians

By Dr. Laurent Marcoux Healthcare in Canada has been a tremendous contributor to the success of our nation. From the people working in it and...

Seniors in transition: The right care in the right place for the right patient

By Riley Denver Canada is in the middle of a demographic shift that will impact health system decisions for the foreseeable future. For the first time,...

Why we need improved oral health in hospital, home care and long-term care services

By Mary McNally Some years ago, a retired university professor visited my dentistry practice. He was fit and had a pleasant smile. He hadn’t seen...

Virtual reality and dementia care

By Ilan Mester Imagine walking into a long-term care facility where residents living with dementia have access to headsets that immerse them into a...

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