Dementia ranks as Ontarians’ top concern as they age

When it comes to aging, 67 per cent of Ontarians say dementia or cognitive decline is a top concern according to a new online...

Hydration for the elderly in long-term care residences

By Dale Mayerson and Karen Thompson Water is essential for life and humans cannot live more than a few days without it. Water comprises about...

Enhancing the lives of seniors – The Ottawa Experience

By Michaela Berniquez What images come to mind when thinking about community? Strolling around, admiring the neighbors’ gardens, seeing children play, walking to work or...

Pharmacy services in residential senior care

By Susan C. Jenkins Seniors use more prescription medications than any other group in Canada, partly because older people are more likely to have more...

One in four Canadian seniors on 10 or more prescription drugs

By Julie Bortolotti It isn’t surprising to hear that as people get older, they require prescription medication to help address medical conditions associated with aging....

Screening for impaired vision in older adults: New Canadian guideline

A new Canadian guideline for impaired vision in older adults recommends against primary care screening of older adults not reporting concerns about their vision....

Award-winning program helps patients move safely from hospital to home

Learnings from the Seamless Transitions: Hospital to Home approach prompted the Mississauga Halton CCAC to develop ‘My Story’ – a personalized information package that...

Unique exercise program for seniors

By Ania Basiukiewicz Research suggests that falls are the leading cause of injuries among older adults, such that 20 to 30 per cent of older...

Cart full of fun helps seniors ACE their hospital stay

By James Wysotski For patients on St. Michael’s Acute Care of the Elderly Unit, the new activity cart helps pass time more enjoyably. For their caregivers,...

Working in partnership to help frail seniors extend their ability to live at home

By Patti Enright Eighty-nine years young, Lenore lives alone in a seniors’ apartment in Don Mills. Her goal is to remain there for as long...

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