Pain management and aging loved ones

Pain hurts anyone, anytime. Pain hurts even more for older people whose resilience is lower and who are thinner, frailer, and more sensitive. It’s rather...

Self-care for the eldercaregiver

The vast majority of health care professionals are amazingly dedicated to helping others maintain or regain a healthy lifestyle. Regardless of whether it's a nurse...

The stubborn streak among the aging: Safety issues abound

There is an underlying general truism to the art and science of eldercare: watch for the stubborn streak and learn how to deal with...

Palliative care: An important end of life alternative

The World Health Organization defines palliative care as “...an approach which improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing life-threatening illness,...

VP of Seniors Services ensures the right focus in Winchester

The Winchester District Memorial Hospital (WDMH) is committed to supporting seniors – starting right at the top. Last year, the hospital hired Karl Samuelson,...

Anticipating an aging population

How one Women’s College scientist is helping to prepare our health care system Today’s health care costs make up 46 per cent of Ontario’s budget....

Baycrest opens lab to spark innovations in aging

A slim robot stole the spotlight when Baycrest officially opened its Innovation, Technology and Design Lab (ITD) in late February. The telepresence robot, spanning just...

Therapeutic model enhances standards of care in geriatric psychiatry

When Robert was advised that his wife Marlene, 72, who is living with Alzheimer’s disease, should be transferred from a long-term care facility to...

Unit designed for older patients is ACEing elder care

More than a year ago, leaders at Mount Sinai Hospital stared reality straight in the face: the population was aging. Two-thirds of the hospital’s...

Helping caregivers cope with Alzheimer’s disease

There may not yet be a cure for Alzheimer’s, but a new solution to help caregivers cope with family members who have the disease...

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