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22
Feb

Helping Seniors Declutter: How Digitization Clears Space Without Removing Memories.

When I was younger, my mom bought a brand new automatic bread making machine.  The view was that it was going to save her time and allow us to have fresh bread in our house at all times.  This was …

The month of February is host to arguably the most romantic holiday, so it may come as no surprise that February is commonly referred to as the month of love. We mean, who wouldn’t love a holiday where the most …

When you have a parent diagnosed with some form of dementia, people tend to ask you a lot of questions.  One of the most common questions that I hear is “Are you afraid to get dementia when you’re older?” Honestly, …

In Canada, one attempt to define the boom came from David Foot, author of Boom, Bust and Echo: Profiting from the Demographic Shift in the 21st century (1997). He defines a Canadian boomer as someone born from 1947 to 1966, the years that more …

It can be tricky when it’s impossible to pop in every day, but there are still lots of things that you can do to ensure they are safe and supported. Our changing lifestyles and work demands mean that many of …

30
Jan

FLU 2018: MYTHS AND FACTS FOR OLDER ADULTS

You know the flu season is bad when you can’t find anyone to join you at happy hour, dinner, or the movies. They’re all begging off because they have the flu, or don’t want to catch it. All those ”maybe …

What if the majority of senior care could be provided in our homes? What if wearable and other devices could measure what needs to be measured in the bathroom or bedroom? What if smart clothes and brain activity trackers could change …

Older Canadians are popping a lot of pills, but the medications can be doing more harm than good. What are the risks and how can you avoid them? As we get older, we are likely to take more medication.  Multiple …

12
Jan

Health Is the New Wealth: Living Longer, but Are We Living Better?

The Number of Seniors in Canada Exceeds Children under the Age of 15 The number of seniors in Canada is growing and the pace at which Canada’s senior population is aging is not slowing down anytime soon. In 2035, Canada …

This video of two older adults trying to figure out their computer’s webcam was an internet sensation a few years ago. It’s a charming and funny video, but it also highlights the growing popularity of technology among seniors. There are …

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