• 19 June 2024

    Battling social isolation and loneliness from home

    Making connections! Looking at the impacts of home-based strategies for improving social connectedness and loneliness.
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  • 11 June 2024

    Vision as we age: Understanding common eye conditions

    As we age, our eyes undergo natural changes, and the risk of certain eye disorders increases. In this webinar recording, Dr. Nina Ahuja discusses the most common and significant eye conditions affecting older adults, including an overview of cataracts, glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy. Get a clear understanding of these conditions, their symptoms, and the latest treatment options.
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  • 5 June 2024

    Addressing your environment for falls prevention?

    Clear walkways ahead! Research points to the effectiveness of environmental programs for falls prevention.
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  • 29 May 2024

    What is Alzheimer disease?

    In this 2-minute video, Dr. Anthony Levinson gives an overview of Alzheimer disease, its prevalence, signs and symptoms, and the difference between normal age-related cognitive changes and dementia.
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  • 22 May 2024

    Behavioural strategies for quitting smoking: What works?

    Looking to quit smoking? Research identifies behavioural strategies that may be able to help you achieve your goal.
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  • 15 May 2024

    Asthma and aging

    Asthma is a chronic condition that affects the airways in the lungs. These airways become inflamed and narrow, leading to symptoms such as shortness of breath, wheezing, chest tightness, and coughing. In this 5-minute video, Dr. Imran Satia, discusses what asthma is, how it is treated, and the progression and management of both early and late-onset asthma as we age.
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  • 8 May 2024

    The future is now! Can chatbots help us make healthy lifestyle changes?

    Chatbots have entered the “chat”! Research delves into the use of chatbots as a way to help modify lifestyle behaviours.
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  • 1 May 2024

    What is sepsis?

    Sepsis is a life-threatening medical condition triggered by the body’s extreme response to an infection. Most recent estimates indicate there are over 75,000 cases of sepsis per year in Canada, leading to 18,000 deaths. In this two-minute video, critical care physician Dr. Alison Fox-Robichaud describes sepsis, who is most at risk, and how it can be prevented.
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  • 24 April 2024

    Fact or fiction: The impact of vitamin D on 3 common diseases

    Research tackles whether vitamin D is an effective option for the treatment or prevention of 3 common diseases.
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  • 16 April 2024

    What is stroke?

    In this 3-minute video, Dr. Ada Tang, Assistant Dean of Rehabilitation Science, explains what you need to know about stroke, including signs, prevention, and rehabilitation.
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  • 10 April 2024

    Parkinson’s and falls prevention: What works?

    Research highlights what falls prevention strategies may be beneficial for people living with Parkinson’s disease.
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  • 3 April 2024

    What is inflammatory bowel disease?

    Inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, is a term for two conditions (Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis) that are characterized by chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, and impacts 1 in 140 Canadians. While commonly confused with irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, it is very different. In this 2-minute video, Dr. Neeraj Narula, a gastroenterologist, explains what IBD is and what is known about what might cause it.
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  • 27 March 2024

    Caring for the psychological health of caregivers: Acceptance and commitment therapy

    Are you a caregiver for someone with a chronic health condition? Acceptance and commitment therapy (aka ACT) can hold benefits for your psychological health.
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  • 20 March 2024

    Building financial stability and well-being: Making the most of tax season

    During tax season, older adults should review finances, access available resources, and plan for the future to ensure financial stability and well-being. Utilize tools like the Benefits Finder, consider future needs, and create a budget that aligns your needs and financial circumstances.
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  • 13 March 2024

    How do different breathing exercises for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease compare?

    Breathe easier! Research highlights which breathing exercises can be beneficial for people living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
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  • 6 March 2024

    Finding success with non-drug strategies: 3 common diseases and conditions that can benefit

    Research points to various diseases and conditions that can benefit from non-drug strategies.
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  • 28 February 2024

    Beyond longevity, what are the indicators of successful aging

    Discover the true essence of successful aging beyond the conventional metrics as researchers emphasize the subjective perspectives of older adults. A review including the opinions of more than 9,000 older adults highlighted psychological and physical well-being, social connections, and adaptability as key contributors, challenging the notion that longevity alone defines successful aging.
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  • 21 February 2024

    Genetics and dementia: What's the connection?

    In this webinar recording, Drs. Tricia Woo and Anthony Levinson demystify the role that genetics and other non-modifiable risk factors play in a person's risk of developing dementia. Discover the difference between sporadic and familial Alzheimer disease and learn about the role of susceptibility genes in increasing your risk. Learn about genetic testing and who should get a test. Explore how to reduce your risk, delay the onset, or slow the progression of dementia by addressing various modifiable risk factors to reduce damage to the brain and to increase capacity.
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  • 14 February 2024

    Stretching away the pain: How do different stretching exercises compare for knee osteoarthritis?

    Research provides support that stretching exercises can help improve certain symptoms among people with knee osteoarthritis.
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  • 7 February 2024

    Insomnia and sleep disorders: Understanding and managing these as we age

    Sleep problems are common in older adults and can include difficulty falling or staying asleep (insomnia), breathing problems, or abnormal behaviours during sleep. In this webinar recording, geriatric psychiatrist Dr. Sophiya Benjamin provides an overview of both the causes and effects of poor sleep, exploring disorders and medications associated with sleep disturbances. You’ll learn about how sleep problems are assessed and diagnosed, as well as treatment and management strategies, including measures to promote good ‘sleep hygiene’, cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia, and helpful resources.
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