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...

A ‘perfect storm’: Staffing crisis in seniors care

By Lara Croll Ensuring there are a sufficient number of health care workers to care for our aging population is one of the most pressing...

Can dementia be prevented?

By Dr. Andrew Frank Alzheimer's disease and dementia are feared conditions as they rob individuals of their most precious cognitive and functional abilities.  Until...

Taking steps towards recovery: Preventing falls

By Natalie Chung-Sayers “Being in a hospital for a while…you start to yearn for home. Home is great. It is your safe place. You know...

Take your best shot: You’re never too old to be vaccinated

By Ellen Kirk-Macri, RN, CDE and Susan C. Jenkins   Many Canadians think that vaccines are just for children. Too many don’t realize that the protection...

Medication safety in long-term care

By Jim Kong and Certina Ho Medication safety is an essential component of medication use and has become a great benchmark for quality care in...