Caregiver SOS: Must I take in a parent?

My widowed mom believes in the adage that you must “take a parent into your home as they age.” My family is not sure...

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...

Happy feet for better balance and pain-free knees

By Barbara Grant We don’t usually think too much about exercising our feet. In fact we probably don’t think about our feet much at all...

Seniors in transition: The right care in the right place for the right patient

By Riley Denver Canada is in the middle of a demographic shift that will impact health system decisions for the foreseeable future. For the first time,...

Addressing an affliction of the aging population: loneliness

By Shelley Gilberg The astonishing rise in our average lifespan over the last century – from an average of 50 to 80 years and beyond...

What do student housing and quality of life for seniors have in common?

By Rebecca Morris When most of us think about student housing we think of crowded student dorms, basement suites or shared off-campus housing. For many...