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Canada’s Dementia Strategy emphasizes technology-based solutions

Jun 20 2019

(Français) AGE-WELL welcomes the federal government’s first national strategy on dementia. We commend the Public Health Agency of Canada for including technology-based solutions in the strategy.  AGE-WELL’s approach aligns well with the strategy’s emphasis on highly collaborative, user-driven research and provides a platform to continue advancements in this area.  The rise of smart homes, assistive

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Finalists announced in competition that will recognize top innovators in Canada’s technology and aging sector

Jun 04 2019

(Français) Events will showcase innovative solutions to support healthy aging Fifteen Canadian startups have been selected to compete in the AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge: Startup Edition, it was announced today. The competition is for startups whose technologies or services can improve quality of life for older adults or their caregivers. Finalists will be challenged to

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Announcement of regional finalists for AGE-WELL startup competition in Montreal

May 23 2019

(Français) AGE-WELL is pleased to announce the regional finalists who will compete in Montreal as part of the AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge: Startup Edition. Startups from across the country submitted their written and video applications on how their product or service can positively impact the lives of older Canadians and/or caregivers. These five startup companies

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Bowling and wellbeing: How motion-based technologies can make a difference

May 21 2019

(Français) A digital bowling game where participants mimic the motions of the popular sport is proving to be beneficial for people with dementia and physical impairments who attend adult day programs, research supported by AGE-WELL has found. The motion-based technology can “provide meaningful engagement” for a wide range of participants in such programs where staff

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