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Harper Government Invests in National Initiative to Tackle Dementia

Sep 12 2014

MONTREAL, Sept. 10, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ – The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, today announced the launch of the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA), a national initiative aimed at tackling the growing onset of dementia and related illnesses and improving the lives of Canadians with these illnesses, as well as their families and caregivers.

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Dr. Andrew Sixsmith elected as President of the International Society of Gerontechnology

Jul 07 2014

Dr. Sixsmith has been elected as President of the International Society of Gerontechnology (ISG). The ISG encourages and promotes technological innovations in products and services that address older peoples’ ambitions and needs on the basis of scientific knowledge about ageing processes including cultural and individual differences. Read more about the International Society of Gerontechnology

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Dr. Andrew Sixsmith named Co-Leader of the Independent Living Tech Committee for Innovation Boulevard

Jul 07 2014

Age-Well Scientific Director Dr. Sixsmith has been named Co-Leader of the Independent Living Tech Committee for Innovation Boulevard. Surrey’s Innovation Boulevard is a growing network of health institutions, universities, companies and talented people co-located within one square mile in Surrey’s City Centre between Simon Fraser University (SFU) and the Surrey Memorial Hospital (SMH) campus. Launched

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Dr. Alex Mihailidis: the ‘talking bathroom guy’

Jan 14 2014

When you design assistive technologies to help adults with cognitive difficulties live more independently, you have to know what users need. That sounds simple but we really know so little about this. What social-demographic factors affect their decisions about how to use the technology and when? Does their level of education, age, culture or religion

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From smart phones to smart homes

Jan 14 2014

Andrew Sixsmith, Director of SFU’s Gerontology Research Centre, is one of a trio of researchers developing intelligent, interactive sensors for seniors’ homes to encourage independent living. The sensors will remind seniors to exercise, take medication, turn off the stove, and do other essential activities. The project, Ambient Assistive Living Technologies for Wellness, Engagement and Long

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