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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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Caring for a parent with dementia?

Jan 14 2014

As researchers, we understand that your experience providing care may be quite different from those of spouses, other family members, and paid health care workers. To understand your experience better, we are seeking adult daughters and adult sons to participate in a half-day research workshop. In a small group setting, you will be asked to

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Bipolar Disorder Research – SFU research

Jan 13 2014

When SFU Associate Gerontology Professor Norman O’Rourke and his students searched the bipolar disorder (BD) literature, they found only two references to older adults with BD. “So we know very little about caring for older adults with bipolar disorder,” says O’Rourke, who heads a four-year multidisciplinary national study on the subject, funded by a $722,000

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“Who Cares? Aging Boomers and Caregiving Policy in Canada”

Jan 13 2014

The 11th Annual Ellen M. Gee Memorial “Who Cares? Aging Boomers and Caregiving Policy in Canada” was presented by Janice Keefe, Ph.D. Dr. Keefe is a full Professor, Department of Family Studies and Gerontology, Mount Saint Vincent University and holds appointments at Dalhousie University’s Faculties of Medicine and Graduate Studies and UNB’s School of Graduate

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