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National Seniors Day 2017

Oct 01 2017

October 1 is National Seniors Day 2017. To mark the day, AGE-WELL is profiling some of our researchers who are working to improve the lives of older adults. With support from the Government of Canada, these researchers are creating solutions to help older adults live full and independent lives. An app for brain fitness Imagine

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You’ve got mail―from afar

Sep 21 2017

(Français) It’s not something that happens every day. AGE-WELL investigator Dr. Judith Sixsmith found an email from the President of Chile in her inbox, inviting her to speak on the challenge of an aging population at the Futures Congress in Santiago in January 2017. She immediately said yes. Dr. Sixsmith, co-lead of the AGE-WELL Crosscutting

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Profile: Mackenzie Martin

Sep 20 2017

(Français) At age 22, Mackenzie Martin is casting a wide net in the hope that one day her research will improve the lives of aging populations in Canada and around the world. In the summer of 2016, the AGE-WELL trainee travelled to the Netherlands for a “life changing” experience. Her destination: De Hogeweyk, a village

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AGE-WELL-supported startup uses technology to track Alzheimer’s

Sep 20 2017

(Français) WinterLight Labs is getting a lot of attention for its tablet-based assessment tool that analyzes a person’s natural speech to detect and monitor Alzheimer’s disease and other cognitive disorders. The tool records short samples of a person’s speech as they describe a picture―even a family photo―on the screen. It extracts hundreds of variables, such

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Finalists announced for AGE-WELL―HACKING HEALTH National Ideathon Competition

Sep 12 2017

(Français) Seven finalists will compete for $75,000 in cash and in-kind services at the grand finale of the AGE-WELL―HACKING HEALTH National Ideathon Competition. The event will take place on Wednesday, October 18 from 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM CDT at the AGE-WELL 2017 Annual Conference in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The AGE-WELL―HACKING HEALTH National Ideathon is a

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