Alzheimer Society targets women with “The 72%” campaign during Alzheimer Awareness Month

Jan 15 2015

Did you know that women represent 72 per cent of Canadians living with Alzheimer’s disease? They could be your mothers, wives, sisters, grandmothers or friends – even you. The Alzheimer Society has launched a nationwide campaign called The 72% to inform women in their 40’s and older about the warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease and

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TRI – UHN Research Day 2014

Nov 19 2014

Toronto Rehab’s Annual Research Day features a wealth of innovative rehabilitation research. It’s an opportunity for all members of our research community to come together to present their research to colleagues, decision-makers and the public. It is an action-packed day that spotlights extraordinary research in an unusual way. The morning session consists of “Minute Madness”

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Health technology moves into Metro Vancouver retirement homes

Oct 28 2014

From the Vancouver Sun: “As the population ages, researchers are increasingly looking at ways to help older people maintain their independence. And what better place to conduct that research than a retirement home?” At the Innovation Centre for Healthy Aging, researchers and scientists have access to a ready pool of subjects. That’s because the Centre

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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 7 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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