Repeated storytelling from elderly relatives doesn’t necessarily always signal age or cognitive decline. It’s about conveying memories and values to a new generation.
Locking individuals into the narrative of age as a vulnerability means inevitably creating ageist stereotypes.
In a 1959 essay, Capote noted how Avedon seemed to capture ‘every hard-earned crow’s foot’ in his subjects – perhaps not realizing that he would one day be photographed by that same unvarnished gaze.
Social isolation and loneliness in aging adults have been linked to numerous physical and mental health ailments. Teaching students how to listen deeply to older people can lessen those effects.
The long-term care sector is currently being held together by a very vulnerable workforce, and is at risk of failing without immediate solutions.
The oldest person in the world, Kane Tanaka of Japan, died in April 2022 at 119 years. The record of Jeanne Calment of France, who died at 122, has stood for almost 25 years. Will it be beaten?
Uncertainty about how long symptoms will last can be tough for women going through hormonal changes that come with menopause. Unfortunately, there isn’t a clear cut time frame.
I’m happy again: A pandemic-induced move to virtual music theatre presents a paradigm shift for the genre, yet reveals surprising benefits in facilitating new access to music in community.
Many of the world’s most powerful and aspiring leaders are aging or elderly men. That’s a big problem.
Do you know someone who’s had lots of birthdays? That doesn’t always make them old.
Reflection Rooms support people making sense of experiences related to dying and death. They provide an immersive space to read stories written by others and write and share their own stories.
Action is needed to hold off a wave of dementia cases in an aging population. One of the most effective tools to reduce the prevalence of dementia is to address modifiable factors.
The first step is to trust in the friendship and begin to explore how it can be sustained over time.
The protective caps at the ends of chromosomes naturally shorten over time. Researchers found that direct damage can prematurely trigger senescence and contribute to age-related diseases like cancer.
Much dementia research does not reflect ethnically diverse communities. Studies used to make policy, clinical and investment decisions in dementia should reflect the diverse Canadian population.
Three scientists explain the biology and physics of what goes into one of the world’s most grueling races, the Tour de France.
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day highlights the increasing population of older adults around the world and the accompanying rise in elder mistreatment.
When political candidates talk about their long-term care proposals, let’s remember there isn’t much point unless we recruit and adequately compensate enough workers to care for our loved ones.
Ontario voters can bring about change by prioritizing people over profits and casting our ballots for those committed to transforming long-term care into a non-profit model focused on care.
As people age, their eyes lose the ability to focus on close objects. A new eye drop treatment called Vuity can improve vision without the need for glasses, contacts or surgery.