Automobile technologies can be applied to allow older drivers continued mobility and independence.
Automobile technology provides opportunities for older drivers to maintain their independence and autonomy, but cars need to be designed with their needs in mind.
Behaviour changes like apathy, lack of impulse control or socially inappropriate behaviour may indicate a risk of dementia in people over age 50.
Dementia does not manifest solely as a memory problem. People with dementia can also experience issues with learning, comprehension and judgement, but they may also experience changes in behaviour.
Extreme heat and bushfires bring unique challenges for someone with dementia. Here’s how we can all play a part in helping them stay safe and cool this spring and summer.
Retirement homes might seem like less of a lifestyle choice and more like relocation imposed upon older adults by fragmented and under-resourced primary and community care services.
Publicly funded primary and home care should be accessible to all older adults, regardless of where they live.
Even for an experienced health-care professional, estimating the life expectancy of a patient with a serious illness is challenging.
An accurate prediction of survival can enable earlier conversations about preferences and wishes at the end of life, and earlier introduction of palliative care.
Many of the people caught in the wildfire that swept through Paradise, Calif., in 2018 were older adults.
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Alarmingly, about half the people exposed to wildfires in Washington and Oregon were those least able to afford to protect their homes, evacuate safely and recover.
A recent study has found that Canadians are highly motivated to save money in preparation of long-term care.
While both nursing homes and home care impose financial burdens, their differing structures can influence how older Canadians save money.
Caregiving in South Asian communities is characterized by close family bonds that emphasize respect for elders.
Dementia care in South Asian households is shaped by cultural, familial and societal forces that bring benefits and challenges.
Centenarian Clementina Ripplinger with researcher Heather Nelson. Researchers spoke to very elderly people about what brings them joy and how they plan for the future.
What is life like at 100? Centenarians shared their joys and future hopes with a team of Saskatchewan researchers.
Programs that bring young and old together help foster meaningful relationships across generational divides.
Intergenerational Day serves as a reminder of what the old and young can learn from one another, as well as the benefits that come from connecting with others.
Elderly people living in aged care are among those most at risk. But not enough are getting vaccinated as we approach winter.
Sub-Saharan Africa has the lowest level of pension savings in the world.
The number of elderly people in need of support in Africa is projected to grow at annual rates above 3% up to 2050.
COVID-19 is still with us, and is still causing serious illness and death. However, it is disproportionately affecting older people.
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COVID-19 is the third-leading cause of death in Canada, but it’s older people who are dying. That we accept this and carry on as if the pandemic is over reveals our ageism: We don’t value older people.
Stereotypes about the elderly having more than their fair share can be heightened during times of crisis when resources are seen to be scarce.
To reduce ageist perceptions of older people, we should encourage collectivist norms and the importance of acting for the common good.
People don’t necessarily tell the same stories over and over again because they’re losing cognitive function, but because the stories are important, and they feel we need to know them.
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.
Not only is it good aerobic exercise, but dancing may help the elderly with reasoning skills and memory.
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Dancing requires physical, social and cognitive engagement and, as a result, it may bolster a wide network of brain regions.
Former president Donald Trump arrives for the Bedminster Invitational LIV Golf tournament in Bedminster, NJ., in July 2022.
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Many of the world’s most powerful and aspiring leaders are aging or elderly men. That’s a big problem.
Social Security makes it more likely the elderly have enough food.
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Higher Social Security benefits can significantly reduce the odds of an older person’s being food insecure.
Many types of people feel disengaged with technology.
Think again if you assume only older people are isolated by technology.
A resident chats with workers at Orchard Villa Long-Term Care in Pickering, Ont., in June 2020.
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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.