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Wednesday, November 16, 2016


Two research groups from AGE-WELL NCE partnered with Kitchener's Communitech to deliver an event called EngAGEtechKW. The purpose of the workshop-event was to bring together multiple stakeholders in technology innovation, including older adults, their caregivers, innovators, and others. 

The workshop was designed to improve innovation ecosystems by:

The goal of SHARP (Seniors Helping as Research Partners) is to learn from patients and their families, to develop a sustainable network and advance the development of research priorities, collaborations, ultimately improving the health care system for older adults. In the following video we hear directly from SHARP volunteers why they choose to work with SHARP.

The second video interviews older adults with young onset dementia to see how recreational programs that connect them with other older adults and the broader community benefit them.

Seniors with musculoskeletal disorders, like arthritis or broken bones, who get rehabilitation at home are less likely to need admission to hospital or long-term care homes, say researchers from the University of Waterloo and University of Toronto.

The study, published in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, also found that older patients who receive physiotherapy and occupational therapy in their own home are more likely to be discharged from home care services altogether after treatment.