New technology launches the release of a portable vitamin B12 deficiency sensor, developed by ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics in partnership with both the Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing and the Schools of Physical Sciences and Medicine.
Cardiovascular health is proven to be an important factor in reducing one’s risk of dementia. However, the mechanisms in which vascular damage causes cognitive decline are unknown. This study looks at orthostatic hypertension (OH) and sought to determine the association between OH and one’s risk of dementia.
Suzanne Tyas, a professor from the University of Waterloo, Faculty of Applied Health Science has been investigating the implication of teen year education and Alzheimer’s disease. Her study examines the link between high school and early adulthood education and one’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. The hope is to find a way to stave off effects of Alzheimer’s, creating strategies to construct resilience against the disease.
The North East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) will be investing over $1.4 million to provide additional supports for seniors living with dementia. The money will go towards creating assisted living services for older adults through programs and organizations. Finlandia Village’s Hoivakoti Long Term Care Home has received $480 000 to create a new Enhanced Care Seniors Support Program. This funding will allow them to create a specific wing that will host 8 residents living with late stage dementia.