Audika, a global hearing care retailer announced the worldwide launch of an International Campaign for Better Hearing. This stems from a Canadian initiative started in 2014, which offers individuals over 60 years of age a free hearing test and makes hearing aids accessible to those who may not be able to afford them.
Researchers at Lancaster University in the United Kingdom and the Medical University of Gdansk in Poland examined patterns in the movement of cerebrospinal fluid (fluid that lies between the scalp and the skull). After the Technical University of Gdansk developed a non-invasive tool that records the patterns of movement, it was tested on healthy subjects at the Medical University of Gdansk and the University of Regina in Canada.
Although not the first study to associate the benefits of exercise on the brain, it is unique in its use of Vo2 max. Vo2 max is a measure of a person's maximum oxygen consumption during aerobic exercise. This is an improved methodology when compared to self-report surveys and reduces reporting bias.
As part of the Aging with Confidence: Ontario’s Action Plan for Seniors, the Ontario government has announces an investment of 128 new long-term care beds in the Peterborough area. This new home will also be part of the Township of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen’s “health campus” – a development that includes affordable housing for all ages. With this announcement, the government is reaching out to other communities encouraging they apply for new beds as part of the promise to create 5000 long-term care beds in the next four years.