Type 2 diabetes is associated with worse performance on cognitive tests measuring abilities involved in the control of emotions, behaviours and thought, says a new study from the University of Waterloo.
Smart mattresses designed to prevent bedsores and sensors able to track night wandering are just two of the projects researchers from the University of Waterloo will lead for AGE-WELL, one of five new Networks of Centres of Excellence in Canada. Today, the Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors), announced that AGE-WELL will receive $36.6 million in funding over the next five years for research that creates and evaluates technology to benefit older adults.
Despite showing interest in web or mobile apps to help manage their Type 2 diabetes, only a small number of older adults actually use them, says a new study from the University of Waterloo. Approximately 2.2 million Canadians are living with Type 2 diabetes, 2 million of whom are age 50 or older.
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