Madara Marasinghe

PhD student, Aging, Health and Well-being


PhD Aging, Health and Well-being


Ashok Chaurasia and Mark Oremus

My thesis

My thesis investigates the impact of assistive devices on the life satisfaction of, and informal care giving hours received by, community-dwelling older adults (older than 65 years) using data from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) - a large population-based longitudinal study.

The use of assistive devices, which has the potential to improve individuals’ overall well-being, has gained attention in recent years as a way of supporting older adults and their informal caregivers. While assistive devices have proven beneficial to community-dwelling older adults and their informal caregivers, several benefits of assistive devices are yet to be investigated.

Madara Marasinghe

My time at the School of Public Health Sciences

It hasn't always been an easy experience at SPHS, but what I've found is that Faculty members who hear student' concerns and are open to having discussion and proving alternatives have been the building blocks of my positive experience at SPHS. I'm grateful for them.