U of Alberta conducting study on seniors’ use of cannabis

The University of Alberta is conducting a study to understand seniors’ experience with using cannabis for health reasons. The research team is looking for: Older Canadians (60+) who use cannabis medicinally or are considering using it, and Professionals who advise older persons on medicinal cannabis (this could include retailers, healthcare providers such as physicians, nurses […]

Ontarians with Type 1 diabetes receiving funding for continuous glucose monitors

The Government of Ontario has announced that, starting March 14th 2022, eligible Ontarians with type 1 diabetes can receive Assistive Devices Program funding for a continuous glucose monitor and the related supplies. Eligible individuals include those with type 1 diabetes who are at risk of severe hypoglycemia or who are unable to recognize, or communicate […]

New study aims to understand how people with arthritis use cannabis

The Arthritis Society is collaborating with the University of Michigan, McGill University and the U.S Arthritis Foundation on a medical cannabis research study. The purpose of the study is to understand if and how individuals with arthritis use medical cannabis products. The results will help inform health care professionals, researchers, policy-makers, and patients about potential […]

New study explores experience of healthcare workers during the pandemic

A new study out of the University of Manitoba seeks to explore the psychological effects felt by frontline healthcare providers caring for dying patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you, or someone you know, has lived relevant lived experience and wish to contribute to this important research, we encourage you to get more information on […]

Podcast for people living with dementia seeks feedback

Dementia Dialogue podcast recruiting for focus group feedback

Dementia Dialogue, a podcast dealing with dementia and related topics, is seeking participants for a focus group to collect feedback on how the podcast can be improved. CanAge has appeared on Dementia Dialogue in the past, and we’re happy to support this call for participants. If you’re interested in being part of this initiative to […]

Your questions answered: October Edition

We constantly receive important questions from our members and always do our best to respond quickly and directly. Recently, we starting inviting people to submit their questions in our monthly newsletter, and their permission to share the answers on our website for the benefit of others. Here are some recent questions we’ve received from people […]

CanAge speaks at Canadian Society of Nutrition Management Symposium

We recently had the privilege of speaking at the Canadian Society of Nutrition Management Symposium about health and nutrition in long-term care homes. Watch a full recording of the session below!

CanAge contributes to groundbreaking research on inclusion of people living with dementia

CanAge is collaborating with a team of leading researchers to explore ethical and legal frameworks and practices for the inclusion and consent of people living with dementia in important research. Overview of the research This study explores the ethical and legal frameworks and practices involved in the inclusion and consent of people living with dementia […]

Learn about medical assistance in dying (MAiD) in new online course

On October 20th, 2021, join this live online course (Engaging Individuals and Their Support Network in Navigating the MAiD Journey) to discover the current landscape of medical assistance in dying (MAiD), review and discuss issues that have come up since the change in legislation, and explore solutions going forward. This course is part of the […]

CanAge tackles misinformation about UTIs and severe health outcomes

CanAge has published a series of educational papers about Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) and the serious threat they pose to seniors, especially those in congregate care settings. UTIs are one of the most common types of infections in the world and, in seniors, can result in serious complications including sepsis, hospitalization and dementia-like symptoms. This […]

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