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Feb
2017

MIRA announces new funding opportunities with focus on cross-Faculty collaboration in aging and mobility

February 23, 2017 – The Labarge Centre for Mobility in Aging (LCMA) and the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA) are pleased to announce new funding opportunities that will help foster research development in the area of mobility in aging.

Feb
2017

Trouvez-le ici: French version of McMaster Optimal Aging Portal launched

February 8, 2017 – A French-language version of the popular McMaster Optimal Aging Portal has been launched at https://www.mcmastervieillissementoptimal.org/.

Jan
2017

Canada’s largest study on aging releases first report on cognition

January 25, 2017 – In its first report released on memory and cognition, the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) has shown the performance of CLSA participants is similar to what has been observed in previous studies of cognition conducted in both French and English, lending support to the use of the CLSA cognitive measures in large, epidemiological studies of aging.

Jan
2017

Mayo clinic researcher to speak at McMaster on aging and chronic diseases

January 20, 2017 – Dr. James L. Kirkland, MD, PhD, a renowned geroscientist and expert on aging, has been named a Harry Lyman Hooker Distinguished Visiting Professor at McMaster University.

Jan
2017

Couch potatoes face same chance of dementia as those with genetic risk factors

January 10, 2017 – Sedentary older adults with no genetic risk factors for dementia may be just as likely to develop the disease as those who are genetically predisposed, according to a major study which followed more than 1,600 Canadians over five years.

Nov
2016

Endowed professorship allows dive into data to understand aging

November 29, 2016 – Reaching retirement may seem like a dream. But for some, one or two chronic conditions can turn that dream into a difficulty. Those chronic conditions range from back pain, cognitive decline, arthritis, and diseases which limit the expectant lifespan of an individual.

Nov
2016

MIRA Scientific Director featured in CTV W5 documentary on the science of aging

November 23, 2016 – Dr. Parminder Raina, Scientific Director of MIRA and Principal Investigator of the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging, was featured in a story on longevity on CBC’s W5.

Nov
2016

App providing coordinated approach to stroke rehabilitation

November 18, 2016 – Anyone acquainted with home care for stroke survivors knows the challenges arising from different home-care providers attending to the same person: coordinators, nurses, physiotherapists and personal support workers each have a job to do, which often results in limited information sharing.

Nov
2016

So you think you can dance (with Parkinson's)?

November 18, 2016 – Dancing may not seem an obvious fit with Parkinson’s disease, but recent research has found that dancing can improve motor skills as well as alleviate anxiety and depression in Parkinson’s patients.

Nov
2016

'It's better to burn out than it is to rust'

November 18, 2016 – Therapies, supplements and medicines intended to counter the aging process are increasingly popular. To Mark Tarnopolsky, a genetic/metabolic neurological clinician-scientist at McMaster University in Hamilton, a better way to remedy the deterioration that comes with advancing years is to stay physically active.

Nov
2016

McMaster researchers featured in Time Magazine

Nov 16, 2016 – McMaster researchers Martin Gibala and Mark Tarnopolsky were recently featured in the cover story of Time Magazine.

Nov
2016

Seniors in the driver’s seat

November 16, 2016 – Giving up driving is a sensitive issue as people age, leading to a loss of mobility that is inconvenient for seniors and can result in social isolation and depression.

Nov
2016

Disability, reduced social participation associated with chronic conditions in middle-aged and older adults

November 10, 2016 – Middle-age adults living with a combination of arthritis, heart disease or diabetes, and depression are more likely to experience disability and limited involvement in society, new research from McMaster University has found.

Nov
2016

What’s making the golden years shine?

November 9, 2016 – Two men go to the hospital. Both are 75 and have previously enjoyed a similar level of well-being. Then both fractured a hip due to a fall. And although their injuries – as well as many of the medical history details captured on their hospital admission forms – are similar, what follows may be drastically different.

Oct
2016

Jim Dunn to be the keynote speaker for the Trent University Seniors Summit on Oct. 27

Professor Jim Dunn, Chair of the Department of Health, Aging and Society, will be the keynote speaker at the fourth annual Seniors’ Summit on...

Oct
2016

Preparing for the aging tsunami target of $15 million gift from Chancellor Labarge

October 19, 2016 – Preparing Canada and Canadians for the oncoming “grey tsunami” – the overwhelming, unavoidable and never-before aging of our population – is the focus of a remarkable new $15 million gift from McMaster’s chancellor Suzanne Labarge.

Sep
2016

How understanding musical sounds could help build a better hearing aid

McMaster research story featured in the McMaster Daily News The story, How understanding musical sounds could help build a better hearing aid  ...

Sep
2016

Exercise keeps brain in better order

McMaster research story featured in the Hamilton Spectator The story, Exercise keeps brain in better order   Click here to read the Spectat...

Sep
2016

We haven’t prepared for aging’s economic and social inevitabilities

McMaster research story featured in the Globe and Mail The story, We haven’t prepared for aging’s economic and social inevitabilities   Cli...

Sep
2016

Researcher turning dance therapy into video game for seniors

McMaster research story featured on the McMaster Daily News The story, Researcher turning dance therapy into video game for seniors   Click ...

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