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2017:

Older Adults’ Online Dating Profiles and Successful Aging [Vancouver Coastal Health] [05FEB2017]
SEE ALSO: ARTICLE

HOME CARE - 'I CAN'T LIVE LIKE THIS ANYMORE': B.C. WOMAN REQUIRING HOME SUPPORT HASN'T HAD BATH IN WEEKS [CBC] [FEB 2017]
SEE ALSO:
REPORT - Living Up to the Promise: Addressing the High Cost of Underfunding and Fragmentation in BC's Home Support System
2012: 21st Friesen Conference: Innovations in Home Care: A Public Policy Perspective

Andrew Sixsmith: SFU CREATES INSTITUTE FOR TECH RESEARCH ON HEALTHY AGING [SFU] [JAN 2017]
SEE ALSO: 2015: 24th Friesen Conference: Harnessing Technology for Aging-in-Place

TECHNOLOGY - ROBOTS COULD HELP SOLVE SOCIAL CARE CRISIS, SAY ACADEMICS [BBC] [JAN 2017]

FINANCIAL ABUSE - 'CAN'T GET BLOOD FROM A STONE': BANKS GO AFTER SENIOR CAUGHT IN EXTORTION SCAM [CBC] [JAN 2017]

TECHNOLOGY - IS VIRTUAL REALITY THE ANTIDOTE TO HELP DEPRESSED SENIORS? [CBC] [JAN 2017]

CLIMATE - WORLD TEMPERATURES HIT NEW HIGH IN 2016 FOR 3RD YEAR IN ROW [CBC] [JAN 2017]
SEE ALSO: GRC website: Seniors, Disasters and Climate Change

DEATH & DYING - MEDICALLY ASSISTED DEATHS COULD SAVE MILLIONS IN HEALTH CARE SPENDING: REPORT [CBC] [JAN 2017]

DANCING WITH PARKINSON'S [CBC] [JAN 2017]
SEE ALSO:
Parkinson Canada

HOW TO TRICK YOURSELF INTO GETTING MORE EXERCISE, ACCORDING TO A PSYCHOLOGIST [CBC] [JAN 2017]

Barbara Mitchell: ALL IN TOGETHER NOW [G&M] [JAN 2017]

FITNESS - WEEKEND WARRIORS' EXERCISE CALLED GOOD ENOUGH TO PREVENT EARLY DEATHS [CBC] [JAN 2017]
SEE ALSO:
SEDENTARY LIFESTYLE IN OLDER WOMEN 'AGES BODY CELLS' [BBC] [JAN 2017]
RESEARCH ARTICLE

Gloria Gutman: RE: violence in Long Term Care facilities [CBC The National – broadcast sement: 15.10-17:40] [JAN 2017]
SEE ALSO:
Monitoring seniors' services [2015]
Monitoring seniors' services [2016]

LONGEVITY - DOES LIVING TO 100 MEAN WE'LL WORK FOREVER? [BBC] [JAN 2017]

RESEARCH - LONG-TERM GAIN: THE PROMISE OF THE CANADIAN LONGITUDINAL STUDY ON AGING [2016]
SEE ALSO:
THE CANADIAN LONGITUDINAL STUDY ON AGING AT SFU - 6 YEARS ON
CLSA website

AGEISM - AGEISM TO BECOME DISCRIMINATION IN ALBERTA FOR FIRST TIME [CBC]

HEALTH - NEW EMERGENCY BRAIN PROCEDURE SAVING STROKE PATIENTS [CBC]

CARE - WHEN IS IT TIME TO MOVE TO LONG¬TERM CARE? [Alzheimer Society of Canada - Crane Library Web Pick of the Week]

Gloria Gutman: SIMON FRASER RESEARCHER HONOURED WITH ORDER OF CANADA Roundhouse Radio 98.3, 01JAN2017

2016:

CAREGIVING ISSUES - WAIT TIMES GROWING FOR SENIORS LOOKING FOR RESIDENTIAL CARE [CBC] [DEC 2016]
SEE ALSO: REPORT

DEATH & DYING ISSUES - WHAT HAPPENS WHEN CEMETERY SPACE RUNS OUT? [CBC] [DEC 2016]

AGEISM - HOW DARE YOU CALL ME ELDERLY! [CBC] [DEC 2016]
SEE ALSO: Did You Just Call Me Old Lady? [new publication]

SOCIAL ISSUES - NUNAVUT HUNTER'S CARIBOU GIVEAWAY PROMPTS FLOOD OF ONLINE LOVE FOR ELDERS [CBC] [DEC 2016]

HEALTH ISSUES - WHY VITAMIN PILLS DON’T WORK, AND MAY BE BAD FOR YOU [BBC] [DEC 2016]
SEE ALSO: REVIEW ARTICLE: Antioxidant-Induced Stress

LGBTQ2S ISSUES - ASPIRING POP SINGER FINDS HER TRUE SELF AFTER INTERSEX DIAGNOSIS [CNN] [DEC 2016]
SEE ALSO: LGBT End-of-Life Conversations website

'I TRUSTED THEM FULLY': B.C. MAN, 92, SAYS OF SON AND DAUGHTER WHO TOOK HIS MILLIONS [CBC] [DEC 2016]
SEE ALSO:
REPORT
GRC Elder Abuse webpages
SFU-Gerontology Research Centre: Elder Abuse in the LGBT Community - Financial Abuse LINK

WORK ISSUES - SINGAPORE'S 'SILVER TSUNAMI': HOW THE CITY-STATE DEPENDS ON ITS ELDERLY WORKFORCE [the guardian] [DEC 2016]

DEMENTIA ISSUES - HEALTHY COGNITIVE AGING AND DEMENTIA PREVENTION [NCHPAD] [2016]
SEE ALSO:
MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN DEMENTIA: NURSING VISION AND STRATEGY [UK PUBLICATION] [2016]
DEMENTIA LANGUAGE GUIDELINES [AUST. PUBLICATION] [2016]

LTC ISSUES - PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENTS FOR LONG-TERM CARE: IDEAS WORTH SHARING [CDN. PUBLICATION] [2016]

PEGGY WHITSON: OLDEST WOMAN IN SPACE BLASTS OFF TO ISS [BBC] [2016]

WALKING CAN REDUCE COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT IN SENIORS, NEW STUDY [CBC RADIO - The Early Edition] [2016]
SEE ALSO: STUDY
Walking: A natural prescription for staying healthy and fit

[Girl Gone Strong] SPOTLIGHT: MARGARET “MARGIE” ANNE [aged 71-years] [2016]
Strength training: A natural prescription for staying healthy and fit

DYING WOMAN PICKS ROAD TRIP OVER CHEMOTHERAPY [2016]

DYING WOMAN PICKS ROAD TRIP OVER CHEMOTHERAPY [2016]

FINANCIAL ABUSE - HOW THIS 83-YEAR-OLD NEARLY GOT SCAMMED OUT OF $10,000 [CNN] [DEC 2016]
SEE ALSO: GSA2015 Elder Financial Abuse Pre-conference Workshop LINK

LONGEVITY ISSUES - OLDEST LIVING PERSON CREDITS LONGEVITY TO RAW EGGS, INDEPENDENCE [CNN] [NOV 2016]

LONGEVITY ISSUES - HIGH-INCOME MEN NOW OUTLIVING LOW-INCOME WOMEN IN CANADA, STUDY FINDS [G&M] [NOV 2016]
SEE ALSO: BMJ ARTICLE

DEMENTIA ISSUES - FACING A ‘TIDAL WAVE’ OF DEMENTIA, CHINA IS RUNNING OUT OF TIME [G&M] [NOV 2016]

ALUMNAE - ALUMNI PROFILE: JOCELYN VIETH, GERONTOLOGY

FITNESS ISSUES - WHAT ASTRONAUTS CAN TEACH US ABOUT AGING [Vancouver Sun] [NOV 2016]
SEE ALSO: Space Health and Aging Dr. Nicole Buckley | TEDxWinnipeg

DEMENTIA ISSUES - MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN DEMENTIA NURSING VISION AND STRATEGY [Crane Library pick]

CARE ISSUES - REPORT – MAKING PROGRESS: PLACEMENT, DRUGS AND THERAPY UPDATE [Office of the Seniors Advocate, British Columbia]
SEE ALSO: REPORT

FITNESS ISSUES - EXERCISE: IT'S WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED [CNN] [NOV 2016]
SEE ALSO: STUDY

DEMENTIA ISSUES - HOPES FOR NEW ALZHEIMER'S DRUG DASHED [BBC] [NOV 2016]

DEMENTIA ISSUES - US DEMENTIA RATES DROP 24% [CNN] [NOV 2016]
SEE ALSO: JAMA articleA Comparison of the Prevalence of Dementia in the United States in 2000 and 2012

DEMENTIA ISSUES: DEMENTIA IN CANADA: A National Strategy for Dementia-Friendly Communities
SEE ALSO:
SENATE REPORT
DEMENTIA GAME 'SHOWS LIFELONG NAVIGATIONAL DECLINE' [BBC] [NOV 2016]
Sea Hero Quest [game]

SUBSTANCE USE/ABUSE ISSUES: ER DOCTOR SURPRISED TO LEARN SASK. HAS CANADA'S HIGHEST HOSPITALIZATION RATE DUE TO OPIOID POISONING [NOV 2016]
SEE ALSO: HOSPITAL STAYS FOR OPIOID OVERDOSES ON THE RISE, WARN HEALTH RESEARCHERS [CBC] [NOV 2016]

ECONOMIC ISSUES: OTTAWA STILL MOPPING UP BENEFITS BOONDOGGLE 18 MONTHS LATER [BBC] [NOV 2016]

DEMENTIA ISSUES: DEMENTIA NOW LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH [IN ENGLAND AND WALES] [BBC] [NOV 2016]

CARE/CAREGIVING ISSUES: TRANSFORMING CARE FOR THE ELDERLY: ENSURING THAT SENIORS RECEIVE APPROPRIATE AND PERSON-CENTRED CARE [The Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement] [2016]

WHEN IT COMES TO SUCCESS, AGE REALLY IS JUST A NUMBER [NOV 2016]
SEE ALSO: STUDY: QUANTIFYING THE EVOLUTION OF INDIVIDUAL SCIENTIFIC IMPACT

HEALTH CARE ISSUES - FREE AND TIMELY HEALTH CARE FOR ALL IS FICTION: NEIL MACDONALD [CBC] [NOV 2016]
SEE ALSO:
ROY ROMANOW BACKS JUSTIN TRUDEAU ON HEALTH CARE FUNDING FIGHT: CHRIS HALL [CBC] [OCT 2016]
HOW THE LIBERALS HOPE TO TRANSFORM CANADIAN HEALTH CARE [CBC] [OCT 2016]

BUILT ENVIRONMENT - VANCOUVER'S LACK OF PUBLIC WASHROOMS ISOLATING SENIORS, COUNCILLOR SAYS [CBC] [OCT 2016]

LONGEVITY - HUMAN AGE LIMIT CLAIM SPARKS DEBATE [NATURE] [OCT 2016]
SEE ALSO: STUDY ; EDITORIAL

TRANSPORTATION - PILOT PROJECT ALLOWING GOLF CARTS ON B.C. ROADS BEING PUT ON HOLD [CBC] [OCT 2016]

AGEISM - TEENAGE STUDENT AND CENTENARIAN JOIN FORCES TO FIGHT AGEISM [OCT 2016]

HEALTH ISSUES - HEALTHY LIFESTYLE IN OLD AGE SHORTENS END-OF-LIFE DISABILITY: STUDY [OCT 2016]
SEE ALSO: STUDY

MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES - MORE BABY BOOMERS MAY FACE TREATMENT-RESISTANT DEPRESSION [CNN] [SEP 2016]
SEE ALSO: [Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute] PCORI Board Approves $40 Million for Improving Treatment Options for Depression

FITNESS - WALKING FENDS OFF LOSS OF MOBILITY, AND IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO START [SEP 2016]
SEE ALSO:
HOW MUCH PHYSICAL ACTIVITY DO OLDER ADULTS NEED?
Strength training: A natural prescription for staying healthy and fit. GRC News, 24(2), 8.
Walking: A natural prescription for staying healthy and fit. GRC News, 22(1), 1-5.
HEALTH PROMOTION FOR OLDER CANADIANS : KNOWLEDGE GAPS AND RESEARCH NEEDS Chapter 2. The Effectiveness of Exercise Programs for Osteoporotic Women / Gina Bravo

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH ISSUES - MOST PEOPLE WORLDWIDE BREATHE POLLUTED AIR, WHO WARNS [CBC] [SEP 2016]
SEE ALSO:
HOW DEADLY IS AIR POLLUTION? [CNN]
POLLUTED AIR AFFECTS 92% OF GLOBAL POPULATION, SAYS WHO [BBC] [SEP 2016]
AMBIENT AIR POLLUTION: A GLOBAL ASSESSMENT OF EXPOSURE AND BURDEN OF DISEASE [WHO REPORT]
INTERACTIVE AIR POLLUTION MAP [WHO]

HEALTH ISSUES - LONELINESS IN CANADIAN SENIORS AN EPIDEMIC, SAYS PSYCHOLOGIST [CBC] [SEP 2016]

HEALTH ISSUES - POOR FOOD 'RISKS HEALTH OF HALF THE WORLD' [BBC] [SEP 2016]
SEE ALSO: Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition

HUMAN INTEREST STORY - WHEN THE OLDEST YEARS OLD KID IN CLASS IS 69 [TWITTER] [SEP 2016]

DR. SHARON KOEHN - Q&A WITH DR. SHARON KOEHN [ALZHEIMER SOCIETY OF B.C. ‘A Focus on Research’ pp.6-7] [FALL 2016]

LONG TERM CARE - 75 NEW RESIDENTIAL CARE BEDS FOR SENIORS OPEN IN SURREY [CBC] [SEP 2016]
SEE ALSO: GRC newsletters - Seniors’ Housing Update

FINANCIAL ABUSE - EXPOSED: THE SECRET POWERHOUSE PROCESSING MILLIONS IN GLOBAL FRAUD
SEE ALSO:
U.S. DESIGNATES VANCOUVER COMPANY PACNET A 'SIGNIFICANT TRANSNATIONAL CRIMINAL ORGANIZATION' [CBC] [SEP 2016]
ONLINE RESOURCE - 24th Annual John K. Friesen Conference Panel 6 - The Internet: Blessing or Curse?
ONLINE RESOURCE - Canadian Centre for Elder Law - Be a Savvy Senior a series of educational tools to help seniors protect themselves against fraud.
ONLINE RESOURCE - Canadian Centre for Elder Law - Financial Literacy 102 a series of educational tools to help seniors protect themselves against fraud.

ONLINE RESOURCE - MY HEALTH MY COMMUNITY

FITNESS ISSUES - SUPERHERO GRANDAD RAY MATTHEWS HAS RUN 75 MARATHONS IN 75 DAYS TO RAISE £75,000 FOR CHARITY [BBC] [SEP 2016]

FITNESS ISSUES - OLDER MASTERS ATHLETES PUSH THEIR BODIES TO PERFORM, BUT ARE THEIR HEARTS AT RISK? [Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute] [SEP 2016]

DEATH & DYING ISSUES - WE CAN’T DEBATE THE NEW LAW WITHOUT DATA [G&M] [SEP 2016]

HEALTH ISSUES - HOW THE SUGAR INDUSTRY SWEETENED RESEARCH IN ITS FAVOR [CNN] [SEP 2016]
SEE ALSO:
JOURNAL ARTICLE
GREAT SEX LINKED TO HEART DISEASE FOR OLDER MEN BUT NOT WOMEN [CNN] [SEP 2016]
JOURNAL ARTICLE

DEMENTIA ISSUES - 'SUPER AGERS' OFFER CLUE TO KEEPING A SHARP MEMORY [BBC] [SEP 2016]

Gloria Gutman - WAYNE MORIARTY: LESSONS IN FRUGALITY LEARNED FROM THE WASTE NOT, WANT NOT GENERATION [The Province] [SEP 2016]

HEALTH & FITNESS ISSUES - THE MANY MYTHS OF BACK PAIN [BBC] [SEP 2016]
SEE ALSO: STATINS BENEFITS UNDERESTIMATED, REVIEW SAYS [BBC] [SEP 2016]

WORK, RETIREMENT & ECONOMIC ISSUES - YOU’RE HOW OLD? WE’LL BE IN TOUCH [SEP 2016]
SEE ALSO: WHAT DOMINIC BARTON THINKS CANADA SHOULD DO TO BOOST THE ECONOMY [CBC] [SEP 2016]

MEDICAL ISSUES - BIOLYSE PHARMA STYMIED IN EFFORT TO MAKE CHEAPER VERSION OF PRICEY PROSTATE CANCER DRUG [CBC] [SEP 2016]
SEE ALSO: POLLUTION PARTICLES 'GET INTO BRAIN' [BBC] [SEP 2016]

HEALTH ISSUES - WORKING OUT COULD REDUCE DRINKING'S DEADLY RISKS [CBC] [SEP 2016]
SEE ALSO: STUDY

HEALTHCARE ISSUES - LANDMARK PRIVATE HEALTH CARE LAWSUIT HEADS TO COURT [CBC] [SEP 2016]
SEE ALSO:
'WE WILL LOSE THE ESSENCE OF WHAT CANADA IS ALL ABOUT': DOCTOR SPEAKS OUT ON PRIVATE HEALTH-CARE LAWSUIT [CBC] [SEP 2016]

DEATH & DYING ISSUES - CANADA'S 'PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS' OF SUICIDES NEEDS FUNDED PREVENTION PLAN: CMAJ EDITORIAL [CBC] [SEP 2016]
SEE ALSO:
CMAJ EDITORIAL
GRC EVENT - THE END OF LIFE: DYING, SUICIDE, DEATH
GRC EVENT - SUICIDE IN OLDER AGE: WHY ARE MEN MORE VULNERABLE?

Barbara Mitchell: GOODBYES OF SUMMER: AS TEENS LEAVE FOR COLLEGE, FAMILIES FEEL JUMBLE OF EMOTIONS [The Washington Post] [AUG 2016]