New Online Community to Combat Social Isolation for 50+ Adults

A new social club and online community called Amintro was created to make it easier for 50+ adults to find new friends. Already launched across Canada, Amintro is not a dating service but matches like-minded adults with similar adults to combat loneliness and social isolation among older adults. We discovered Amintro, a social app intended [. . . more]

Are You Ready for 3D-Printed Food?

Back in 2016 The Medical Futurist Institute described the future of food as using innovation and technology in food production. As odd as it sounds, 3D-printed food is here and the technology is already being used in geriatric nutrition.   Food technology has grown alongside the explosion of technological growth in most every other industry. [. . . more]

Light Exercise Improves Memory

Anyone over 50 usually notices their memory isn’t what it used to be. However, research has recently found that just 10 minutes of light exercise can help improve memory.  Memory loss is not uncommon for older adults and its one of the first symptoms of aging noticed. We enter a room and realize we forgot [. . . more]

Black Tea Contributes to Weight Loss

Natural health enthusiasts for years have hailed the benefits of drinking an assortment of teas for weight loss but now scientific research not only supports that claim, it explains exactly how that can happen. A study [1] published in the European Journal of Nutrition has discovered that both black and green tea influenced the ratio [. . . more]

Legal Recreational Cannabis. Now What?

With Canada’s legalisation of cannabis just around the corner many are still left wondering how the country will implement the sales of recreational pot. As of October 17th, residents across Canada will be able to publicly purchase and use marijuana for recreation. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau left[1] the decision to each province and territory in [. . . more]

Nursing Home Shortage Looms as Aging Baby Boomer Population Grows

According to demographic projections by Statistics Canada, the number of seniors in Canada will increase rapidly by 2031 when the youngest baby boomers will have reached age 65. By 2036, seniors will represent 23-25% of the population – a total of around 10 million seniors. The growing number of older adults in Canada will put [. . . more]

High Protein Diets May Lower Risk of Alzheimer’s

A new Australian study reveals that eating a diet high in protein may lower the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease later in life. The study, published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, was conducted by researchers at Edith Cowan University’s School of Medical and Health Sciences near Perth, Australia. Researchers looked at the diets of [. . . more]

Breast Cancer Survivors Improve Cognition with Exercise

A pilot study was recently published which claims that increased physical activity helped boost breast cancer survivors’ memory and cognitive function. It’s known that increased physical activity improves cognition in cognitively impaired or even healthy adults, but the benefits for cancer survivors were undetermined. Many breast cancer survivors report poor memory or reduced ability to [. . . more]

Physical Fitness Lowers Risk of Dementia

Health experts agree that lifestyle plays an important role in whether or not a person develops dementia. Two recent scientific studies further support evidence that living a healthy, active life and being physically fit can reduce the risk of developing dementia in later life. An English study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics [. . . more]

Innovations in AI and Apps for Health Care

Interacting with AI, or artificial intelligence, has already become a way of life for most people, from email applications that automatically route spam to your junk box, to the recommendations that Netflix makes based on your viewing history, to dealing with personal assistants, like Siri or Alexa. AI technology is now becoming more prominent in [. . . more]