Senior Living: COVID-19 shows need for combating ageism
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(Judith Graham/ Daily Breeze) — Earlier this year, the World Health Organization announced a global campaign to combat ageism — discrimination against older adults that is pervasive and harmful, but often unrecognized.

“We must change the narrative around age and ageing” and “adopt strategies to counter” ageist attitudes  …

‘Magic table’ uses technology and active play to help people with dementia
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(Susan Schwartz/ The Montreal Gazette) — As images of green leaves and red ladybugs projected from above danced on a tabletop at the Maimonides Geriatric Centre on Wednesday and participants reached out to swipe at them, resident Harry Mintz had a good line.

“One lady that doesn’t bug me too much,” he said. It earned him a   …

Can virtual reality help seniors? Study hopes to find out
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(Terry Spencer/ CTV News) — Terry Colli and three other residents of the John Knox Village senior community got a trip via computer to the International Space Station in the kickoff to a Stanford University study on whether virtual reality can improve the emotional well-being of older people.

Donning 1-pound (470-gram)  …

No limit to how long people can live?
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Biologists at McGill University say that if there is a limit to how old human can live, they haven’t found it.

“We just don’t know what the age limit might be,” Siegfried Hekimi told CBC. “In fact, by extending trend lines, we can show that maximum and average lifespans could continue to increase far into  …