CENTRE ON AGING
University of Manitoba. Manitoba, Canada.
“The Centre on Aging, University of Manitoba, was established on July 1, 1982, with a mandate to serve as a focal point for the conduct of research on aging. The Centre has developed a national and international reputation for excellence in research.”
The University of Manitoba’s Centre on Aging conducts age related research in the following areas:
Age-friendliness – to examine how eight principles can improve and enhance the quality of life as people age, particularly in support of older adults through active aging.
Aging and technology - how technology can be adapted to assist older adults in their daily lives and maintain their independence by aging in place.
Caregivers/caregiving - the role of family and friends as caregivers for older adults, the amount and type of assistance they provide, and the effect of care giving on caregivers.
Chronic disorders - chronic health problems, such as the prevalence of and risk factors for dementia, arthritis and factors related to depression.
Falls prevention - how to reduce the risk of falls by examining what causes people to fall and strategies older adults can employ to prevent falls.
Health and well-being - successful aging, self-care practices, substance abuse, nutrition and older adults adjustments to changes in health.
Healthy living - the relation between lifestyle factors, such as physical and leisure activity, health and well-being and age-friendly communities.
Health support/service use - health service use among older adults, such as nursing home use, hospital use, use of adult day care, rehabilitation and support services. Issues around end-of-life care.
Housing - supportive housing, home care supports for older adults and their caregivers in an individual's home, how to better design spaces in long term facilities and the housing needs of individuals with dementia.
Humanities/Literature - intergenerational differences in reactions to Hollywood melodramas, the role of older people in a historical context and active aging in early modern literature.
Marketing/Consumer behavior - advertising directed at older consumers and memory.
Medications/Pharmacology/Biochemistry - medication-related problems experienced by older adults, the effectiveness of medication in the treatment of chronic health problems, the effect of consumer-oriented drug information and chemical processes underlying Alzheimer's Disease.
Memory/Neuropsychology/Cognitive processes - the consequences of early brain damage to normal aging, the changes in memory function with advancing age, neuronal plasticity, as well as memory encoding/impairments after stroke, trauma and seizure activity.
Transportation and driving - actors related to older adults' ability to drive and issues around pedestrian and road safety.
Aging Awareness & Sensitivity Programs
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