To meet the growing needs of the elderly, the JGH has launched the Susan & Aron Lieberman Family Wellness in Aging Geriatric Centre, with nearly triple the space of the previous facility.
Drugs that prolong life? They just might happen, predicted a U.S. expert during a JGH lecture. The key is to delay the onset of disease by using drugs to mimic the illness-resisting capabilities that occur naturally in the bodies of centenarians.
The age of 90 seems to be a watershed time of life, when genes begin to play an increasingly important role in enabling some people to live to 100 or beyond.
Not everyone who expresses an interest in a radical religious or political ideology is dangerous, the audience heard at the 13th annual JGH Mini-Med School.
According to Dr. Michael Gordon, Medical Program Director of Palliative Care at Toronto’s Baycrest Geriatric Health Care System, story-telling strengthens memories and associations.