Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Mitigating the impacts of COVID‑19 in senior care homes

Around the world, residential care and nursing homes have shown to be highly vulnerable to COVID-19. In Canada, these complexes have seen hundreds of deaths as result of the deadly virus. Here in Nova Scotia, Northwood has ...

Health

Pandemic exposes deep flaws in Canadian home care system

The pandemic has infiltrated long-term care facilities, infecting staff and residents alike and resulting in scores of deaths. Now one U of T Mississauga sociologist is sounding the alarm for a hidden population that is also ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

In Europe, retirement homes at risk from virus 'timebomb'

In Italy, Spain and France, old people's homes have been ravaged by coronavirus with the elderly and the infirm taking the brunt of the epidemic as it spreads like wildfire across Europe.

Gerontology & Geriatrics

How to check if a nursing home is up to scratch

If you've read the headlines about poor standards in Australia's nursing homes, it's only natural to be concerned about your own family or friends in residential aged care.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

A new way to think about dementia and sex

Persons living with dementia don't have sex. Or they have weird sex. Or they have dangerous sex, in need of containment.

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