It may not seem out of the ordinary or may even seem inconsequential to have older adults recollect memories from their past. However, depending on the context and the type of memories these folks retrieve, the exercise can have an effect on the mental and physical health of these individuals.
It is making national headlines: The massive baby-boom generation is at retirement age. Will the unprecedented number of elderly voices change our notions of aging and old age, and, if so, how? University of Ottawa philosophy professor Andrew Sneddon offers some intriguing perspectives on this new population phenomena and the concept of aging.
At the forefront of a new biomedical engineering field, Fabio Variola combines biology with nanotechnology to create materials for more effective medical implants that better the lives of people young and old.
Few tasks performed daily are more complex or dangerous than driving, yet we often take this privilege for granted. We view driving as essential to our quality of life. But what happens when other factors influence one’s ability to drive? When do issues related to health and age affect what many view as the key to independence?