Year: 2021

For seniors, avoiding frailty fosters better health: Op ed.

January 18, 2021

Anyone who has played the game Jenga knows that a structure can continue to look solid and strong even as pieces are slowly removed. But, at a certain point, when too many health deficits occur, the structure topples. It is a good analogy for the effects of frailty. Looking at frailty in the context of…

Better treatment, respect needed for Canada’s older adults: Op ed.

January 12, 2021

“The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the pitfalls of how we approach ageing in our society. Currently we use a reactive, problem-based approach to ageing instead of a preventive, holistic approach. Preventing or delaying frailty won’t prevent COVID-19, but it will help make Canadian seniors more resilient generally, it will add quality of life to remaining…