gerontology

Learning from the lived experiences of aging immigrants

Co-leads:

  • Sharon Koehn
    Centre for Healthy Aging / Simon Fraser University
  • Kahir Lalji
    United Way of the Lower Mainland

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2017

Game on: Disseminating research for improving hospital dementia care

Co-leads:

  • Habib Chaudhury
    Simon Fraser University
  • Jan Robson
    Alzheimer Society of BC

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2018

No time for nice? Exploring the nature and influence of workplace incivility and bullying in long-term residential care

Residential care aides (RCAs) provide the majority of hands-on care for individuals in long-term residential care (LTRC). Yet, as they are situated at the bottom of the workplace hierarchy, they receive little respect or recognition for their work. In BC, LTRC workers (mainly RCAs) have the highest rates of on-the-job injury; four times higher than the provincial average and twice as high as acute care workers, due primarily to overexertion and violent or aggressive acts from residents. 

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2017

A community-based research program focused on “Adding Life to Later Years”

In 2011, an estimated 5 million Canadians were 65 years of age or older, a number that is expected to double in the next 25 years. The majority of older adults prefer to live in their family home for as long as possible. However, aging in place - the desire to remain living in the community, with some level of independence - is only possible with provision of adequate housing, transportation, recreational opportunities, health and home services and amenities that facilitate physical activity, social interaction and cultural engagement.

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2014

Frailty in interstitial lung disease

Interstitial lung disease (ILD) encompasses a large number of entities that cause inflammation and/or fibrosis of the lungs. An estimated 10,000 Canadians have idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and an additional 30-40,000 have other common forms of fibrotic ILD. Fibrotic ILD reduces quality of life, is often disabling, and increases healthcare costs. The susceptibility to ILD, severity of its manifestations, frequency of adverse treatment effects, and risk of comorbidities all increase with age. Frailty is a major health problem and will be even more important with an aging population.

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2014
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