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Learning new skills could help stave off dementia, study suggests
Health

Learning new skills could help stave off dementia, study suggests

The following has been reprinted with permission from the Association for Psychological Science. Older adults are often encouraged to stay active and engaged to keep their minds sharp. They are told to “use it or lose it.” But new research indicates that only certain activities—learning a mentally demanding skill like […]

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Health

Study on stimuli could lead to pill to help treat Alzheimer’s

An Israeli study has discovered a biological mechanism that could explain how challenging mental and physical activity can delay the development and onset of Alzheimer’s disease, the Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz reports. The study, led by Boaz Barak of Tel Aviv University, was published in the September issue of the journal […]

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Food / Reviews & Previews

Your say: Restaurant passions and peeves

Since we boomers are taking over the world, at least in numbers, and more businesses are catering to our needs, here are two of our favourite restaurant features. Dear readers, add yours to our list (you can comment in the box below) and we’ll publish some in our December issue. […]

Editorial: The buck stops at the prime minister’s door
Editorials

Editorial: The buck stops at the prime minister’s door

The problem is Prime Minister Stephen Harper: his vision, his control, his actions. As the drama of how to punish three avaricious senators is being finalized, it is increasingly obvious that the issue of what to do with the Senate and its rules, or lack thereof, is secondary. Since it […]

Look for The Senior Times booth at Salon Mieux Vivre 50+
Reviews & Previews

Salon Mieux Vivre 50+ zeroes in on prevention

Today’s seniors live longer and are more active and productive than ever before. Their contribution to society is immense. Health and prevention are the themes at the heart of this year’s Salon Mieux Vivre 50+, coming to the Palais du Congrès this month. The Senior Times will be part of […]

Walk cautiously in the snow! An even better idea: Stay indoors.
Features

How to adjust your cane

The Senior Times welcomes guest writer Marla Nayer, PhD. Nayer is a physical therapist. One of my pet peeves is watching people use canes that are adjusted incorrectly. On many occasions I have gone up to people on the street, introduced myself, and offered to adjust their cane to the […]

Editorial: Corruption, infrastructure woes are twin election issues
Editorials

Editorial: Corruption, infrastructure woes are twin election issues

As these lines were being written, formal proceedings began against Gilles Vaillancourt, the ex-mayor and so-called King of Laval, who faces 12 charges, including conspiracy, fraud, influence peddling, breach of trust and gangsterism. As the highest-profile municipal official to be indicted so far, the case against Vaillancourt and 36 others […]

It’s never to late to learn to talk to mom and dad
What's Happening

It’s never to late to learn to talk to mom and dad

The Montreal Centre for Anxiety and Depression will host a talk September 27 on connecting with aging parents. The talk, moderated by Frances Kucharsky, offers tool to deal with demands on your time and resources, conflicts with siblings over care and ways to improve your relationship with your parents. There […]

McGill concerts affordable and exciting
What's Happening

McGill concerts affordable and exciting

Appreciating classical music is a learning experience that can only be developed through listening. No amount of discussion, persuasion or explanation—even illustrated through the use of recordings—can substitute for the direct and emotionally charged experience of being part of music making, even if the only instrument you have is your […]

Senior Times staffers gather around their giant computer deep in the 1980s.
What's Happening

Celebrate our birthday with your ’80s memories

In October, The Senior Times celebrates 27 years of bringing you the issues. Our presses started rolling back when hair was big, shoulders were wide and fax machines were the best thing since the rotary-dial phone. We have tons of fun things planned for our anniversary issue, but we also […]