February 17, 2023
Older adults with obesity experienced greater stress during COVID-19’s first year
Adults over 50 living with obesity were more likely to experience stressors during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, despite being less likely to perceive the pandemic’s consequences as negative, says a McMaster University-led study....
November 28, 2022
Peer support is a valuable mental health service, research finds
“Somebody helped me at one time, and I wanted to be able to pay it back.” Peer support services offered by CMHA Hamilton offer an overwhelmingly positive experience, a new McMaster study finds....
November 17, 2022
Analysis: Ageism in tech: Older adults should be included in the design of new technologies
Technologies are now ubiquitous in everyday modern life, but ageism means that older adults are excluded from the design of the technologies that they use....
November 7, 2022
Canada’s first and largest-scale vision-loss study underway thanks to grant from the Juravinski Research Institute
Research into age-related macular degeneration aims to help curb vision loss and improve health outcomes in older adults....
June 15, 2022
Meet Social Sciences valedictorian Angelo Marmolejo
"Life isn’t just about work, volunteering or education. It’s about the little things, living your life and just being around the people you love."...
June 9, 2022
Older persons with Type 1 diabetes face risk of reduced muscle strength and more cardiovascular issues, researchers find
Researchers say the findings suggest patients should be trying to preserve their strength with resistance-based exercises such as resistance bands and weights....
May 20, 2022
Six McMaster researchers recognized as University Scholars
University Scholars have distinguished themselves internationally and demonstrated a commitment to the discovery, communication and preservation of knowledge, as well as excellence in education and serving local and global communities. ...
May 17, 2022
In the News: Isabela Granic on the potential mental benefits of gaming
Despite the perception that video games are bad for you, research has shown gaming can provide cognitive, motivational, emotional and social benefits, says a McMaster researcher and developmental psychologist....
May 2, 2022
Aging workforce, ageist employers: Bruce Newbold and Margaret Denton weigh in
“Ageism is one of the greatest barriers older workers face seeking employment,” professor emeritus in the Department of Sociology Margaret Denton wrote in an op-ed published in The Hamilton Spectator....
April 12, 2022
Did older Canadians change their minds about the COVID-19 shot? Not really, study shows
New research from from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging offers insight on vaccine hesitancy among older adults, who are known to be at increased risk of severe symptoms from COVID-19....
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