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Visual-Vestibular Interaction For Maintaining Stability While Standing Up From A Sitting Position: Effects Of Aging
Background: Sit-to-stand is a challenging task as it requires the transition from a large 3-point base of support to a small 2-point base of support while simultaneously controlling anteroposterior and vertical body ...
Aging, deprivation, and health: A "triple jeopardy" faced by the older population
It is crucial to understand the factors that influence the health of Canada’s rapidly aging population. This thesis examines social and material deprivation among the older population in Canada, focusing on a case study ...
Do Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Abdominal Obesity Mediate the Exercise-Induced Change in Insulin Sensitivity in Older Adults?
Aging is associated with increased insulin resistance, a condition in which the tissue response to insulin-stimulated glucose uptake is reduced. Insulin resistance is a strong predictor of disease and mortality. Aging is ...
Ontario’s Home First Approach, Care Transitions, and the Provision of Care: The Perspectives of Home First Clients and Their Family Caregivers
Home First is an Ontario transition management approach that attempts to reduce the pressure on hospital and Long Term Care (LTC) beds through early discharge planning, the provision of timely and appropriate home care, ...
A study of predicitive capacity and working memory in mild Alzheimer's disease and normal controls using saccadic eye movements
Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disorder with no existing cure. Since cognitive control influences saccade behaviour, saccades provide a valuable tool when studying cognitive changes in healthy and pathological ...
Homelessness, Stable Housing, and Opportunities for Healthy Aging: Exploring the Relationships
This dissertation contributes to the existing literature on aging and health in human geography by exploring the relationships among homelessness, stable housing, and opportunities for healthy aging. Over the last 30 years, ...