• Funding advances development of innovative assessment software | February 13, 2020

    The CCAA was recently awarded $49,999 from the Canadian Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation (C-CABHI) SPARK Program for a 1-year project to advance the development of its innovative functional fitness software database called HAroLD (Healthy Active Living Database).

  • Study: Exercise boosts memory like caffeine | February 10, 2020

    Caffeine and exercise have been shown to separately improve certain aspects of cognition like attention and alertness, but the two energy boosters had never been compared head-to-head until Western's Exercise and Health Psychology Laboratory explored the idea.

  • Caring for caregivers | January 14, 2020

    Neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson's can make everyday tasks immensely challenging, which is why most people with the disease rely on informal caregivers, often family members, to help maintain their quality of living. This podcast features Lisa Moszczynski, a master's student in Health and Rehabilitation Science, who has been researching the difficulties caregivers face - feelings of invisibility, lack of agency, and inability to access support.

  • Senior independent living at centre of research | January 09, 2020

    Seniors across Ontario may soon be building healthier lives and stronger communities right at home, thanks to the efforts of Western researchers and colleagues across the province focused on helping seniors live independently as long as possible.

  • Here’s how to get active as a senior | December 10, 2019

    Only 16 per cent of Canadians meet the government’s physical activity guidelines, which require 150 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous exercise every week, according to Statistics Canada. And experts say that as we get older, staying active becomes even more important.