Institute on Aging & Lifelong Health

Self-management programs

The Stanford Self-Management Programs, delivered by trained volunteers, are free, evidence-based education programs offered throughout British Columbia for adults experiencing ongoing physical or mental health issues. The programs help people with chronic conditions to manage daily challenges and maintain an active and healthier life and have an important role in the continuity of care.

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Alzheimer's Drug Therapy Initiative (ADTI)

In 2007, the Alzheimer Drug Therapy Initiative (ADTI) was developed in B.C. to address a deficit of research pertaining to a class of Alzheimer’s medications. The ultimate aim of this initiative was to determine whether or not the medications should be listed on the Provincial PharmaCare Formulary. 

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BC Trajectories in Care Study

A better understanding of the patterns that emerge and the factors that influence care transitions is critical for enhancing the quality of life of older adults and their families; and for developing recommendations and policy advice for health system improvements.

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eHOME-iCARE: Using Technology to Improve Caregiving at Home

 Caregivers of older adults with dementia report high levels of caregiver burden. Caregiver preferences point to the need for technologies that are easy to use, function automatically, and provide simple, informative alerts.

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Canadian Driving Research Initiative for Vehicular Safety in the Elderly

With a vision to establish a national inter­disciplinary collaborative approach to identify, analyze and address the health­related safety and quality­ of life issues pertaining to older drivers. Candrive examined both the effectiveness of senior driver re-training, driver rehabilitation and driver refresher programs and the use of custom or restricted drivers licenses for elderly drivers.

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Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging

The Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) is a large, national, long-term study that will follow approximately 50,000 men and women who are between the ages of 45 and 85 when recruited, for at least 20 years. The CLSA will collect information on the changing biological, medical, psychological, social, lifestyle and economic aspects of people’s lives. These factors will be studied to understand how, individually and in combination, they have an impact in both maintaining health and in the development of disease and disability as people age. 

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Making a difference in peoples' lives

The Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health was established in 1992 to advance knowledge in the field of aging. Today, we support over 40 research affiliates with diverse research background. In 25 years, IALH research has contributed in many ways in improving the health and quality of life of an increasingly diverse population.

We support our students, researchers and community in various ways. Call us or email us to know how can we support you.