News out of the Institute on Aging & Lifelong Health

Access to Books During Childhood May Lead to Cognitive Strength in Adulthood

Do you have a child on your shopping list this holiday season? Consider gifting a book. Access to books in childhood may provide enhanced cognitive health throughout adulthood. Past IALH Postdoctoral Fellow Nathan Lewis (Psychology) and former IALH Student Affiliate Tomiko Yoneda have recently published findings from a study exploring how access to books in childhood can support cognitive resilience in later adulthood. Scott Hofer, past IALH Director, was also a member of the research team.

Positive Reception: Hospital at Home Program in Victoria, BC Receives Rave Reviews in Preliminary Evaluation

Hospital at Home models are patient-centred approaches that enable the provision of acute level care to be provided in an individual’s own home. IALH Research Fellows Elizabeth Borycki and Andre Kushniruk, along with collaborating researchers recently published preliminary findings from an evaluation of the program.

Shifts in Homecare Nursing Practices and Their Implications for Families and Clients Receiving Palliative Care at Home

IALH Research Fellow Kelli Stajduhar (Nursing) and colleagues at the University of Victoria, Trinity Western University, the University of Manitoba, McGill University and Island Health recently published findings from a study that examined how changes in home care nursing practices affect families and individuals receiving palliative care services at home.

Aging in Place with Google and Amazon: Privacy and Surveillance Implications for Older Adults

Submitted by: Jessica Percy Campbell, a former IALH Student Affiliate who recently completed her PhD in Political Science. For her dissertation, she explored the growing relationship between older adults and smart home technology. As a surveillance scholar, she is interested in the types of data that technology companies collect, how such data are used, and what users understand about these processes.