Larry W. Chambers

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Larry W. Chambers has authored 200 articles and books concerning disease prevention (e.g., dementia), quality improvement in long-term care homes and innovative approaches for continuing professional development). He is research director of the Niagara Regional Campus, Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, McMaster University.

15 Contributions
by Larry W. Chambers Madeleine Smith

Rethinking aging as it applies to the brain

Research from the last decade has upended much of what we thought we knew about dementia and the aging brain. As we're now living longer, its important to learn what changes we need to make individually and culturally to increase our brains ability at any age. 

by Larry W. Chambers Rebecca Correia

Dementia care in need of province-wide network in MINT condition

Ontario does not have a standardized primary care model for dementia. But for other prevalent health conditions, Ontario has provincial clinical networks. Such a network should be established for dementia care too. Here's why.

by Larry W. Chambers Madeleine Smith

Let’s invest in helping more seniors stay at home – and stay active

As the percentage of elderly Ontarians increases, we should spend more of our tax dollars not on care homes, but rather community-based services that will help seniors age at home.

by Larry W. Chambers Madeleine Smith

Promoting your heart health promotes your brain health

Every five minutes, heart disease, stroke and related conditions take a life in Canada. However, 80 per cent of premature heart disease and stroke is preventable. Here's how to avoid these debilitating conditions.

by Larry W. Chambers Hanna Levy Eva Liu

COVID mortality rate highlights need to re-examine long-term care 

The tragedy of COVID-19 deaths in long-term care homes should catalyze a paradigm shift in Canada’s approach to promoting the health of our aging population.

by Larry W. Chambers Madeleine Smith

New MAiD legislation calls for the wise words of a pioneer

The new MAiD law should provoke reflection about our own attitudes toward death. A place to start is a wise 12-minute video produced by a prominent geriatrician shortly before his own medically assisted death.

by Larry W. Chambers Madeleine Smith

As isolation nears its dreary end, we need a plan for brain health

As we emerge from the pandemic, we need a plan to optimize physical health and ensure good vision and hearing to enable people to stay sharp and reduce isolation and depression.

by Larry W. Chambers Hanna Levy Eva Liu

Virtual reality can help older Canadians overcome toll of lockdowns

by Larry W. Chambers Hanna Levy Eva Liu

The Longevity Economy: Housing policies for an aging population

by Larry W. Chambers Hanna Levy Eva Liu

Forest Bathing and other ways to keep stress under control

by Larry W. Chambers Hanna Levy Eva Liu

Be wary of ‘game-changers:’ Use drugs wisely and safely

by Larry W. Chambers Eva Liu Hanna Levy

Five steps to contain the next outbreak

by Larry W. Chambers Hanna Levy Eva Liu

Lifestyle lessons learned during COVID-19 can decrease risk of many diseases

by Larry W. Chambers Natalie Irene Warrick Carol Brayne Lon Schneider Mimi Lowi-Young Doug Brown Rupert McShane

Is research on Alzheimer’s disease and dementia being oversold?

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