Expert Alert - The boomer generation: healthier seniors? CIHR experts share the good news on the positive aspects of aging

    OTTAWA, June 5 /CNW Telbec/ - We've heard a lot on research about the
downside of aging, but what about the upside? When it comes to aging, it
shouldn't all be bad news - and it certainly isn't. Researchers now believe
the boomer generation might be healthier seniors than previous generations.
    CIHR researchers are available to speak about research being done about
becoming a healthy senior citizen.

    Boomers. A healthier senior generation?
    Dr. Anne Martin-Matthews, Scientific Director at the Canadian Institutes
    of Health Research Institute of Aging

    The secrets of healthy seniors
    Dr. Barbara Payne, CIHR-funded researcher from the University of Manitoba

    Improving seniors' quality of life through research
    Dr. Sylvie Ninon Belleville and Dr. Yves C. Joanette, CIHR-funded
    researchers from the Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal

    Walking is the most popular physical activity among Canadian seniors -
    how can neighbourhoods help?
    Ms. Theresa Grant, CIHR-funded researcher from the University of Ottawa

    Memory tricks for older adults
    Dr. Nicole D. Anderson, CIHR-funded researcher from Baycrest Hospital

    Healthy aging: are genetics a factor?
    Dr. Angela R. Brooks-Wilson and Dr. Marco Antonio Marra, CIHR-funded
    researchers from the BC Cancer Agency's Genome Sciences Centre

    Fighting back against frailty: prevention that works
    Dr. Francis Langlois, CIHR-funded researcher from the Institut
    universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal

    Aging, bilingualism, and communication: An electrophysiological and
    behavioural investigation
    Dr. Shanna Catherine Kousaie, CIHR-funded researcher from Concordia

    The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is the Government of
Canada's agency for health research. CIHR's mission is to create new
scientific knowledge and to catalyze its translation into improved health,
more effective health services and products, and a strengthened Canadian
health-care system. Composed of 13 Institutes, CIHR provides leadership and
support to more than 11,000 health researchers and trainees across Canada.

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