CABHI’s Community of Innovation podcast is where topics on ingenuity, aging and brain health collide. Join us as we talk to experts in healthcare, research, technology and business, as well as older adults and their caregivers, about the innovative practices and healthtech solutions helping us all lead longer, healthier lives.
Ep 21 - “It’s Not a Pipeline Issue”: An Honest Look at Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the Startup World
This episode of CABHI’s Community of Innovation podcast is about the barriers facing women and entrepreneurs of colour when it comes to getting their startups off the ground. Our guests, Ling Ly Tan, CEO & Founder, Linggo and Aaron Walker, CEO, Camelback Ventures, share their thoughts on the state of EDI practices in the startup world today. They also share practical advice for ways investors can increase opportunities for marginalized groups.
Ep 20 - EngAGED Communities
On this episode of CABHI’s Community of Innovation Podcast, our guests Dr. Jane Barratt (Secretary General, International Federation on Ageing) and Marcia Weisbrot (Art Therapist and Educator at City College of San Francisco) challenge us to think of age-friendly communities as more than a physical space.
We’ll learn that age-friendly communities are environments where residents, especially older adults, are equipped to thrive. As Dr. Barratt puts it, “It’s not what age-friendly communities look like, but what they feel like.” As a member of the San Francisco Village, a thriving community organization led by older adults, Marcia Weisbrot shares how age-friendly spaces can combat ageism by bringing everyone together in meaningful ways.
Together with hosts Drs. Allison Sekuler and Rosanne Aleong, our guests shed light on what it really means to build communities that support intergenerational learning, independence, and inclusivity.
Throughout this conversation we also explore the role of technology and innovation in building age-friendly communities and how these tools can enhance accessibility for residents of all ages.
Ep 19 - Revisiting Canada's National Dementia Strategy
On this episode of CABHI’s Community of Innovation podcast, we take a deeper look at the national dementia strategy with Dr. William E. Reichman (President and CEO, Baycrest) and Dr. Saskia Sivananthan (Chief Research & Knowledge Translation & Exchange (KTE) Officer, Alzheimer Society of Canada) to learn more about its goals, how it will impact the lives of everyday Canadians, especially those living with dementia and their caregivers, and how innovation will play a role in bringing this strategy to life.
Episode 18 - Lived Experience: A Conversation about Dementia & Technology
Since the start of the pandemic, we’ve seen an influx of digital aging and brain health solutions designed to mitigate the virus’ impact on older adults, especially those living with dementia. Many of these solutions address social isolation, poor mental health, and a lack of access to quality on-demand healthcare.
On the latest episode of our Community of Innovation Podcast, we’ll hear what older adults have to say about some of these solutions and how they are shaping the future of aging. Topics include the stigma associated with aging, the formal education of family caregivers, and the importance of designing aging and brain health solutions with inclusivity in mind.
On the panel: Sue Drohan (CABHI Senior Advisory panel member), Sam Herskovits (CABHI Senior Advisory panel member), Ron Posno (Dementia Advocate), Len Carter (Dementia Advocate); moderator, Dr. Allison Sekuler (Managing Director, CABHI).
Dive into this engaging conversation, which first aired at CABHI’s 2020 What’s Next Canada conference
Episode 17- Caregiving, Sleep and Dementia
On this episode of CABHI’s Community of Innovation podcast, we talk about sleep and its impact on people living with dementia and their caregivers. Joining us for this in-depth discussion is Dr. Andrew Lim, a sleep neurologist who helps us understand the science behind sleep and how it affects our physical and cognitive health as we age.
We’ll also hear from Dr. Corrine Ong, Associate Professor, Community Services at Ryerson University, about what it’s like caring for someone with dementia and the challenges she encounters maintaining her own sleep routine.
Dr. Adriana Shnall, Director of Programs at Baycrest@Home, joins the discussion to explain the relationship between sleep and the role caregivers play in ensuring older adults age comfortably at home. We round off this episode with an interview with CABHI innovator, Eve Baird. Baird shares how her solution, The Sleep Kit , can help mitigate the sleep challenges caused be cognitive impairments like dementia.
We invite you to listen to this engaging discussion led by our hosts, Dr. Allison Sekuler and Dr. Rosanne Aleong, in partnership with Baycrest@Home.
Episode 16- Tackling the Multinational Aging Challenge
On this episode, taken from the global segment of CABHI's 2020 What's Next Canada conference, panelists Dr. Seamus O’Neil (CEO, Northern Health Science Alliance), Albert Chu (Innovation Consultant, SOMPO Digital Lab), Robby Spring (Trade Advisor Health, Royal Danish Consulate General), and David Lindeman (Director of Health CITRIS and the Banatao Institute), highlight the importance of innovating in a global ecosystem, where organizations can swap valuable experiences to improve the quality of life for older adults. Tune in as the panelists put their advice into practice by sharing insights about the innovative ways their countries have responded to a growing aging population, with solutions like dementia-friendly communities and subsidized homecare.