Aging, Community and Health Research Group (ACHRU)

McMaster University

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New Research Summary: Evaluating a New Hospital-to-Home Care Program for Older Adults with Depressive Symptoms

Published on: January 23, 2018

Researchers are studying the application and costs of a promising new program for older adults, with multiple chronic conditions (MCC) and depressive symptoms that aims to improve overall health and reduce hospitalization.

New JAGS Article: Community-Based Program Improves Quality of Life for Older Adults with Diabetes and Other Chronic Conditions

Published on: December 5, 2017

Older adults with diabetes and other chronic conditions, who participated in the ACHRU’s community-based program, had improved quality of life, reduced depressive symptoms and better self-management with no extra healthcare cost compared to usual care.

Successful Integrated Knowledge Translation: What Do Our Knowledge Users Think?

Published on: November 20, 2017

In this study ACHRU researchers are exploring knowledge users’ perceptions of factors influencing engagement, knowledge exchange, uptake and impact.

ACHRU Scientific Directors Share on Stroke App at Tech Event

Published on: November 14, 2017

Maureen Markle-Reid and Ruta Valaitis presented their mobile application for stroke rehabilitation with researchers, graduate students and industry partners at a Technology & Design for Optimal Aging event at McMaster University last week.

New Publication: How Researchers Are Evaluating an Online Support Tool for Caregivers of Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease

Published on: September 26, 2017

The ACHRU’s latest journal article in BMC Geriatrics, outlines how a randomized control trial (RCT) is being used to evaluate My Tools 4 Care (MT4C). The internet-based intervention is aimed at supporting caregivers through changes they experience in their roles, relationships and health.

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