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R. Samuel McLaughlin Centre for Research and Education in Aging and Health, McMaster UniversityResearch Funder/Centre

Type of institution

Research centre

Website

http://www.fhs.mcmaster.ca/mcah/

Description

The Faculty of Health Sciences provides academic leadership in aging and health through the R. Samuel McLaughlin Centre for Research and Education in Aging and Health (MCAH) under the leadership of Dr. Larry Chambers.

A $500,000 award will enable researchers affiliated with the R. Samuel McLaughlin Centre for Research and Education in Aging and Health to conduct interdisciplinary studies that will help to improve the health care and lifestyle of seniors.

�This funding from the R. Samuel McLaughlin Foundation will allow us to conduct comprehensive and leading-edge studies on aging and health that will better inform family physicians and others who care for our seniors.  It will also help us to better understand the aging brain and dementia, as well as enable us to determine ways in which to keep seniors active so that they can manage their own lives,� says Larry Chambers, Director of the Centre and a professor in the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at McMaster.

Aims

Academic leadership in education, research and community liaison to enhance the quality of life of older persons.

Main research areas

The Funding will support research in four specific areas:

  • Health Promotion and Disease Prevention: this work, led by Christopher Patterson, Department of Medicine, focuses on health promotion and disease prevention for seniors in the practices of family physicians.
  • The Aging Brain: these studies, led by Larry Chambers, will analyze the incidence and prevalence of dementia, risk factors for dementia, and the impact on caregiver health.
  • Aging, Mobility and Participation:  Julie Richardson, School of Rehabilitation Science, is leading this research which focuses on ways to keep seniors active so that they can manage their own lives.
  • Pharmacology and Therapeutics: Stuart MacLeod of the Father Sean O�Sullivan Research Centre leads these studies which are concerned with finding ways to reduce polypharmacy - the administering of several drugs concomitantly or the administering of excessive medication.

Research disciplines

Medical/Clinical Sciences/Nursing,Social/Behavioral

Contact

Dr. Larry Chambers (Director), Mary Gauld (Senior

Address

Faculty of Health Sciences
McMaster University
1280 Main Street Wes
DTC Room 330
Hamilton
Ontario
Canada
L8S 4L8

Telephone

(905) 525-9140, ext

Fax

(905) 522-7681

Email

gauld@mcmaster.ca

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