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Caregiving in Canada: As population ages, one-in-four Canadians over 30 are looking after loved ones

Those in 40s, 50s most likely to provide care; women more likely to report a major impact on their lives August 12, 2019 – Three years ago, Canada quietly crossed a critical demographic threshold. For the first time, there were

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Access to health care a significant problem for one-in-five Canadians 55 and older

Twice as many say their province’s health care system has ‘deteriorated’ as say it has improved August 7, 2019 – As the 2019 federal election campaign approaches and parties begin making their pitches to voters, a new public opinion poll

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As Canadians age, struggles over access to health care extend to prescription drugs

One-in-six Canadians 55 and older have failed to take medication as prescribed because of the cost August 9, 2019 – As the federal government’s Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare calls for a universal, single-payer system for prescription

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Welcome or worry? Aging causes anxiety for some, while others take it in stride

Two-thirds of Canadians worry about outliving their savings, including three-quarters of women under 55 August 14, 2019 – As Canada’s Baby-Boomers get older, more and more Canadians are being exposed to the practical realities of aging. A new study from

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