Thursday, March 3, 2016
A novel new intervention study has been launched with adults with dementia and their caregivers. A multi-disciplinary group of partners and researchers, led by Artswell, an Ottawa-based non-profit organization that promotes wellness through art, have launched a new program to give older adults living with dementia and their caregivers an...
Monday, June 15, 2015
The Social Cure: From “we” to “me”
By Sarah Zutrauen, Department of Health Sciences, Carleton University Most of us think that we understand what it means to be “healthy”: eat the right foods, get enough exercise, lose weight. What is less obvious is how belonging to social groups can protect and enhance health and well-being both physically and mentally. For example,...
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
A Natural Path to Sustainable Happiness
By Colin A. Capaldi, Department of Psychology, Carleton University From declining biodiversity to rising sea levels, we are inundated with seemingly endless news about the deteriorating health of our planet. Terms like ecoanxiety and ecoparalysis have emerged into the lexicon to capture the sense of dread and powerlessness that might be...