The 4th Annual DMRF Breakthrough Breakfast!
Three world-renowned frailty and aging researchers from Dalhousie University spoke to a crowd of over 400 guests our 4th Annual Breakthrough Breakfast. Their presentations focused on how research can impact frailty and promote healthy aging. Drs. Kenneth Rockwood, Olga Theou and Mary McNally revealed that research in the areas of medicine, geriatrics, oral health and mobility intersect to uncover comprehensive solutions to the complex subject of our rapidly aging population.
Research shows that by 2036, nearly one quarter of the Canadian population will be over the age of 65. Atlantic Canada has the highest proportion of residents over 65, and it is estimated that by 2036, almost one in three Nova Scotians will fall into this age bracket. This has profound implications for population health and health care planning.