As the song lyrics tell us, growing old with you means living life, over the course of many years, with loved-ones by our side, feeling healthy, strong and vibrant.
That is what our frailty and healthy aging researchers want for you: Healthier Years Ahead.
They’re working hard to make healthy aging possible, so you can go for a bike ride with your parents, children, and grandchildren, together, for many years to come. You may be growing older, but that doesn’t mean you have to feel old.
With breakthroughs in modern medicine, people are living longer lives than ever before. Research shows that by 2036, nearly one quarter of the Canadian population will be over the age of 65. An aging population means an increased risk of becoming frail, which can often lead to a lower quality of life and higher risk of death, hospitalization and institutionalization.
That’s where DMRF comes in.
We work with the hardest working, internationally-acclaimed researchers whose number one objective is to fight off frailty and ensure healthier years ahead as we age.
Dalhousie researchers are world-leaders in defining and exploring the concept of frailty. At home and across the globe, they are actively working to provide better models to measure levels of frailty in individual patients and to inform care appropriately. Using unique mathematical models, including those that led to the development of the world's first Frailty Index, the ultimate goal is to improve quality of life for individuals, their families and their caregivers, while reducing the burden of frailty on global health care systems.
You can read the full story on the Frailty Index and learn more about frailty and aging by clicking here.
Your monthly support can advance critical research in frailty and aging, to benefit all of us. By donating to DMRF, you are investing in the health and wellness of your parents, your family, friends and you. Because life is not just about years gone by, it’s about the years ahead, lived well and lived strong.
Become a monthly donor today and create healthier years ahead.