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July 2014 was the last application intake for the Age+ Prize.

Age+ Prize

The Age+ Prize (discontinued) recognized excellence in research on aging carried out in Canada. Awarded annually to authors of a published, scientific article on aging, the Age+ Award was aimed at graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and residents from all disciplines conducting research in aging.

Past winners

Name Research Institution Title Reference
July 2014
Cedric Annweiler Western University Vitamin D and caudal primary motor cortex: a magnetic resonance spectroscopy study Annweiler C, Beauchet O, Bartha R, Hachinski V, Montero-Odasso M. Vitamin D and caudal primary motor cortex: a magnetic resonance spectroscopy study. PLoS One. 2014 Jan 31; 9(1): e87314. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0087314. eCollection 2014.
Alexandru Hanganu Institut Universitaire de Gériatrie de Montréal Mild cognitive impairment is linked with faster rate of cortical thinning in patients with Parkinson's disease longitudinally Alexandru Hanganu, Christophe Bedetti, Clotilde Degroot, Béatriz Mejia-Constain, Anne-Louise Lafontaine, Valérie Soland, Sylvain Chouinard, Marie-Andrée Bruneau, Samira Mellah, Sylvie Belleville, Oury Monchi. Brain; Volume: 127, Page numbers: 1120-1129; Year: 2014; doi: 10.1093/brain/awu036
Chun-Liang Hsu University of British Columbia Disruptions in Brain Networks of Older Fallers Are Associated with Subsequent Cognitive Decline:  A 12-Month Prospective Exploratory Study Disruptions in Brain Networks of Older Fallers Are Associated with Subsequent Cognitive Decline: A 12-Month Prospective Exploratory Study. Chun Liang Hsu, Michelle W Voss, Todd C Handy, Jennifer C Davis, Lindsay S Nagamatsu, Alison Chan, Niousha Bolandzadeh, Teresa Liu-Ambrose. PLoS One 2014 3;9(4):e93673. Epub 2014 Apr 3.
Anam Islam Western University Facilitating frailty identification: comparison of two methods among community-dwelling older adults A. Islam, S. W. Muir-Hunter, M. Speechley, M. Montero-Odasso. Facilitating frailty identification: comparison of two methods among community-dwelling older adults. J Frailty Aging 2014; 3(3).
Scott Nugent Université de Sherbrooke Brain glucose and acetoacetate metabolism: a comparison of young and older adults. Nugent, S., Tremblay, S., Chen, K.W., Ayutyanont, N., Roontiva, A., Castellano, C.A., Fortier, M., Roy, M., Courchesne-Loyer, A., Bocti, C., Lepage, M., Turcotte, E., Fulop, T., Reiman, E.M., Cunnane, S.C., (2014). Brain glucose and acetoacetate metabolism: a comparison of young and older adults. Neurobiology of Aging. 35, 1386-95 (PMID: 24388785).
Linda Truong Ryerson University Friend or foe? Decoding the facilitative and disruptive effects of emotion on working memory in younger and older adults Authors: Linda Truong and Lixia Yang Journal: Frontiers in Psychology Volume: 5, Article 94, pages: 1-9, 2014
January 2014
Udunna Anazodo Western University An investigation of changes in regional gray matter volume in cardiovascular disease patients, pre and post cardiovascular rehabilitation. UC Anazodo, JK Shoemaker, N Suskin, KS St Lawrence. (2013). An investigation of changes in regional gray matter volume in cardiovascular disease patients, pre and post cardiovascular rehabilitation. NeuroImage. Clinical. 3: 388-395.
AmanPreet Badhwar McGill University Impaired structural correlates of memory in Alzheimer's disease mice. AP Badhwar, JP Lerch, E Hamel, JG Sled. (2013). Impaired structural correlates of memory in Alzheimer's disease mice. NeuroImage. Clinical. 3: 290-300.
Sijia Cao University of British Columbia Relationship between systemic cytokines and complement factor H Y402H polymorphism in patients with dry age-related macular degeneration. S Cao, A Ko, M Partanen, K Pakzad-Vaezi, AB Merkur, DA Albiani, AW Kirker, A Wang, JZ Cui, F Forooghian, JA Matsubara. (2013). Relationship between systemic cytokines and complement factor H Y402H polymorphism in patients with dry age-related macular degeneration. American journal of ophthalmology. 156(6): 1176-1183.
Rosalie Wang Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and University of Toronto Power mobility with collision avoidance for older adults: User, caregiver, and prescriber perspectives. RH Wang, A Korotchenko, L Hurd Clarke, WB Mortenson, A Mihailidis. (2013). Power mobility with collision avoidance for older adults: User, caregiver, and prescriber perspectives. Journal of rehabilitation research and development. 50(9): 1287-1300.
October 2013
Christian-Alexandre Castellano Université de Sherbrooke Thyroid function and cognition in the euthyroid elderly: A case-control study embedded in Quebec longitudinal study - NuAge. CA Castellano, D Laurin, MF Langlois, M Fortier, D Tessier, P Gaudreau, G Ferland, H Payette, D Lorrain, SC Cunnane. (2013). Thyroid function and cognition in the euthyroid elderly: A case-control study embedded in Quebec longitudinal study - NuAge. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 38(9): 1772-6.
Caroline Ménard McGill University Knockdown of prodynorphin gene prevents cognitive decline, reduces anxiety, and rescues loss of group 1 metabotropic glutamate receptor function in aging. C Ménard, YC Tse, C Cavanagh, JG Chabot, H Herzog, C Schwarzer, TP Wong, R Quirion. (2013). Knockdown of prodynorphin gene prevents cognitive decline, reduces anxiety, and rescues loss of group 1 metabotropic glutamate receptor function in aging. The Journal of neuroscience. 33(31): 12792-804.
Md Moniruzzaman McMaster University Mode use and trip length of seniors in Montreal. M Moniruzzaman, A Páez, KM Nurul Habib, C Morenxy. (2013). Mode use and trip length of seniors in Montreal. Journal of Transport Geography. 30: 89-99.
Lauren Ashley Watson University of Western Ontario Atrx deficiency induces telemere dysfuction, endocrine defects and reduced life span. LA Watson, LA Solomon, JR Li, Y Jiang, M Edwards, K Shin-ya, F Beier, NG Bérubé. (2013). Atrx deficiency induces telemere dysfuction, endocrine defects and reduced life span. The Journal of clinical investigation. 123(5): 2049-63.
May 2013
Alexander Crizzle McMaster University Self-regulatory practices of drivers with Parkinson's disease: accuracy of patient reports. AM Crizzle, AM Myers, QJ Almeida. (2013). Self-regulatory practices of drivers with Parkinson's disease: accuracy of patient reports. Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 19(2):176-180.
Janet Pritchard McMaster University Bone mineralization is elevated and less heterogeneous in adults with type 2 diabetes and osteoarthritis compared to controls with osteoarthritis alone. JM Pritchard, A Papaioannou, C Tomowich, LM Giangregorio, SA Atkinson, KA Beattie, JD Adachi, J DeBeer, M Winemaker, V Avram, HP Schwarcz. (2013).Bone mineralization is elevated and less heterogeneous in adults with type 2 diabetes and osteoarthritis compared to controls with osteoarthritis alone. Bone. 51(1): 76-82.
Émilie Raymond McGill University On the track of evaluated programmes targeting the social participation of seniors: a typology proposal. E Raymond, A Sevigny, A Tourigny, A Vezina, R Verreault, AC Guilbert. (2013). On the track of evaluated programmes targeting the social participation of seniors: a typology proposal. Ageing and Society. 33(2): 267-296.
January 2013
Mohammad Auais McGill University Extended Exercise Program Post Hip Fracture Improves Patients' Physical Functioning: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. M Auais, O Eliyyan, N Mayo. (2012). Extended Exercise Program Post Hip Fracture Improves Patients' Physical Functioning: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Phys Ther. 92:1437-1451.
Josie-Anne Bertrand Université du Québec à Montréal Color discrimination deficits in Parkinson's disease are related to cognitive impairment and white-matter alterations. Josie-Anne Bertrand, Christophe Bedetti, Ronald B. Postuma, Oury Monchi, Daphné Génier Marchand, Thomas Jubault et Jean-François Gagnon. (2012). Color discrimination deficits in Parkinson's disease are related to cognitive impairment and white-matter alterations. Movement Disorders, 27:1781-1788.
Cyril Bories Université Laval Differential Balance of Prefrontal Synaptic Activity in Successful versus Unsuccessful Cognitive Aging. Cyril Bories ; Zoé Husson ; Matthieu J. Guitton and Yves De Koninck. (2013, January 23). Differential Balance of Prefrontal Synaptic Activity in Successful versus Unsuccessful Cognitive Aging. The Journal of Neuroscience, DOI:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3258-12.2013
Andrée-Ann Cyr University of Toronto Updating misconceptions: Effects of age and confidence. Cyr, A.-A., & Anderson, N. D. (2012, December 20). Updating misconceptions: Effects of age and confidence. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review. Advance online publication. DOI 10.3758/s13423-012-0357-0.
Nicolas Martin Université de Montréal Topography of age-related changes in sleep spindles. Martin, N., Lafortune, M., Godbout, J., Barakat, M., Robillard, R., Poirier, G., Bastien, C., Carrier, J. (2013). Topography of age-related changes in sleep spindles. Neurobiology of Aging, 34 (2), 468-476.
October 2012
Jonathan Brouillette Université Lille-Nord de France /Yale Neurotoxicity and memory deficits induced by soluble low-molecular-weight amyloid-β1-42 oligomers are revealed in vivo by using a novel animal model. Brouillette, J., Caillierez, R., Zommer, N., Alves-Pires, C., Benilova, I., Blum, D., De Strooper, B., Buée, L. (2012). Neurotoxicity and memory deficits induced by soluble low-molecular-weight amyloid-β1-42 oligomers are revealed in vivo by using a novel animal model. Journal of Neuroscience, 32(23):7852–7861.
Tara Stewart University of Manitoba Attributing illness to 'old age:' Consequences of a self-directed stereotype for health and mortality. Stewart, T. L., Chipperfield, J. G., Perry, R. P., & Weiner, B. (2012). Attributing illness to “old age:” Consequences of a self-directed stereotype for health and mortality. Psychology and Health, 27:881-897.
Benjamin Zendel University of Toronto Musicians Experience Less Age-Related Decline in Central Auditory Processing. Zendel, B.R. & Alain, C. (2012). Musicians experience less age-related decline in auditory processing. Psychology and Aging 27(2): 410-417.
May 2012
Andrea Burden University of Toronto Bisphosphonate prescribing, persistence and cumulative exposure in Ontario, Canada. Burden, A.M., Paterson, J.M., Solomon, D.H., Mamdani, M., Juurlink, D.N., Cadarette, S.M. (2012). Bisphosphonate prescribing, persistence and cumulative exposure in Ontario, Canada. Osteoporosis International; 23:1075-82.
Sébastien Grenier UQAM / Centre de recherche IUGM Twelve-month prevalence and correlates of subthreshold and threshold anxiety in community-dwelling older adults with cardiovascular diseases. Grenier, S., Potvin, O., Hudon, C., Boyer, R., Préville, M., Desjardins, L., & Bherer, L. (2012). Twelve-month prevalence and correlates of subthreshold and threshold anxiety in community-dwelling older adults with cardiovascular diseases. Journal of Affective Disorders, 136(3), 724-732.
Erin Johns Concordia University The profile of executive functioning in amnestic mild cognitive impairment: Disproportionate deficits in inhibitory control. Johns, E. K., Phillips, N. A., Belleville, S., Goupil, D., Babins, L., Kelner, N., Ska, B., Gilbert, B., Massoud, F., de Boysson, C., Duncan, H. D., & Chertkow, H. (2012). The profile of executive functioning in amnestic mild cognitive impairment: Disproportionate deficits in inhibitory control, Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 18, 1-15. doi: 10.1017/S1355617712000069
Michel Mélançon Université de Sherbrooke Exercise Increases Tryptophan Availability to the Brain in Older Men Aged 57-70 Years. Melancon, M.O., Lorrain, D., Dionne, I.J. (2011). Exercise Increases Tryptophan Availability to the Brain in Older Men Aged 57-70 Years. Med Sci Sports Exerc Nov 2 [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 22051569.
Olivier Potvin Université de Sherbrooke Sleep quality and 1-year incident cognitive impairment in community-dwelling older adults. Potvin, O., Lorrain, D., Forget, H., Dube, M., Grenier, S., Preville, M., & Hudon, C. (2012). Sleep quality and 1-year incident cognitive impairment in community-dwelling older adults. Sleep, 35(4): 491-499.
January 2012
Ruben Martins Université de Montreal Changes in Regional and Temporal Patternts of Activity Associated with Aging during the Performance of Lexical Set-Shifting Task. Martins, R., Simard, F., Provost, J.-S., Monchi, O. (2011). Changes in Regional and Temporal Patterns of Activity Associated with Aging during the Performance of a Lexical Set-Shifting Task. Cerebral Cortex [Epub ahead of print] doi:10.1093/cercor/bhr222
Véronique Provencher Université de Montreal Impact of familiar and unfamiliar settings on cooking task assessments in frail older adults with poor and preserved executive functions. Provencher, V., Demers, L., Gagnon, L., Gélinas, I. (2011). Impact of familiar and unfamiliar settings on cooking task assessments in frail older adults with poor and preserved executive functions. International Psychogeriatrics. 12:1-9. [Epub head of print] PMID: 22153134
October 2011
Cindy Barha University of British Columbia Motherhood alters the cellular response to estrogens in the hippocampus later in life. Barha, C.K., Galea, L.A.M. (2011). Motherhood alters the cellular response to estrogens in the hippocampus later in life. Neurobiology of Aging. 32(11):2091-2095.
William Mortenson University of Montreal Grey spaces: the wheeled fields of residential care Mortenson, W.B., Oliffe, J.L., Miller, W.C., & Backman, C.L. (2012). Grey spaces: The wheeled fields of residential care. Sociology of Health and Illness, 34 (3). Early-on-line publication: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1467-9566/earlyview
Dawn Mackey San Francisco Coodinating Center Effects of Antiresorptive Treatment on Non-Vertebral Fracture Outcomes. Mackey, D.C., Black, D.M., Bauer, D.C., McCloskey, E.V., Eastell, R., Mesenbrink P., Thompson, J.R., Cummings, S.R. (2011). Effects of antiresorptive treatment on non-vertebral fracture outcomes. J Bone Miner Res. doi: 10.1002/jbmr.446. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:21710615
Michelle Ploughman Memorial University/Dalhousie University Factors influencing healthy aging with multiple sclerosis: a qualitative study. Ploughman, M., Austin M.W., Murdoch, M., Kearney, A., Fisk, J.D., Godwin, M., Stefanelli, M. (2011). Factors influencing healthy aging with multiple sclerosis: A qualitative study. Disability & Rehabilitation Online
Marie St-Laurent Rotman Research Institute Influence of Aging on the Neural Correlates of Autobiographical, Episodic, and semantic Memory Retrieval. St-Laurent, M., Abdi, H., Burianová, H., and Grady, C. (2011). Influence of Aging on the Neural Correlates of Autobiographical, Episodic, and Semantic Memory Retrieval. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. [Epub ahead of print] doi:10.1162/jocn_a_00079
May 2011
Lyssa Gagnon Université de Montréal Working memory in mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease: contribution of forgetting and predictive value of complex span tasks. Gagnon, L., Belleville, S. (2011). Working memory in Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer's disease: contribution of forgetting and predictive value of complex span tasks. Neuropsychology, 25(2), 226-236.
Alicia Peltsch Queen's University Age-related trends in saccade characteristics among the elderly. Peltsch, A., Hemraj A., Garcia, A., Munoz, DP. (2011). Age-related trends in saccade characteristics among the elderly. Neurobiology of Aging, 32:669-679.
Adeel Safdar McMaster University Endurance exercise rescues progeroid aging and induces systemic mitochondrial rejuvenation in mtDNA mutator mice. Safdar A., Bourgeois J.M., Ogborn D.I., Little J.P., Hettinga B.P., Akhtar M., Thompson J.E., Melov S., Mocellin N.J., Kujoth G.C., Prolla T.A., and Tarnopolsky M.A. (2011). Endurance exercise rescues progeroid aging and induces systemic mitochondrial rejuvenation in mtDNA mutator mice. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 108(10): 4135-40.
Olga Theou University of Western Ontario Daily muscle activity and quiescence in non-frail, pre-frail, and frail older older women. Theou, O., Jones, G.R., Vandervoort, A.A., Jakobi, J.M. (2010). Daily Muscle Activity and Quiescence in Non-frail, Pre-frail, and Frail Older Women. Experimental Gerontology, 45(12): 909-917.
January 2011
Shanna Kousaie Élisabeth Bruyère Research Institute Age-related Differences in Interlingual Priming: A Behavioural and Electrophysiological Investigation. Kousaie, S., & Phillips, N. A. (2011). Age-related differences in interlingual priming: A behavioural and electrophysiological investigation. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, 18,22-55. DOI: 10.1080/13825585.2010.510555
Martin Picard McGill University Mitochondrial functional impairment with aging is exaggerated in isolated mitochondria compared to permeabilized myofibers. Picard, M., Ritchie, D., Wright, K.J., Romestaing, C., Thomas, M.M., Rowan, S.L., Taivassalo, T., Hepple, R.T. (2010). Mitochondrial Functional Impairment with Aging is Exaggerated in Isolated Mitochondria compared to Permeabilized Myofibers. Aging Cell, 9:1032-1046.
Darmyn Ritchie University of Calgary
Geoffrey Power University of Western Ontario Motor Unit Number Estimates in Masters Runners: Use It or Lose It? Power, G.A., Dalton, B.H., Behm, D.G., Vandervoort, A.A., Doherty, T.J. & Rice, C.L. (2010). Motor Unit Number Estimates In Masters Runners: Use It Or Lose It? Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 42(9), 1644-1650.
October 2010
Meredith Lilly University of Toronto Do they care too much? The influence of caregiving intensity on the labour force participation of unpaid caregivers in Canada. Lilly, Meredith B. Audrey Laporte, Peter C. Coyte. Do they care too much to work? The influence of caregiving intensity on the labour force participation of unpaid caregivers in Canada. Journal of Health Economics. 2010, doi:10.1016/j.jhealeco.2010.08.007
Jennifer Davis UBC Economic evaluation of dose-response resistance training in older women: a cost-effectiveness and cost-utility analysis. J.C. Davis, C.A.Marra, M.C. Robertson, K.M. Khan and M. Najafzadeh, M.C. Ashe, T. Liu-Ambrose. Economic evaluation of dose-response resistance training in older women: a cost-effectiveness and cost-utility analysis, Osteoporosis International, Online First, 4 August 2010
Andrew Costa University of Waterloo Clinical characteristics and service needs of alternate level of care patients waiting for long-term care in Ontario hospitals. Costa, A.P; Hirdes, J.P. (2010) Clinical Characteristics and Service Needs of Alternate Level of Care Patients Waiting for Long-term Care in Ontario Hospitals. Healthcare Policy, 6(1): 32-46.
Karen Campbell University of Toronto Hyper-binding: A unique age effect. Campbell, K. L., Hasher, L., & Thomas, R. C. (2010). Hyper-binding: A unique age effect. Psychological Science, 21, 399-405
Nigel Gopie Rotman Research Institute, BayCrest Destination memory impairment in older people. Gopie, N., Craik, F.I.M., & Hasher, L. (2010). Destination memory impairment in older people. Psychology and Aging. doi: 10.1037/a0019703
Nathan Rose Washington University in St Louis Age and Individual Differences in Prospective Memory During a “Virtual Week”: The Roles of Working Memory, Vigilance, Task Regularity, and Cue Focality. Rose NS, Rendell PG. McDaniel MA, Aberle I, Kliegel M. (Sep 2010). Age and Individual Differences in Prospective Memory During a “Virtual Week”: The Roles of Working Memory, Vigilance, Task Regularity, and Cue Focality. Psychology and Aging. 25, 3, 595-605. PMID: 20853967
Regina Jokel University of Toronto Errorless learning of computer-generated words in a patient with semantic dementia. Regina Jokel, Elizabeth Rochon, Nicole Anderson, Errorless learning of computer-generated words in a patient with semantic dementia.Neuropsychological Rehabilitation 20(1), 16-41, 2010.
May 2010
Aristotle Voineskos University of Toronto Age related decline in white matter tract integrity and cognitive performance: A DTI tractography and structural equation modeling study. Voineskos AN, Rajji TK, Lobaugh NJ, Miranda D, Kennedy JL, Shenton ME, Pollock BG, Mulsant BH. Aging, White Matter Tract Integrity, and Cognitive Performance Across the Adult Lifespan: A Diffusion Tensor Tractography Study Using Structural Equation Modeling Approaches. Neurobiology of Aging Epub April 1, 2010.
Brian Dalton University of Western Ontario Recovery of Motor Neuron Output is Delayed in Old Men Following High Intensity Fatigue. The recovery of motoneuron output is delayed in old men following high-intensity fatigue. Dalton, B. H., Harwood, B., Davidson, A. W., & Rice, C. L. Journal of Neurophysiology 103, 977-985, 2010.
Douglas Garrett University of Toronto Everyday memory compensation: The impact of cognitive reserve, subjective memory and stress. Garrett, D.D., Grady, C.L., & Hasher, L. (2010). Everyday memory compensation: The impact of cognitive reserve, subjective memory, and stress. Psychology and Aging, 25, 74-83.
Daniel Goble Katholieke Universiteut Leuven The neural control of bimanual movements in the elderly: brain regions exhibiting overactivation, compensation and frequency induced neural modulation. Goble, DJ., Coxon, JP., Van Impe A., De Vos J., Wenderoth N., Swinnen, SP. (2010). The neural control of bimanual movements in the elderly:brain regions exhibiting overactivation, compensation and frequency induced neural modulation. Human Brain Mapping.
Genevieve Arsenault University of McGill Seasonal effects on cortisol secretion in normal aging, mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease. Seasonal effects on cortisol secretion in normal aging, mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease, Arsenault-Lapierre G, Chertkow H, Lupien S. Neurobiology of Aging, 31(6), p. 1051-1054, 2010.
Kate Dupuis University of Toronto Use of affective prosody by younger and older adults Dupuis, K., & Pichora-Fuller, M. K. (2010). Use of affective prosody by younger and older adults. Psychology of Aging, 25, 16-29.
Laura Funk University of Victoria Prioritizing Parental Autonomy: Adult children's accounts of feeling responsible and supporting aging parents. Funk, L. (2010). Prioritizing Parental Autonomy: Adult children's accounts of feeling responsible and supporting aging parents. Journal of Aging Studies, 24, 57-64.
January 2010
Simona Maria Brambati Centre de Recherche de l'Institut universitaire de Gériatrie de Montréal Single and Multiple Domain Mild Amnestic Cognitive Impairment: Two sides of the same coin? Brambati, SM., Kergoat, MJ., Chayer, C., Gauthier, S., Joubert, S. (2009). Single and Multiple Domain Mild Amnestic Cognitive Impairment: Two sides of the same coin? Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord. 28(6): 541-549.
Sandra Webber University of Manitoba Modeling age-related neuromuscular changes in humans. Webber SC, Porter MM, Gardiner PF. Modeling age-related neuromuscular changes in humans. Applied Physiology, Nutrition & Metabolism 2009;34(4):732-744.
Vladmir Ljubicic York University Diminished Contraction-Induced Intracellular signaling towards mitochondrial biogenesis in aged skeletal muscle. Ljubicic, V., Hood, DA. (2009). Diminished Contraction-Induced Intracellular signaling towards mitochondrial biogenesis in aged skeletal muscle. Aging Cell. 8:394-404.
October 2009
Nancy Newall University of Manitoba Regret in later life- Exploring the relationships between regret frequency, secondary control beliefs, and health in older individuals. Newall, N. E., Chipperfield, J. G., Daniels, L. M., Hladkyj, S., & Perry, R. P. (2009). Regret in later life: Exploring the relationships between regret frequency, secondary control beliefs, and health in older individuals. The International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 68, 261-288.
Manon Guay Université de Sherbrooke Validation of an algorithm used by trained visiting homemakers to select bathroom equipment. Guay, M., Desrosiers, J. & Dubois, M.-F. (2009). Validation of an algorithm used by trained visiting homemakers to select bathroom equipment. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy. 76: 233-243.
Lindsay Nagamatsu University of British Columbia Are impairments in visual-spatial attention a critical factor for increased falls risk in seniors? An event-related potential study. Nagamatsu, LS, Ambrose, TYL, Carolan, P, Handy, TC. (2009). Are impairments in visual-spatial attention a critical factor for increased falls risk in seniors? An event-related potential study. Neuropsychologia, 47: 2749-2755.
Sarah Fraser Concordia University A comparison of motor learning and retention in younger and older adults. Fraser, S.A., Li, K.Z.H., & Penhune, V.B. (2009). A comparison of motor skill learning in younger and older adults. Experimental Brain Research, 195: 419-427.
Kevin Trewartha Concordia University Examining Pre-Potent Response Suppression in Aging: A Kinematic Analysis. Trewartha, K. M., Endo, A., Li, K.Z.H., & Penhune, V.B. (2009). Examining Prepotent Response Suppression in Aging: A Kinematic Analysis. Psychology and Aging. 24 (2): 450-461.
May 2009
Stanley Govenlock McMaster University The effect of aging on the orientational selectivity of the human visual system. Govenlock, S., Taylor, CP, Sekuler, AB, & Bennett, PJ (2009). The effect of aging on the orientational selectivity of the human visual system. Vision Research. 49, 164--172.
Melanie Plourde Université de Sherbrooke The effect of aging on the orientational selectivity of the human visual system Eicosapentaenoic acid decreases postprandial _-hydroxybutyrate and free fatty acid responses in healthy young and elderly. Plourde, M., Tremblay-Mercier, J., Fortier, M., Pifferi, F., Cunnane, S. (2009). Eicosapentaenoic acid decreases postprandial _-hydroxybutyrate and free fatty acid responses in healthy young and elderly. Nutrition. 25, 289-294.
William Tays Brock University Age differences in target detection and interference resolution in working memory: An event-related potential study. Tays, W., Dywan, J., Mathewson, K., Segalowitz, S. (2008). Age differences in target detection and interference resolution in working memory: An event-related potential study. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 20 (December), 2250-2262.
Sylvia Villeneuve Université de Montréal Impact of Vascular Risk Factors and Diseases on Cognition in Persons with Mild Cognitive Impairment. Villeneuve S., Belleville S., Massoud F., Bocti C. Gauthier S.: Impact of Vascular Risk Factors and Diseases on Cognition in Persons with Mild Cognitive Impairment. Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord. 27, 375–381.
Nathalie Veillette Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières Development of a functional status assessment of seniors visiting emergency department. Veillette, N., Demers, L., Dutil, E., McCusker, J. (2009). Development of a functional status assessment of seniors visiting emergency department. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics. 48, 205-212.
Jeremy vanRaamsdonk McGill University Deletion of the Mitochondrial Superoxide Dismutase sod-2 Extends Lifespan in C. elegans. Van Raamsdonk, J., Hekimi, S. (2009). Deletion of the Mitochondrial Superoxide Dismutase sod-2 Extends Lifespan in C. elegans. PLOS Genet 5(2).
Meghan Donaldson San Francisco Coordinating Centre Estimates of the proportion of older white women who would be recommended for pharmacologic treatment by the new US national osteoporosis foundation guidelines. Donaldson M., Cawthon P., Lui L., Schousboe J., Ensrud K., Taylor B., Cauley J., Hillier T., Black D., Bauer D., Cummings S. Estimates of the proportion of older white women who would be recommended for pharmacologic treatment by the new U.S. National Osteoporosis Foundation Guidelines. J Bone Mineral Research. 2009 Apr 24(4): 675-80
Sienna Caspar Simon Fraser University The influence of care provider access to structural empowerment on individualized care in long-term care facilities. Caspar, S. & O'Rourke, N. (2008). The influence of care provider access to structural empowerment on individualized care in long-term care facilities. Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, 63B(4), S255-S265.
Sacha Dubois Lakehead University The impact of Benzodiazepines on Safe Driving. Dubois, S., Bédard, M., Weaver, B. The impact of benzodiazepines on safe driving. Traffic Injury Prevention. 9, 404-413.
Phillip Ly University of British Columbia Valproic acid inhibits Abeta production, neuritic plaque formation, and behavioral deficits in Alzheimer's disease mouse models. Qing H*, He G*, Ly PT*, Fox CJ, Staufenbiel M, Cai F, Zhang Z, Wei S, Sun X, Chen CH, Zhou W, Wang K, Song W. (2008) Valproic acid inhibits Abeta production, neuritic plaque formation, and behavioral deficits in Alzheimer's disease mouse models. J Exp Med. 205(12):2781-9. (*Equal contribution)
Sean Nestor University of Western Ontario Ventricular enlargement as a possible measure of Alzheimer's disease progression validated using the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative database. Sean M. Nestor, Raul R. Rupsingh, Michael Borrie, Matthew Smith, Vittorio Accomazzi, Jennie Wells, Jennifer Fogarty, Robert Bartha. Ventricular enlargement as a possible measure of Alzheimer's disease progression validated using the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative database. Brain. 2008 Sep;131(Pt 9):2443-54
Eugenie Roudaia McMaster University The effect of aging on contour integration. Roudaia, E., Bennett, P. J., & Sekuler, A. B. (2008) The effect of aging on contour integration. Vision Research. 48, 2767–2774
Dawn Gill University of Western Ontario The Phone-FITT: A brief physical activity interview for older adults. Gill DP, Jones GR, Zou GY, Speechley M. The Phone-FITT: A brief physical activity interview for older adults. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity; 16(3): 292-315.
Daniel Mandell University of Toronto Selective reduction of blood flow to white matter during hypercapnia corresponds with leukoaraisosis. Mandell DM, Han JS, Poublanc J, Crawley AP, Kassner A, Fisher JA, Mikalis DJ. Selective reduction of blood flow to white matter during hypercapnia corresponds with leukoaraisosis. Stroke; 39(7): 1993-8, July 2008.
Marissa Mendelsohn University of Western Ontario Improvement in aerobic fitness during rehabilitation following hip fracture. Mendelsohn ME, Overend TF, Connelly DM, Petrella RJ. Improvement in aerobic fitness during rehabilitation following hip fracture. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; 89(4):609-617. Apr 2008.
Susan Muir University of Western Ontario Use of the Berg Balance Scale for predicting multiple falls in community-dwelling elderly people: a prospective study. Muir SW, Berg K, Chesworth B, Speechley M. Use of the Berg Balance Scale for predicting multiple falls in community-dwelling elderly people: a prospective study. Physical Therapy; 88(4), Apr 2008.
Dror Ofir Queen's University Gender Differences in the perceived intensity of breathlessness during exercise with advancing age. Ofir D, Laveneziana P, Webb KA, Lam YM, O'Donnell DE. Sex differences in the perceived intensity of breathlessness during exercise with advancing age. Journal of Applied Physiology; 04(6):1583-93. Jun 2008.
2008
Danielle Bouchard Université Sherbrooke Fat mass but not fat-free mass is related to mobility in well-functioning older individuals: Nutrition as a determinant of successful aging. Bouchard D.R, Dionne, Belieaff S and Brochu M. Fat mass but not fat-free mass is related to mobility in well-functioning older individuals: Nutrition as a determinant of successful aging (NuAge): The Quebec Longitudinal Study. Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2007 Dec; 62(12):1382-8
Alexandra Fiocco McGill University Influence of genetic polymorphisms in the apolipoprotein and the butyrylcholinesterase gene on stress markers in older adults: A 3-year study. Fiocco AJ, Nair NP, Schwartz G, Ng Ying Kin F, Joober R, Poirier J, Lupien SJ (2007). Influence of genetic polymorphisms in the apolipoprotein (APOE) and the butyrylcholinesterase (BCHE) gene on stress markers in older adults: A 3-year study. Neurobiol Aging. [Epub ahead of print]
Martin Lavallière Université Laval Visual inspections made by young and elderly drivers before lane changing. M. Lavallière, N. Teasdale, M. Tremblay, N. Ngân, M. Simoneau & D. Laurendeau (2007) Visual inspections made by young and
elderly drivers before lane changing, Advances in Transportation Studies an international Journal 2007 (Special Issue) : 23-30
Catherine Lord McMaster University Hippocampal volumes are larger in postmenopausal women using estrogen therapy compared to past users, never users and men: a possible window of opportunity effect. Lord C, Buss C, Lupien SJ, Pruessner JC. (2008) Hippocampal volumes are larger in postmenopausal women using estrogen therapy compared to past users, never users and men: a possible window of opportunity effect. Neurobiology of Aging., 29(1) p.95-101. Epub 2006 Oct 9.
Jeff Poss University of Waterloo Validation of resource utilization groups version III for home care (RUG-III/HC). Poss, JW, Hirdes, JP, Fries, BE, McKillop, I, Chase, M. Validation of Resource Utilization Groups Version III for Home Care (RUG-III/HC): Evidence from a Canadian home care jurisdiction. (2008) Medical Care, 46 (4), pp. 380-387.
Jonathan Afilalo McGill University Age-related changes in Lamin A/C expression in cardiomyocytes. Afilalo J, Sebag IA, Chalifour LE, Rivas D, Akter R, Sharma K, Duque G. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2007 Sep;293(3):H1451-6. Epub 2007 May 18.
Beatriz Alvarado Llano McGill University Social and gender inequalities in depressive symptoms among urban older adults of Latin America and the Caribbean. Alvarado BE, Zunzunegui MV, Béland F, Sicotte M, Tellechea L. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2007 Jul;62(4):S226-36.
Karen Bell McGill University Paradoxical upregulation of glutamatergic presynaptic boutons during mild cognitive impairment. Bell KFS, Bennett DA, Cuello AC. Journal of Neuroscience. 2007 Oct 3; 27(40):10810-7.
Allison Bielak University of Victoria It's never too late to engage in lifestyle activities: Significant concurrent but not change relationships between lifestyle activities and cognitive speed. Bielak, A. A. M., Hughes, T. F., Small, B. J., & Dixon, R. A. (2007). Journals of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 62B, P331-P339.
Debby Koonen University of Alberta CD36 Expression Contributes to Age-Induced Cardiomyopathy in Mice. Debby P.Y. Koonen, Maria Febbraio, Sebastien Bonnet, Jayan Nagendran, Martin E.Young, Evangelos D. Michelakis and Jason R.B. Dyck. Circulation 2007;116;2139-2147
J. Brent Richards King's College, London Higher serum vitamin D concentrations are associated with longer leukocyte telomere length in women. JB Richards, AM Valdes, JP Gardner, D Paximadas, M Kimura, A Nessa, X Lu, GL Surdulescu, R Swaminathan, TD Spector, A Aviv. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2007;86:1420-5.
Robin Blanchard University of Waterloo Reliability, construct validity, and clinical feasibility of the activities-specific fall caution scale for residential living seniors. Blanchard RA, Myers AM, Pearce NJM. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 88(6), 732-739, 2007
Andrea Charise (formerly Dumbrell) University of Toronto White coats meet grey power: Students and seniors respond to an 'Intergenerational Gala'. Dumbrell AC, Durst MA, Diachun LL. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 55 (6): 948-54, 2007
Susan Jo University of Ottawa Caregiving at the end of life: Perspectives from spousal caregivers and care recipients. Jo, S., Brazil, K., Lohfeld, L., & Willison, K. (2007). Palliative and Supportive Care, 5, 11-17
Gail Low University of Victoria Examining the role of gender in Health-related Quality of Life: Perceptions of older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Low, G., & Gutman, G. (2006). Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 32 (11),42-49
April 2007
Julia Rozanova University of Alberta Seniors and Portrayals of Intra-generational and Inter-generational Inequality in the Globe and Mail. Rozanova, J., Northcott, H.C., & McDaniel, S.A. (2006). Seniors and Portrayals of Intra-generational and Inter-generational Inequality in the Globe and Mail. Canadian Journal on Aging/La Revue Canadienne de vieillissement 25(4), 373-386.
March 2007
Aleksandra Zecevic University of Western Ontario Defining a Fall and Reasons for Falling: Comparisons Among the Views of Seniors, Health Care Providers, and the Research Literature. Zecevic A., Salmoni A.W., Speechley, M.R. & Vandervoort A. A. (2006). Defining a fall and reasons for falling: Comparison among the views of seniors, health care providers and the research literature. The Gerontologist, 46, 367-376.
February 2007
Rachel N. Dean University of Victoria Testing the Efficacity of the Theory of Planned Behavior to Explain Strength Training in Older Adults. Rachel N. Dean, Jocelyn M. Farrell, Mary Lou Kelley, M. Jane Taylor, and Ryan E. Rhodes, Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 2006, 15, 1-12
January 2007
Jean-François Gagnon University of Montéal REM Sleep Behavior and REM Sleep Without Atonia in Probable Alzheimer Disease. Jean-François Gagnon, Dominique Petit, Maria Livia Fantini, Sylvie Rompré, Serge Gauthier, Michel Panisset, Alain Robillard and Jacques Montplaisir, SLEEP, Vol. 29, No. 10, 2006
December 2006
Glenyth E. Nasvadi Simon Fraser University Informal Social Support and Use of a Specialized Transportation System by Chrocially Ill Older Adults. Glenhyth E. Nasvadi and Andrew V. Wister, Environment and behavior, Vol. 38 No. 2, March 2006 209-225
November 2006
Kareen Nour University of Montéal Behavior Change Following a Self-Management Intervention for Housebound Older Adults with Arthritis: an Experimental Study. Kareen Nour, Sophie Laforest, Lise Gauvin and Monique Gignac, International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2006, 3:12
October 2006
Claudine Auger University of Montréal Making Sense of Pragmatic Criteria for the Selection of Geriatric Rehabilitation Measurement Tools. Claudine Auger, Louise Demers, Bonnie Swaine, Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics 43 (2006) 65–83
February 2006
Manuel Montero-Odasso McGill
University
Gait velocity as a single predictor of adverse events in healthy seniors aged 75 years and older. Montero Odasso M, Schapira M, Soriano ER, et al. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 2005; 60(10): 1304-1309
January 2006
Walter Wittich Concordia University Visual function assessment and metamorphopsia after macular hole surgery. Olga Overbury, Michael A. Kapusta, Jocelyn Faubert (2005) Ophthal. Physiol. Opt. 25: 534-542
December 2005
Chris McNeil University of Western Ontario Motor unit number estimates in the tibialis anterior muscle of young, old, and very old men. Timothy J. Doherty, Daniel W. Stashuk, Charles L. Rice (2005) Muscle Nerve 31: 461-467
November 2005
Brad Unryn University of Calgary Paternal age is positively liked to telomere length of children. Linda S. Cook, Karl T. Riabowol (2005) Aging Cell. Doi. 10.1111/j.1474-9728.2005.00144.x
October 2005
Jie Zheng Queen's University Differential patterns of apoptosis in response to aging in Drosophila. Jie Zheng, Scott W. Edelman, Grace Tharmarajah, David W. Walker, Scott D. Pletcher and Laurent Seroude (2005) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 102, no. 34, 12083-12088
September 2005
Darren DeLorey University of Western Ontario Effects of prior heavy-intensity exercise on pulmonary O2 uptake and muscle deoxygenation kinetics in young and older humans. Darren S. DeLorey, John M. Kowalchuk and Donald H. Paterson (2004) Journal of Applied Physiology 97: 998-1005
August 2005
Christina Siwak University of Toronto Chronic anitioxidant and mitochondrial cofactor administration improves discrimination learning in aged but not young dogs. Christina T. Siwak, P. Dwight Tapp, Elizabeth Head, Steven C. Zicker, Heather L. Murphey, Bruce A. Muggenburg, Candace J. Ikeda-Douglas, Carl W. Cotman, Norton W. Milgram (2005) Progress In Neuro-Psychopharmachology & Biological Psychiatry 29, 461-469
July 2005
Danielle St-Arnaud-McKenzie Université de Montréal Hunger and aversion: Drives that influence food intake of hospitalized geriatric patients. Danielle St-Arnaud-McKenzie, Catherine Paquet, Marie-Jeanne Kergoat, Guylaine Ferland, Laurette Dubé (2004) Journal of Gerontology :MEDICAL SCIENCES Vol. 59A, No. 12, 1304-1309
June 2005
Xiulian Sun University of British Columbia Distinct transcriptional regulation and function of the human BACE2 and BACE1 genes. Xiulian Sun, Yingcheng Wang, Hong Qing, Michelle A. Christensen, Yunqiang Liu, Weihui Zhou, Yigang Tong, Cuiying Xiao, Yi Huang, Xiehe Liu, Weihong Song (2005) FASEB J 19, 739-749
May 2005
Jessica Massicotte-Marquez Université de Montréal Slow-wave Sleep and Delta Power in Rapid Eye Movement Sleep Behaviour Disorder Jessica Massicotte-Marquez, Julie Carrier, Anne Décary, Annie Mathieu, Mélanie Vendette, Dominique Petit, Jacques Montplaisir (2005) Ann Neurol 2005;57:277-282
April 2005
Marie Savundranayagam University of Kansas Investigating the effects of communication problems on caregiver burden. Marie Y. Savundranayagam, Mary Lee Hummert, Rhonda J. V. Montgomery (2005) Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences (2005) Vol. 60B, No. 1, S48-S55
March 2005
Melissa Andrew Dalhousie University Incomplete functional recovery after delirium in elderly people: a prospective cohort study. Melissa K. Andrew, Susan H. Freter and Kenneth Rockwood (2005) BMC Geriatrics (2005) 5:5 doi:10.1186/1471-2318/5/5
February 2005
Sudeep Gill University of Toronto Atypical antipsychotic drugs and risk of ischaemic stroke: population based retrospective cohort study. Gill SS, Rochon PA, Herrmann N, Lee PE, Sykora K, Gunraj N, Normand STL, Gurwitz JH, Marras C, Wodchis WP, Mamdani M. (2005) British Medical Journal, doi:10.1136/bmj.38330.470486.8F
January 2005
Keith Wheaton University of Calgary Protein Kinase CS Blocks Immediate-Early Gene Expression in Senescent Cells by Inactivating Serum Response Factor. Keith Wheaton & Karl Riabowol. (2004) Molecular & Cellular Biology. 24: 7298-7311. .
December 2004
Dwight Tapp University of Toronto Frontal Lobe Volume, Function, and B-Amyloid Pathology in a Canine Model of Aging. Tapp PD, Siwak CT, Gao FQ, Chiou JY, Black SE, Head E, Muggenburg BA, Cotman CW, Milgram NW, Su MY. (2004) J Neurosci; 24: 8205-8213
November 2004
Liza Stathokostas University of Western Ontario Longitudinal changes in aerobic power in older men and women. Stathokostas, L., Jacob-Johnson, S., Petrella, R.J., and Paterson, D.H. (2004) J Appl Physiol. 97: 781-789
October 2004
J.A. Chris Delaney McGill University Use of Lithium and the risk of injurious motor vehicle crash in elderly adults: case-control study nested within a cohort. Etminan, M., Hemmelgarn, B., Delaney, J.A., and Suissa, S. (2004) bmj. 6.328(7439): 558-559.
Septembre 2004
Geneviève Morrow Université Laval Overexpression of the small mitochondrial Hsp22 extends Drosophila life span and increases resistance to oxidative stress. Morrow, G., Samson, M., Michaud, S., and Tanguay, R. (2004) faseb j. 18(3): 598-9.
August 2004
Hong Qing and
Weihui Zhou
University of British Columbia Transcriptional Regulation of BACE1, the Beta-Amyloid Precursor Protein Beta-Secretase, by Sp1. Christensen, M.A., Zhou, W., Qing, H., Lehman, A., Philipsen, S., and Song, W. (2004) Molecular and Cellular Biology. 24(2): 865-874.
July 2004
Cecile Marczinski McMaster University Aging and Repetition Effects: Separate Specific and Nonspecific Influences. Marczinski, C., Milliken, B., and Nelson, S. (2003) Psychology and Aging. 18(4): 780-790.
June 2004
Mun Tran Lakehead University Associations between psychotic symptoms and dependence in activities of daily living among older adults with Alzheimer's disease. Tran, M., Bédard, M., Molloy, D.W., Dubois, S., and Lever, J.A. (2003) International Psychogeriatrics. 15(2): 171-179.
May 2004
Anis Larbi Université Sherbrooke Age-associated alterations in the recruitment of signal-transduction proteins to lipid rafts in human T lymphocytes. Larbi, A., Douziech, N., Dupuis, G., Khalil, A., Pelletier, H., Guerard, K.P., and Fülop, T. (2004) Journal of Leukocyte Biology. 75: 373-381.
April 2004
Alan Castel University of Toronto The Effects of Aging and Divided Attention on Memory for Item and Associative Information. Castel, A.D., and Craik, F.I.M. (2003) Psychology and Aging. 18: 873-875.
March 2004
Wendy Dahl University of Saskatchewan Increased stool frequency and fecal output occurs when finely processed pea hull fiber is added to usual foods consumed by elderly long term care residents. Dahl, W.J., Whiting, S.J., Healey, A.D., Zello, G.A., and Hildebrandt, S.L. (2003) Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 103: 1-4.
February 2004
Craig Brown University of Calgary Experience-dependent regulation of synaptic zinc is impaired in the cortex of aged mice. Brown, C.E., and Dyck, R.H. (2003) Neuroscience. 119: 795-801.
January 2004
Kathy McGilton University of Toronto The effects of a relationship-enhancing program of care on outcomes. McGilton, K.S., O'Brien-Pallas, L.L., Darlington, G., Evans, M., Wynn, F., and Pringle, D. (2003) Image: Journal of Nursing Scholarship. 35(20): 151-156.
December 2003
Mahyar Etminan McGill University Effects of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs on risk of Alzheimer's desease: systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies. Etminan, M., Gill, S., and Samii. A. (2003) bmj. 327 (7407): 128-133.
November 2003
Philip Berardi University of Calgary A Novel Transcriptional Inhibitory Element Differentially Regulated the Cyclin D1 Gene in Senescent Cells. Berardi, P., Meyyappan, M., and Riabowol, K. (2003) Journal of Biological Chemistry. 279(9): 7510-7519.
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