https://actproject.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/In-Focus-photo-option-1-e1525453199288.jpg 333 500 Tricia Toso http://actproject.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/logo_mini.png Tricia Toso2018-05-01 06:00:272018-07-31 16:21:41Portraits of Alzheimer’s and Dementia: Reimagining discourses on ageing.
If you google Alzheimer’s and dementia, you will find articles on “the ticking time bomb” of dementia and the socio-economic costs of Alzheimer’s. You’ll encounter videos of scientists speaking authoritatively on our inevitable cognitive decline and perhaps, most alarmingly, you’ll read messages explaining that we reach our intellectual peak at 25 years of age and it’s all just a sad descent from there.
https://actproject.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/infocusapril.jpg 440 620 Constance Lafontaine http://actproject.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/logo_mini.png Constance Lafontaine2018-04-02 01:00:512018-08-14 13:53:25'A genuine effort to engage older adults'
Two Concordia research teams have successfully pressured the City of Montreal into rethinking how it will get feedback from seniors to foster an “age-friendly” community.
https://actproject.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Screen-Shot-2018-03-12-at-3.40.43-PM.png 429 795 Kendra Besanger http://actproject.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/logo_mini.png Kendra Besanger2018-03-01 07:00:542018-08-14 13:53:15Older women and the Oscars: pay gaps, dress codes, and face lifts.
At this time of the year when the Motion Picture Academy Awards, usually known as the Oscars, help Hollywood define and celebrate the year’s best movies, acting performances and technical artistry, the glitz and glamour of the red carpet places stars at the centre of attention.
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GUSEGG brings students together for two weeks to collaborate across a range of disciplines - from economics and media studies to ageing studies and religion - while developing and sharpening a variety of academic practices and skills, including public speaking, critical academic writing, reading, interviewing, and producing media. Applications for the summer school and for ACT funding are now open!
https://actproject.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/AGe30-print-37-e1512059176496.jpg 319 400 Kendra Besanger http://actproject.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/logo_mini.png Kendra Besanger2018-01-01 07:00:182018-08-14 14:04:25ACT reimagines the city from the perspective of aging: A look back at Age 3.0
On November 1, 2017, ACT, in partnership with engAGE and Communautique, hosted Age 3.0: Aging in the City at Concordia University. The bilingual event brought guests from the university, community groups, local businesses, as well as members of the general public into one place to exchange ideas, ask questions, and imagine possible ways to live in the city as we grow old together.
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Ageing Waves is an ongoing feminist micro historiography that attends to the specialist players of the ondes Martenot – an electronic musical instrument that made its public premiere in 1928 at the Paris Opera.
https://actproject.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Catalonia-2017.jpg 539 800 Kendra Besanger http://actproject.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/logo_mini.png Kendra Besanger2017-11-10 16:02:392018-08-14 14:20:00“Without the grandmas, there is no revolution”
Catalan emotions ran high in September and October 2017. On October 1st, the population was called to an independence referendum. The pro-independence movement is a bottom-up movement that transverses across age groups. Of interest is the strong commitment of the older generations. While it might be too early for an in-depth analysis, three elements should be considered to justify this particularity. First, the willingness of the older people to get involved in the protests – a must in grassroots movements. Second, the public recognition of the role of older people now and during the dictatorship. And third, older people’s active participation in the digital spaces that articulate and support the movement.
https://actproject.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/fitbit.png 399 713 Constance Lafontaine http://actproject.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/logo_mini.png Constance Lafontaine2017-10-01 17:29:502018-08-14 14:09:56Our Fitbits, our (aging)selves? Digital self-tracking and embodied aging
At the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show, Samsung surprised business-watchers with a shift in market development plans. Expected to focus on robots, they instead announced a focus on wearable health devices, such as fitness trackers, believing that (according to their CEO) “an aging society will help this market segment grow more quickly”. This article explores the different ways that self-tracking technologies depending on age. For older adults, conversations ten toward mitigating risks, and identifying onsets of, age-related decline.
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The Centre for Women, Ageing and Media (WAM) celebrated its ten year anniversary at its sixth international summer school in June this year. This took place in Gloucestershire in England. WAM2017 took ‘Noisy Women’ as its theme and the summer school lived up to the promise.