Goal to keep seniors safe at home, remove rights only as a last resort.

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University of Alberta-led research is revolutionizing the way health professionals assess the decision-making capacity of seniors in Edmonton and across the province.

The model led to a 60 per cent drop in referrals to geriatricians and an 80 per cent drop in the number of capacity interviews required when it was first piloted.

“We recognized that we actually lacked a clinical process,” said Jasneet Parmar, associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine and medical director of the Covenant Health Network of Excellence in Seniors’ Health and Wellness.

“We had legislative acts and policies, but there was no clarity on how to uncover the evidence to declare whether someone is capable or not.”

The team established guiding principles to be minimally intrusive and follow the patient’s expressed wishes as much as possibl...

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June
2019

Study of microbes essential to help solve climate change problems, say scientists

Microorganisms play critical role in climate change, both producing and consuming greenhouse gases, argues U of A biologist.

Ignoring the role of microorganisms could have dire consequences when it comes to climate change,
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June
2019

COMMENTARY || Here are the best parents to have around, according to youth sport coaches

Some parenting styles are better than others at helping young athletes succeed in sports, says U of A expert.

Youth sport is part of the fabric of family life for many families. Parents are more intensely
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2019

U of A virologists identify how experimental Ebola treatment works

As the deadly virus spreads in Congo, researchers have shown why a promising drug is effective at preventing Ebola from copying itself.

University of Alberta research is giving the medical community better tools to combat viral
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2019

New tuition model offers cost certainty for international undergraduate students

Shift to program-based model fixes tuition cost so international students know up front what they’ll be paying over their entire program, says U of A provost.

The University of Alberta Board of Governors approved a new tuition model that will give