CABHI’s Community of Innovation podcast has officially wrapped up its third season!
As we approach the end of 2022, the CABHI Community of Innovation team is bringing you a special season three compilation episode featuring highlights from our three most popular episodes this past year, as picked by our listeners. This episode features interviews tackling the toughest challenges surrounding aging, brain health, and women’s health issues. Take a walk down memory lane with hosts Drs. Allison Sekuler and Rosanne Aleong, as well as production team members Arielle Ricketts, Nicole Pacampara, and Monique Cheng as we reminisce on our favourite episodes from season three, which include:
- Demystifying Death and Dying (Part I): In this episode, Drs. Hsien Seow and Samantha Winemaker, hosts of the Waiting Room Revolution podcast, talk about shifting our approach to death and dying when it comes to serious illness. They explore how our current understanding of illness and death shapes the palliative care experience for clients and family members. Our guests also share helpful tips for staying hopeful and prepared when facing a serious illness.
- The Femtech Revolution and the Fight for Quality Pelvic Healthcare: In this episode, we sit down with Hyiviy Health Founder and CEO Rachel Bartholomew to discuss her journey as a femtech entrepreneur, the stigma preventing women from receiving quality pelvic healthcare, and the unique pelvic health challenges facing women from underrepresented communities and members of the LGBTQ2S+ community.
- Dementia Mythbusters: In this episode, we team up with Dr. Howard Chertkow (Senior Scientist at Baycrest’s Rotman Research Institute, Scientific Director of the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging, and Professor of Neurology at the University of Toronto), Maria Muzzi (Social Worker at the Alzheimer Society of Toronto), and Laura McGill (Public Education Coordinator at the Alzheimer Society of Toronto) to debunk common myths associated with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
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Dr. Hsien Seow is an Associate Professor in the Department of Oncology, McMaster University and the Canada Research Chair in Palliative Care and Health System Innovation. He publishes healthcare research focused on improving palliative care for patients with serious illnesses. He and Dr. Samantha Winemaker are the co-hosts of the podcast The Waiting Room Revolution.
Dr. Samantha Winemaker is an Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Family Medicine, in the Division of Palliative Care at McMaster University. She is a palliative care consultant in the greater Hamilton community. She has won numerous awards for her leadership in palliative care and education.
Rachel Bartholomew is a two-time entrepreneur who is now working on her second company, Hyivy Health, created after her recent fight with cervical cancer. Hyivy Health is creating a pelvic rehabilitation device for women who will experience pelvic health complications in their lifetime. Rachel is a graduate of the University of Waterloo and has been working in various roles in the entrepreneurship ecosystem for over 10 years.
Dr. Howard Chertkow is a Senior Scientist at Baycrest’s Rotman Research Institute, a Scientific Director of the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (the Canadian national umbrella group overseeing dementia research in Canada), and a Professor of Neurology at the University of Toronto. Dr. Chertkow is also a practicing cognitive neurologist at Baycrest Health Sciences and the University of Toronto. He spent 25 years as a cognitive neurologist at the Jewish General Hospital at McGill University in Montreal before moving to Baycrest Health Sciences in 2018. He continues to see patients with Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias in their early stages for diagnosis and treatment.
Maria Muzzi has been with the Alzheimer Society of Toronto since 2018 and has over 8 years of experience in the non-profit sector providing support to seniors and their families. Having studied social work and psychology, Maria currently serves on the Social Work team at the Alzheimer Society of Toronto, providing support to anyone impacted by dementia. Passionate about mental health and helping others, Maria continues to embrace learning every day.
Laura McGill is a Public Education Coordinator at the Alzheimer Society of Toronto. Laura has over 15 years of experience working with seniors, people living with dementia, and their care partners. She has worked in various settings, including community support services, elderly persons centres, retirement homes, long-term care homes, and a family health team memory clinic, as well as supervising an adult day program. Laura has a diploma in recreation management in gerontology and a bachelor’s degree in gerontology. In her current role as an educator, Laura delivers dementia education to seniors, healthcare professionals, and the general public.