Zoomer Week in Review Podcast – May 13th

Bob Komsic fills in for Libby Znaimer.

Today is Mother’s Day. It can trigger sadness for many Zoomers who’ve lost their Moms, with constant reminders of this special day on social media, TV and radio that stir up old memories. Bob talks to bereavement researcher and Sociology Professor Deborah Carr who reminds us that it’s ok to be sad, but focus on positive memories because Mother’s Day is just one day, but Moms stay with us for life.

And – A good night’s sleep usually means improved mood for the day ahead. But our sleep patterns can change as we age due to a number of sleep disorders. And less sleep means less time for the body to heal and repair. Cutting edge research is currently underway at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto where major breakthroughs are happening. Bob talks with Neurologist Dr. Brian Murray, the head of the hospital’s sleep lab.