Highlights of this issue include a reading list on "Understanding Care Issues of Older Immigrants", updates from Age-Friendly Communities Ontario Outreach Initiative, Alzheimer Society of Ontario, Baycrest, Bruyère Research Institute, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, Regional Geriatrics Program, Senior Friendly Hospitals, news of a funding opportunity from the Canadian Frailty Network and a listing of upcoming events. Sign up to receive Linkages directly here.

On Wednesday February 7th at McMasters main campus, Kristen Jacklin of the University of Minnesota Medical School will be presenting on the need to offer tailored approaches to dementia care to Indigenous communities. To learn more click here.

The 13th Annual Geriatric Emergency Management Nursing Network Conference will run from 8am-4:30pm at the Holiday Inn Toronto Yorkdale.

The Alzheimer Society of KFL&A is presenting a Dementia Conference featuring Dr. Marla Shapiro and Dr. John Puxty.

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brainXchange, Alzheimer Society of Canada and the CCNA proudly presents Dr. Serge Gauthier as he discusses the new and evolving elements of research on dementia. This webinar will take place on Sept. 13th from 12:00 - 13:00 EDT. Registration is free, but spaces are limited.

This Lived Experience Resource Exchange takes place every other month and is a summary of face to face conversations, one SE Ontario live (typed) chat conversation and one provincial live (typed) chat event. These conversations involved input from forty-one people from across all of South Eastern Ontario.

The Canadian Conference on Dementia is a biennial national conference dedicated to advancing knowledge on dementia in scientific research and clinical care.  Over 2 and half days from Nov. 2nd to 4th you will engage with eminent researchers and renowned scholars on cutting edge topics in dementia at the Sheraton Centre Toronto. The 9th CCD is thrilled to offer a new and exciting program involving interactive discussions, workshops, plenary sessions and a lively debate. For more information and registration details click here.

This in-depth guide is divided into 8 sections with step-by-step guidance to help you make home as safe as possible for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Topics include:  Ensuring safety inside the home, handling social events, communicating effectively, and preparing for emergency situations. 

 

This reading list provides links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources related to the care of older adults in correctional settings. 5 pages. 

The author discusses the epidemiology, pathophysiology and diagnostic considerations of AD with a focus on elderly inmates. Challenges of detecting and providing appropriate treatment for AD within a correctional institution are explored. She proposes that prison-specific guidelines for AD would be helpful to support clinicians in providing innovative, quality care.

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