This category of user includes the Nursing role (APN, RN, NP), Phsyiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and other affiliated roles.

Highlights of this issue include a reading list on "Falls and Neurological Disorders", updates from Age-Friendly Communities Ontario Outreach Initiative, Baycrest, Brainxchange, Bruyère Research Institute, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, Regional Geriatrics Program, Senior Friendly Hospitals, information about Change Day Ontario, National Bereavement Day and a platform grant from the Brain Foundation Canada as well as a listing of upcoming events. Sign up to receive Linkages directly here.

SMART (Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together)
FREE exercise classes for seniors who wish to improve strength, balance and flexibility regardless of their current ability level.  The program can help increase fitness levels, reduce social isolation and keep older adults on their feet.  No registration required. Call 613-634-0130 or 1-800-301-0076 for more information. Programs for Stroke Recovery, Parkinson's / Multiple Sclerosis and Arthritis are also offered in Kingston.

Free Fall Prevention Programs for People 65+
These 12 week programs include information on how to lower risk of falls and include an exercise component focused on balance and strength, Upcoming program locations and dates are listed below. Registration is required at the first session.
Call 613-634-0130 ext. 3414. or 1-800-301-0076 for more information

Wed. Feb. 14, 2018 from 12-1pm EST. Join Henry Siu of McMaster University as he talks about a study to look at whether the eDosette can help the frail elderly take their medications better. This study was able to show how frail elderly patients are taking their medications, how the eDosette prompted improved medication regimes, and lastly, further refined the eDosette deveice for a larger study. Register here.

Wed. Feb. 14, 2018 from 12-1pm EST. Join Ada Tang and Christina Nowak of McMaster University as they talk about their work to test the safety and feasibility of a new, higher-intensity strength training program in pre-frail older adults. Register here.

Wed. Jan. 24, 2018 from 12-1pm EST. Join Todd Campbell Lee and Emily McDonald from McGill University Health Centre as they talk about their intervention to automate the process of deprescribing. Register here.

Wed. Jan. 10, 2018 from 12-1pm EST.  Daniel McIsaac of Ottawa Hospital Research Institute wil talk about a project that aimed to identify differences between two leading frailty tools in their accuracy and ease of use for patients and clinicians. The findings will be provided to clinicans to help them choose which frailty tool to use before surgery to identify older patients at high-risk of bad outcomes after surgery. Register here.

In collaboration with the Ontario Seniors’ Secretariat, Elder Abuse Ontario and Western University invite you to be part of a provincial initiative to engage our citizens in challenging social norms and encouraging bystander interventions in support of at-risk seniors.

Thursday December 14th from 12-1pm Baycrest will be hosting Geriatric Medicine Rounds with Dr. Richard Norman presenting.  The learning objectives include reviewing the epidemiology of medical intensive care unit use in older adults, the outcomes of clinical illness in older adults, the role of advance care planning and identifying gaps in current knowledge. This event will be available via OTN TSM #72789982 as well as available via webcast at webcast.otn.ca.

Odd or frustrating behaviors around clean clothes, bathing, oral care, hairstyling, and shaving seldom come "out of nowhere." Usually there's a trigger, and ways to work around it. Topics include wearing dirty clothes, forgetting to bath, and trouble grooming. 

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