The objectives of this study were to determine the onset and illustrate the course and clinical features of late life compulsive hoarding, including psychiatric and medical co-morbidities.

The authors sought to investigate which characteristics predict hoarding symptom severity in older adults with hoarding disorder.

This paper describes the development and validation of the Hoarding Rating Scale-Interview (HRS-I), a brief (5-10 minute) 5-item semi-structured interview that assesses the features of compulsive hoarding (clutter, difficulty discarding, acquisition, distress, and impairment).

Thurs. April 5th, 2018 from 12-1PM EST. Join Schroder Sattar, RN and doctoral candidate as she presents the findings from a mixed-methods study that examined the circumstances of falls in older adults with cancer, how falls are assessed and reported in outpatient oncology clinics as well as the impact of falls on cancer treatment in this population. For more information and to register, click here.

The Retired Teachers of Ontario Foundation is announcing a funding opportunity for projects that focus on research into educational initiatives for health and social care professionals designed to improve the health and wellness of older adults. This competition is open to qualified grantees based in Ontario and British Columbia.  Deadline for applications is April 11, 2018.  For details please see the pdf.  Please direct any questions to jsobie@rto-ero.org.

This multicenter cross-sectional study aimed to examine the association between the subtype of dementia and the severity of cognitive impairment and falls to establish an association between falls and gait parameters during the course of dementia.

The authors of this article discuss the close associations of frailty and physical and functional impairment with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and the implications for improving diagnostic acuity of MCI and targetting interventions among cognitively frail individuals to prevent dementia and disability. 

This article provides a review of the literature on participatory action research (PAR) in gerontology.

This article discusses the use of convergent care research and the stages of the empowerment process through the findings of a study done with seniors in a rural community.

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