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.

Your invited to the Alzheimer Society's Holiday Open House on Tuesday, December 5th from 1-4pm at 400 Elliott Ave. Unit 4, Kingston.  Snacks, refreshments, music, fun and friends. All are welcome! Call 613-544-3078 or 1-800-266-7516 for more information.

Join Sharon Lewis, Education and Support Coordinator with the Alzheimer Society of KFL&A on Dec 6th from 1-3pm at the Airheart Conference Room at Lennox & Addington County General Hospital to discuss the joys and challenges of supporting someone living with dementia.  Bring your questions!  Please RSVP 613-354-3301 ext 203 or kim@landahospice.ca

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.

January 23, 2018 from 1-2pm EST join host Mark Cabaj while he talks with Micael Quinn Patton, one of the world's greatest evaluation pioneers and author of "Principles-Focused Evaluation: The GUIDE". 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.

To protect your older adult, we explain how to spot warning signs of elder abuse across the 6 types of abuse. Even if your older adult doesn’t recognize what’s happening or can’t speak for themselves, you’ll know when something suspicious is going on. We also share recommendations on organizations you can contact for help.

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