On  Feb. 21st 2019, Dr. Joanne Ho provided this in-person and online presentation where she discussed the pharmacology of cannabinoids, unique considerations for older adults and cannabis drug-drug interactions to consider with cannabinoids.  Please note that the content included was based on the best evidence available at the time. The recording of the presentation is available for viewing here.

Highlights of this issue include a reading list on "Nutrition & Eating Disorders in Later Life” updates from AGE-WELL, Baycrest, Behavioural Supports Ontario, Brainxchange, Bruyere, Centre for Studies in Aging and Health, Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging, Institute for Life Course & Aging, Ontario Age-Friendly Communities Outreach Program, Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy and Regional Geriatric Program of Toronto, SE Research Centre and Trent Centre for Aging & Society.

Information about funding opportunities and calls for abstracts from AGE-WELL, Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation, Canadian Association on Gerontology and Canadian Frailty Network are included.  A number of upcoming events and educational opportunities are listed. Sign up to receive Linkages directly here.

March 29, 2019 from 12-1PM EST join speakers Ronaye Gilsenan, Rhonda Schwartz and Iris Gutmanis, as they discuss the process utilized to develop the survey and identify specific steps for site implementation. Register here.

The authors conducted a systematic review of the literature to study the prevalence of vocal disorders in the general population 60 years and older. 9 pages. Last reviewed January 2019.

This fact sheet overviews how we hear, why people lose their hearing as they age, tips for prevention, assessment and treatment.  6 pages. Last reviewed January 2019.

This review reviews the prevalence, impact, and nature of voice impairments in older people. 10 pages. Last reviewed January 2019.

This information sheet is intended for interprofessional providers and overviews contributing factors, tips and treatment considerations. 2 pages. Last reviewed January 2019.

This powerpoint presentation introduces normal affects of aging on the voice, pathological conditions, diagnostic clues and treatment options. 19 slides. Last reviewed January 2019.

This information sheet discusses the causes of dysphonia, the physiological changes that can precipitate the condition and the care of the elderly patient suffering from it. 3 pages. Last reviewed January 2019.

The study described in this article investigated the prevalence of dysphonia and risk factors that contribute to vocal quality in older adults. The authors concluded that these factors were mostly associated with social, behavioural and underlying health status variables. 7 pages. Last reviewedd January 2019.