May 6, 2019 from 12-1PM EST. Join presenter Dr. Susan Crocker, a clinical cytogeneticist and Director of the Cytogenetics Laborartory at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) for this free webinar as she reviews aspects of the current knowledge of neurogenesis; explores the role of cytogenomic aberrations and their presence in the neuropathology of the brain and discusses the utility of recent advances in molecular testing and their potential application to screening for neurodegenerative disease. Register here.

Highlights of this issue include a reading list on "Having Difficult Conversations with Older Adults” as well as updates from AGE-WELL, Baycrest, Brainxchange, Bruyere, Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging, Centre for Studies in Aging and Health, Institute for Life Course & Aging, National Institute on Ageing, Ontario Age-Friendly Communities Outreach Program, Ontario Centres for Learning, Research & Innovation in Long-Term Care, Ontario Community Support Association, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy and SE Research Centre.

Information about funding opportunities and calls for abstracts from the Canadian Association on Gerontology and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council are included.  A number of upcoming events and educational opportunities are listed. Sign up to receive Linkages directly here.

On March 4th, 2019 Dr. John Puxty provided this in-person/webinar presentation targeted towards the practicing clinician with a focus on assisting them in appreciating the importance of recognizing frailty in older adults, identifying practical methods for flagging and assessing frailty and its commonly associated contributing factors and improving awareness about evidence-based strategies to reduce and manage frailty. Watch the video recording here.

FASTlinks is a series of web-based maps that display links for elder care services in South East Ontario organized into 10 common elder care domains. The 10 domains are organized by function, rather than disease diagnosis. FASTlinks was developed by the CSAH in collaboration with the Aging with Co-morbidities Network.

SAVE THE DATE! Sept. 26-27 2019 at the Delta Marriott Toronto Airport. Check frailtyconference.ca for programme, speaker and registration details.

May 14, 2019 from 12-1PM EST. Join presenters Stephen Robinovitch, Vicki Komisar and Dorina Simeonov as they discuss how video evidence can e used from real-life falls in older adults who live in long-term care to guide the design strategies to reduce the risk of fall-related head impact and injury.  Webinar participants will learn about clinical, physical and situational factors that affect risk for fall-related head impact, and about how our understanding of these factors informs novel methods of simulating falls and evaluating protective headgear. Register here.

May 6, 2019 from 12-1PM EST. Join presenter Krista L. Lanctot, PhD as she outlines the rational for use of cannabinoids, reviews previous literature assessing the efficacy of THC and related compounds for agitation, and presents results of the most recent trial of a cannabinoid for agitation.  Register here.

Tues. June 11 from 1-2PM EST. Join presenters Dr. Frank Knoefel and Dr. Rafik Goubran as they discuss the Sensors and Analytics for Monitoring Mobility and Memory(SAM3) Innovation Hub, the technologies being developed at the SAM3 hub and the importance of bringing diverse stakeholders in one place to foster innovation.  To learn more or to register click here.

Tues. April 23rd from 12-1PM EST.  Join this free webinar featuring Dr. Parminder Raina, lead principal investigator of the CLSA, and Dr. Yves Joanette, scientific director of the CIHR Institute of Aging. For more information or to register click here.

This reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of resources related to health literacy and older adults. Topics include:

  • research on health literacy among older adults
  • online resources / ehealth
  • cognition
  • treatment and medication adherence
  • cancer
  • exercise 

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