Highlights of this issue include a reading list on "Falls & Older Adults”, the latest sagelink blog, a listing of upcoming events, as well as opportunities and updates from 5th National Fall Prevention Conference, AGE-WELL, Baycrest, Behavioural Supports Ontario, BrainXchange, Bruyère, Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging, Centre for Studies in Aging and Health, CIHR, Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging, Institute for Life Course & Aging, Ontario Centres for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy, Public Health Agency of Canada, Queen’s University Continuing Professional Development, Regional Geriatric Program of Ontario, Regional Geriatric Program of Toronto, Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging, and Weston Brain Institute.

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This reading list provides links to and summaries of a variety of resources related to falls and older adults. Topics include considerations regarding balance training, cognition, dementia, diabetes, fear of falling, mental health, multiple sclerosis, nutrition, obesity, orthostatic hypotension, osteoporosis, Parkinson’s disease, stroke and traumatic brain injury. 4 pages. Last reviewed October 2019.

November 4th to December 1, 2019. This online workshop for healthcare and other professionals aims to help participants understand the importance and implications of neuroscience as professionals working with older adults, including i) better understanding ourselves, ii) understanding why we are so wired to connect socially with others, iii) exploring what deep safety is to the brain and how we use it to promote well-being and that of those under our care, and iv) implementing an organizational model of dementia care based on neuroscience and mindfulness. To learn more or to register click here.

Tues. Sept. 24th, 2019 from 12-1PM EST join keynote Prof. Cristine Rego for this free wecast presentation.  The learning objectives for participants are to understand what Transgenerational (TGT) and Intergenerational trauma (IGT) is and how it impats on the older adults with substance use disorder (SUD); to know the complexities of TGT and IGT in older adults where this is a SUD; discuss culturally appropriate treatment options for older adults and to raise awareness of the impact of residential schools through initiaitves like Orange Shirt Day. No registration is required.  Login live via http://webcast.otn.ca/mywebcast/?id=138049554.

Thursday, October 10, 2019, 8 AM - 4 PM at the Holiday Inn Yorkdale, 3450 Dufferin St, Toronto, ON. This conference will be of interest to clinicians, administrators, and planners in acute care and emergency services, community services, long-term care, and Ontario Health Teams. To learn more or register click here.

Sept. 12, 2019, 12-1PM EST. Join Dr. Paul Mick and Dr. Natalie Phillips for this free Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) webinar presentation. Register here.

This article describes an examination of age-related differences in self-reported sleep quality and their association with health outcomes across four domains: physical health, cognitive health, mental health and neural health. 13 pages. Last reviewed May 2019.

The aim of this study was to investigate if changes in insomnia symptoms and global sleep quality are coinciding changes in depressed mood among older adults. 8 pages. Last reviewed May 2019.

This systematic review sought to investigate and summarize the evidence from studies that examined the mental health of older adults with dual sensory loss.  9 pages. Last reviewed April 2019.

On March 7th, 2019 Dr. Matt Tobin provided this in-person presentation where he provided an overview of sleep architecture, definitions of insomnia, taking a sleep history, tools for assessment as well as pharmacological and non-pharmacological management of insomnia. Watch the presentation recording here.

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