May 30, 2019 from 8am-4pm at the Holiday Inn Toronto-Yorkdale the RGPs of Ontario is pleased present "Optimizing the Integration of Geriatric Medicine and Geriatric Psychiatry Services" for health professionals, administrators, planners, students and older adults / family caregiver advisory group members.  To learn more please review the pdf. Early bird registration ends April 15th. Register here.

May 2-3, 2019 7:30AM-4:00 PM EST at the Jabob Family Theatre at the Posluns Auditorium, 3560 Bathurst St. Toronto. Conference learning objectives include that participants will be able to:

  • Describe cognitive-communication abilities in typical aging and in common age-related disorders.
  • Explain the Occupational Therapy approach to cognitive assessment.
  • Explain the Neuropsychology approach to evaluating cognitive decline and the influence on language abilities.
  • Identify formal and informal tools and procedures for assessing cognitive-communication abilities.
  • Use direct and indirect approaches to treat cognitive-communication disorders

To learn more see the pdf download. To register click here.

Baycrest, in partnership with North East Specialized Geriatric Centre, is excited to announce Cycle 4 of “Project ECHO Care of the Elderly” (ECHO COE), a telehealth education program with didactic presentations and case-based learning that aims to help primary care providers build capacity in the care of older adults. The sessions run weekly from April 10 – July 17, 2019 on Wednesdays from 3:00-4:30 PM EST. For more information, please see the pdf downloads or click here

This American handbook was developed to help teach effective communication techniques to support building relationships with older adults. 70 pages. Last reviewed March 2019.

This American website provides general guidance regarding approaching a variety of potentially sensitive subjects with older adults.  Last reviewed March 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.

Wed. April 3, 2019 from 12-1PM EST join presenter Dr. Mohammad Auais as he discusses fear of falling prevalence among older adults; health consequences of fear of falling in the short and long terms, including physical disability; evaluating fear of falling and discussing some available outcome measures for clinical practice; and managing fear of falling. Register here.

This paper analyzed the results of non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS) trials and highlighted different aspects related to the repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation frequency, transcranial direct current stimulation polarity, the period of stimulation places in acute and subacute ischemic strokes. 5 pages. Last reviewed February 2019.

The authors attempted to determine if the positive impacts of music experience in young adults also occurred in an older cohort and potentially offset the age-related decline in speech in noise perceptual abilities and associated cognitive function. 8 pages. Last reviewed January 2019.

The aim of this article is to provide an overview of assessment and rehabilitative approaches for central auditory processing deficits in older adults. 11 pages. Last reviewed January 2019.

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