Canada's first national dementia strategy sets out a vision for the future and identifies common principles and national objectives to help guide actions by all levels of government, non-governmental organizations, communities, families and individuals. The actions undertaken to achieve the strategy's national objectives may evolve over time, but every action will bring Canada closer to the vision of a Canada in which all people living with dementia and caregivers are valued and supported, quality of life is optimized, and dementia is prevented, well understood, and effectively treated.

Baycrest, in partnership with North East Specialized Geriatric Centre, is recruiting for the Fall 2019 program of "Project ECHO Care of the Elderly Long-Term Care (ECHO COE LTC), a telehealth education program that aims to help primary care providers build capacity in the care of older adults through weekly 60-minute videoconference sessions. The sessions will run weekly from September 10 - December 3, 2019 on Tuesdays from 11am -12pm with the exception of October 1st, 2019. See the pdf flyers for more information. To apply please fill out the form at https://redcap.baycrest.org/redcap/surveys/?s=L9RNFHR3WD

Oct 7-8th 2019, 8:00AM-4:00PM EST. This series will include formal didactic sessions on dementia, delirium, depression, mobility, falls, capacity and living with risk. Afternoons will include integrated case-based sessions ocused on the formal didactic session topics with additional discussions on elder abuse, pain, nutrition and driving. For more information and registration click here.

Friday November 8, 2019 at the Hellenic Community Centre, Ottawa from 12:30 AM to 3:30 PM. The RGPEO Annual General Meeting and Geriatric Poster Presentations.  The CALL FOR POSTERS is open until August 16, 2019. To learn more click here.

Oct 3-5, 2019 at the Quebec City Convention Centre this three day conference covers assessment, technology, cannabis, medical assistance in dying through the lens of dementia, human rights, person-centred care, pharmacology, blood pressure, biomarkers, prevention, improving quality of life and more.  To learn more or to register click here.

June 12, 2019 from 9-10AM EST.  Join presenter Dr. Yaakov Stern for this webinar which aims to broaded your understanding of the cognitive reserve hypothesis and highlight recent evidence that supports the idea that specific genetic and lifestyle factors may help preserve a healthy brain or enhance brain reserve. To register click here.

Thurs. June 20, 2019 from 12-1PM EST.  Join Dr. Cheryl Wellington as she discusses the vascular system in the brain and new research findings that suggest that maintaining good cardiovascular health may be an important strategy to delay te onset of dementia or slow its progression. To learn more or to register click here.

This reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of resources related to dual sensory impairment and loss in older adults. Themes include:

  • screening
  • rehabilitation
  • assistive technology
  • mental health
  • quality of life
  • dementia 

4 pages. Last reviewed May 2019.

This Cochrane review sought to assess the effects and common adverse effects of any drug treatment versus placebo for sleep disorders in people with dementia through analyzing relevant randomized controlled trials. 67 pages. Last reviewed May 2019.

This article describes a systematic review and meta-analysis which aimed to quantify the effects of sleep disorders and problems on cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease. 18 pages. Last reviewed May 2019.

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