The study described in this publication sought to identify screening tools, technologies and strategies that vision and hearing care specialists recommend to front-line healthcare professionals for the screening of older adults in long-term care homes who have dementia. 12 pages. Last reviewed April 2019.

The authors of this study sought to understand nurses' current experiences of screening and caring for long-term care residents who have dementia and sensory impairment. 14 pages. Last reviewed April 2019.

September 17-19, 2019 at the Beanfield Centre, Toronto. The Ontario Long Term Care Association and the Global Ageing Network invite you to take part in This is Long Term Care 2019: Transforming Aging Together. This event provides a unique platform to hear about cutting edge ideas from around the world, as well as existing best practice programs which can influence, impact or initiate change across borders.

The aim of the study described was to develop and evaluated a Tactile Test Battery (TTB) for cognitive assessment in individuals with dual sensory impairment. 11 pages. Last reviewed April 2019.

Highlights of this issue include a reading list on "Health Literacy and 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 Centres for Learning, Research & Innovation in Long-Term Care, Ontario Community Support Association, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy, Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging and SE Research Centre.

Information about funding opportunities from the Canadian Institute of Health Research 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.

May 16, 2019 from 12-1PM EST join presenter Stéfanie Fréel as she provides an overview of the relevant international commitments and developments related to human rights and dementia. She will share highlights on how the World Health Organization is addressing human rights into its Global action plan on the public health response to dementia 2-17-2025 and other dementia activities and tools. Core principles of a human-rights based approach to health and social care for dementia will be identified. To learn more or to register, click 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.

May 30, 2019 at Hart House, University of Toronto. This year's program will explore the social responses to peaking populations and issues related to the various positive dim

Tues. April 23, 2019 from 12-1PM EST. Join Marjorie Silverman, Ph.D. for this free brainxchange webinar presentation as she shares findings from an Ottawa-based research study funded by the Alzheimer Society of Canada. To learn more or to register click here

On May 6th, 2019 presenter Dr. Susan Crocker, a clinical cytogeneticist and Director of the Cytogenetics Laborartory at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC)reviewed 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. Stay tuned for the recording of the presentation here.

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