The Institute for Life Course & Aging is pleased to present the 2018-19 series.  All interested are welcome to attend in person at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at 246 Bloor St.

Oct. 16, 2018 at the Hilton Suites Toronto/Markham. This one-day event is Ontario's most effective, efficient and affordable way for Personal Support Workers (PSWs) to receive up-to-date knowledge and skills in some of the most in-demand training areas. Last year, 98% of attendees agreed that what they learned during the training day would help them do their jobs better. Register today!

This article describes systematic literature research and meta-analysis to explore the association between osteoporosis / bone mineral density and Alzheimer's disease. 8 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

The authors discuss the relationship between Vitamin D deficiency, Alzheimer's disease and osteoporosis.  5 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

On Thursday, September 13, 2018 from 12-1 PM (EDT) Dr. Carmela Tartaglia discussed and reviewed the criteria for diagnosing Behavioural Variant Frontotemporal Dementia, basics on the pathology/cause, genetics of this type of dementia, and symptomatic treatment options. To watch the recording, click here.

This publication gives a high level overview of findings regarding the efficacy of complimentary and alternative medicine for common geriatric conditions. 6 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

In part 4 of this article, it explains how music can help older adults who experience Alzheimer's disease, dementia, and/or loneliness to alleviate symptoms and boost their mood. Music therapy is beneficial for everyone of all ages and it can create a positive impact on mental health. 7 parts. Last reviewed August 2018.

Thursday, October 18th from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT) located at the Baycrest Centre in Toronto, Ontario. This workshop led by Dr. Brian Levine will provide the latest clinical-scientific information concerning the assessment of executive functions and evidence-based rehabilitation with Goal Management Training® (GMT). To register, click here.

September 30 to October 3 at the Westin Hotel in Montreal, Quebec. This event by the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA) is hosting multiple event days for the public, partners and research community to share their progress about scientific knowledge on dementia and ongoing research. For more information and registration, click here.

Thursday, October 11 to Friday, October 12 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (EDT) at Baycrest Health Sciences in Toronto, Ontario. This event is a 2-day workshop intended for team members working in long-term care and retirement homes, and those providing support for people living with dementia. To register, click here.