The research article provides an update on changes to the Canadian Preventive Care Checklist (PCC) Form© including updates on vitamin D and calcium supplementation, depression screening and lifestyle modifications in obese patients, blood pressure targets in hypertension, dyslipidemia screening, and new vaccination recommendations from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI). 5 Pages.

This global report from the World Federation of the Deafblind seeks to start a dialogue between international disability rights and development stakeholders and is on based on research combining the largest population-based analysis of persons with deafblindness. 66 pages. Last reviewed September 2018. 

Wed. Jan 9, 2019 from 12-1pm EDT. Join Lianne Singer, University Health Network as she discusses the recnt trend of transplant programs accepting older donors and recipients with more chronic health problems.  She investigates the possibility that some of these patients are frail which results in poor outcomes after transplantation. She discusses a study to develop and test the usefulness of a new tool to measure frailty in donors and candidates for heart, lung, kidney or liver transplantation. To learn or to register click here.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 from 12-1pm EDT. Join John Hirdes and George Heckman, University of Waterloo as they discuss an initiative where they trained members of the public who volunteer at community organizations to support group advance care planning activity sessions. The sessions aimed to inform, promote conversation and break down barriers and stigmas around these conversations. The volunteers experiences were investigated along with how to best encourage older adults to come to the session.  Lastly they looked at whether these activities helped older adults to be more involved in ACP activities and conversations.  To learn more or to register click here.

Wed. Nov. 21, 2018 from 12-1pm EDT. This free webinar features Robert Fowler and Andrea Hill, Sunnybrook Research Institute as they discuss a project that aimed to determine in detail the national delivery of end of life care in Canada. To learn more or to register click here.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 12-1pm EDT. This free webinar features Andrew Morris, Sinai Healthy System, Susan Bronskill, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences and Lianne Jess, St. Michael's Hospital.   They discuss how frailty has been relatively unexplored as a predictor of exposure to potentially inappropriate medications or as an effect modifier of medication-related adverse events in vulnerable populations. Quantitative and qualitative approaches were used to understand the various factors that contribute to the prescribing of PIMs and associated poor outcomes among residents living with frailty across LTC settings. Four medication classes were examined: antimicrobial, antipsychotics, cholinesterase inhibitors and anti-lipidemics. To learn more or to register click here.

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.

This publication describes a study aimed to identify and summarize the state of research on menopause and Indigenous women in Canada; suggest how existing knowledge can be applied to practice and identify where future research is needed. 32 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

The authors analyzed data from the Global Longitudinal Study of Osteoporosis in Women (GLOW) to examine when, where and how fractures occur in postmenopausal women. 6 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

This article reviews the physiological basis of age-related osteoporosis  and discuss relevant preclinical studies that use exogenous musculoskeletal stem cell transplantation with the aim of treating osteoporosis in murine models. 10 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

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