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 publication discusses a case-crossover study aimed at estimating the association between non-benzodiazepine hypnotic drugs and risk of hip fracture among a nationwide sample of long-stay nursing home residents. 15 pages. Last reviewed May 2019.

Tuesday May 7th, 12-1PM EST join presenter Dr. Peter Cordell for this free webinar presentation. Learning objectives include:

  • Understand lithium pharmacology and pertinent considerations in older adults
  • Appreciate the evidence base of lithium use in older adults with a bipolar disorder
  • Given this understanding and appreciation, should you offer lithium to older adults with bipolar disorder

To register click here.

Friday May 24th from 12-1PM EST. Join presenter Patrick Jung as he reviews the most current guidelines on hypertension management from Hypertension Canada. An update on more recent evidence on the relationship between hypertension management and cognitive impairment risk found in the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT) will be shared. Cases will be discussed to emphasize unique considerations in the management of blood pressure in older adults. Register 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.

Wed. June 5th from 8:45AM to 4:00PM at the Best Western Inn on the Bay, join the Grey Bruce Geriatric Education Cooperative for this interactive learning experience to learn more about osteoporosis and frailty, fracture prevention for long-term care residents, exercise for bone health, falls & fracture prevention, medications in osteoporosis treatment, diet for optimal bone health, fracture risk scale and fracture screening and prevention program. To learn more or to register see the pdf.

This reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of resources related to health literacy and older adults. Topics include:

  • research on health literacy among older adults
  • online resources / ehealth
  • cognition
  • treatment and medication adherence
  • cancer
  • exercise 

5 pages. Last reviewed April 2019.

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

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. Register here.

Tues. April 2, 2019 from 12-1PM EST. Join presenters Jack Bodkin and Dr. Alexandra Douglas as they review the history of the development of clozapine; review the efficacy of clozapine with respect to the primary literature and help participants understand how clozapine is metabolized and its adverse effects. For more information or to register click here.

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