Monday June 3rd from 12-1PM EST join presenter Atul Jaiswal, PhD as he aims to make professionals in the field understand the challenges faced by older adults with dual sensory loss and offer potential solutions to support them. He will highlight strategies that could help professionals in conducting clinical assessments and providing medical care to older adults with dual sensory loss. He will use case scenarios from the field in combination with recent knowledge developments in the field of dual sensory loss to present challenges and potential solutions. To learn more or to register click here.

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.

On March 4th, 2019 Dr. John Puxty provided this in-person/webinar presentation targeted towards the practicing clinician with a focus on assisting them in appreciating the importance of recognizing frailty in older adults, identifying practical methods for flagging and assessing frailty and its commonly associated contributing factors and improving awareness about evidence-based strategies to reduce and manage frailty. Watch the video recording here.

FASTlinks is a series of web-based maps that display links for elder care services in South East Ontario organized into 10 common elder care domains. The 10 domains are organized by function, rather than disease diagnosis. FASTlinks was developed by the CSAH in collaboration with the Aging with Co-morbidities Network.

May 21, 2019 from 12-1PM EST join presenter Dr. Walter Wittich as he provides a profile of the participants in the CLSA Comprehensive Cohort with combined vision and hearing loss, describes the severity of their impairments, the congruence between objective and subjective measures of sensory impairment as well as hgihlights some of the relationships between their sensory loss and cognitive/social variables. To learn more click here. 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 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.

SAVE THE DATE! Sept. 26-27 2019 at the Delta Marriott Toronto Airport. Check frailtyconference.ca for programme, speaker and registration details.

May 14, 2019 from 12-1PM EST. Join presenters Stephen Robinovitch, Vicki Komisar and Dorina Simeonov as they discuss how video evidence can e used from real-life falls in older adults who live in long-term care to guide the design strategies to reduce the risk of fall-related head impact and injury.  Webinar participants will learn about clinical, physical and situational factors that affect risk for fall-related head impact, and about how our understanding of these factors informs novel methods of simulating falls and evaluating protective headgear. 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.

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