Baycrest Health Sciences in partnership with North East Specialized Geriatric Centre, will hold Cycle 2 of "Project ECHO Care of the Elderly" (ECHO COE) from Sep 5, 2018 – Dec 19, 2018 on Wednesdays 3:30-5:00 pm. The goal of this free telehealth education program is to enhance the quality of care for older adults in Ontario, by improving the knowledge and skills of primary care providers. To learn more click here.


Highlights of this issue include a reading list on "Supporting Aging in Place", updates from Age-Friendly Communities Ontario Outreach Program, Alzheimer Society of Ontario, Baycrest, Brainxchange, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy and Senior Friendly Care.

Information about a call for abstracts, call for innovatiors as well as funding and post-doctorial opportunities are included.  A number of upcoming events and educational opportunities are listed. Sign up to receive Linkages directly here.

Thursday, September 13, 2018 from 12-1 PM (EDT). In this webinar, Dr. Carmela Tartaglia will be discuss and review the criteria for diagnosing Behavioural Variant Frontotemporal Dementia, basics on the pathology/cause, genetics of this type of dementia, and symptomatic treatment options. To register for free, 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.

Thursday, November 1st from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (EDT) located at the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA) in Waterloo, Ontario. This event is a 1-day workshop intended for community members, family care partners, team members at home care/service organizations, and those providing support at long-term care and retirement homes. Click here to register.

Tuesday, September 25th from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (EDT) located at the Village of Wentworth Heights in Hamilton, Ontario. This event is a 1-day workshop intended for community members, family care partners, team members at home care/service organizations, and those providing support at long-term care and retirement homes. To register, click here.

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