Highlights of this issue include a reading list on "Arthritis & the Older Adult", updates from AGE-WELL, Alzheimer Society of Ontario, Baycrest, Brainxchange, Bruyere Research Institute, Centre for Studies in Aging and Health, Institute for Life Course & Aging, National Institute on Ageing, Ontario Age-Friendly Communities Outreach Program,  Ontario Community Support Association, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy and Regional Geriatric Program of Toronto, Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging, SE Research Centre and Trent Centre for Aging & Society.

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

Friday November 9, 2018 at the Trenton Seniors Club 105. The Alzheimer Society offers the Kay Stafford Caregiver Education Day which is an opportunity for local family caregivers to come together in a positive learning environment to better equip ourselves with the tools and tips needed to make sure we are looking after both ourselves and those we love.  The afternoon speaker is Dr. John Puxty. Space is limited so pre-registration before October 25th is required for all participants.  For more information or to register call 613-962-0892, toll free 1-800-361-8036.

This reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources related to osteoporosis. Topics include:

  • the relationship between Alzheimer's Disease and osteoporosis
  • diabetes and lower bone mineral density
  • falls and fractures
  • exercise interventions
  • frailty and osteoporosis
  • osteoporosis in men
  • osteoporosis in women
  • glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis
  • nutrition

5 pages. Last reviewed September 2018.

November 30, 2018 from 12-1PM EDT. Join presenter Dr. Cathy Craven for this Beyond the Break webinar presentation.  For more details or the OTN link to join 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.

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.

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