Wed. April 25th 8am to 5pm at Donald Gordon Conference Centre, Kingston Queen's Faculty of Health Sciences is presenting this Continuing Professional Development opportunity.  Topics include strategies for dementia and common care issues in the vulnerable.  Program and registration information is available here.

Highlights of this issue include a reading list on "Sexuality and Sexual Health of Older Adults", updates from Age-Friendly Communities Ontario Outreach Initiative, Alzheimer Society of Ontario, Baycrest, Brainxchange, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation and Senior Friendly Care. Information about CIHR Institute of Aging funding application, Weston Brain Institutes' letter of intent deadline, Age-Wells's Accelerator and Ontario Trillium Foundations' funding funding opportunities are included. A number of upcoming events are also included. Sign up to receive Linkages directly here.

Baycrest Health Sciences in partnership with North East Specialized Geriatric Centre, will hold Cycle 1 of "Project ECHO Care of the Elderly" (ECHO COE) from April 11, 2018 – July 18, 2018 on Wednesdays 4-5:30 pm. The goal of this free tele-educational 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.

This multicenter cross-sectional study aimed to examine the association between the subtype of dementia and the severity of cognitive impairment and falls to establish an association between falls and gait parameters during the course of dementia.

This research summary from Alzheimer Scotland provides recommendations for policy and practice.

This reading list provides links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources related to delirium in older adults. Topics include risk factors related to hip fracture, the HELP program, delirium at the end-of-life, delirium in dementia, non-pharmacological interventions, nutrition and frailty. 3 pages. 

This article discusses the challenge of neuropsychological assessment of delirium in patients with dementia and provides a framework for improving the diagnosis of delirium superimposed on dementia (DSD).

The authors examined the effect of delirium on long-term cognitive trajectories in older adults with Alzheimer’s disease and found that there was greater cognitive deterioration in those who had delirium than those who had not.

This article describes a study investigating the risks for institutionalization, cognitive decline or death with hospitalization and delirium in patients with Alzheimer’s Disease.

This information sheet includes the Delirium Superimposed on Dementia Algorithm with an overview of the assessment tools strengths and limitations.

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