Highlights of this issue include a reading list on "Later Life Hoarding & Diogenes Syndrome", updates from Age-Friendly Communities Ontario Outreach Initiative, Alzheimer Society of Ontario, Baycrest, Brainxchange, Centre for Studies in Aging & Health, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, Regional Geriatrics Program of Ontario and Senior Friendly Care.

Information about a call for submissions from the Age Friendly Innovation Exchange, an Ontario Centres for Excellence funding opportunity and information about a caregiver research study are included. A number of upcoming events and educational opportunities are listed. Sign up to receive Linkages directly here.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 from 12-1 PM EDT. In this webinar, Dr. Gary Naglie and Dr. Mark Rapoport who lead a team of CCNA researchers focused on dementia and driving, will discuss how healthcare/service providers can address the issue of driving in persons with dementia, including their current research on the Driving Cessation in Dementia Framework and Toolkit (DCD-FT), which they and their team have been developing to support this group. Register here.

Dementia Friendly Communities Ontario is working to to support people living with dementia in our communities.  To learn more visit http://alzheimer.ca/en/on/We-can-help/Dementia-Friendly-Communities-Ontario.  Help spread the word by sharing the pdf poster.

Wed. August 15, 2018 from 12-1PM EDT. Join Wendy Dugglby and Laura Cottrel of the University of Alberta for this webinar presentation about an online intervention called My Tools 4 Care-In Care designed to support family caregivers of persons with dementia.  To learn more or register click here.

The aim of this study was to investigate the concepts and interventions related to resilience in dementia caregivers and explore models of resilience applicable to dementia caregiving. 2 pages. Last reviewed May 2018.

This study systematically reviewed the definitions, methodological approaches and determinant models associated with resilience among caregivers of people with dementia. 9 pages. Last reviewed May 2018.

This book provides an overview of the latest research findings on vulnerability and resilience to help inform older people and those who work with them. 88 pages. Last reviewed May 2018.

The goal of this article was to look at Alzheimer’s disease through the lens of a socioecological resilience-thinking framework to help expand perceptions of prevention and treatment. 9 pages. Last reviewed May 2018.

Thursday, May 31, 2018 from 12-1 PM EDT. During this webinar, Dr. Jacklin and Dr. Blind will outline the development of six culturally relevant fact sheets on dementia and dementia care that can be used by Indigenous family caregivers, health care providers, as well as other organizations interested in the promotion of dementia awareness and care in Indigenous communities. Register here.

This reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources related to aging, technology and gerontechnology. Themes include:

  • user perspectives and preferences
  • adoption
  • use to support function
  • use to support aging in place
  • use to support persons with cognitive impairment and dementia
  • use to support informal caregivers
  • issues around access and equity

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