Highlights of this issue include a reading list on "Understanding Care Issues of Older Immigrants", updates from Age-Friendly Communities Ontario Outreach Initiative, Alzheimer Society of Ontario, Baycrest, Bruyère Research Institute, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, Regional Geriatrics Program, Senior Friendly Hospitals, news of a funding opportunity from the Canadian Frailty Network and a listing of upcoming events. Sign up to receive Linkages directly here.
On Wednesday February 7th at McMasters main campus, Kristen Jacklin of the University of Minnesota Medical School will be presenting on the need to offer tailored approaches to dementia care to Indigenous communities. To learn more click here.
On Wednesday January 10th at McMasters main campus, Sally Chivers of Trent University will be discussing the question of how he tools of disability studies and the disability movement could improve considerations of and actions for older adults drawing attention to how pervasively ageism relies on ableism.
On November 23rd at the National Institute on Ageing at Ryerson University, this conference brings together experts, thought leaders, practitioners and delegates to "widen the lens" to look at the models, practices and stakeholders that will be need to support older adults to age in place. A varietyof age-friendly perspectives will be explored.
This reading list provides links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources related to the substance misuse and abuse in older adults. Prescription, legal and illicit substances are included. 2 pages.
This webpage discusses the demographics and prevalence of substance abuse among older adults, physical and psychological aspects of substance abuse and misuse, barriers to identification and treatment and needed actions.
This article was written for family physicians and gives an overview of epidemiology, pharmacology of alcohol and aging, adverse effects of excessive alcohol use, identifying alcohol problems in older adults, clinical management and treatment options.