Highlights of this issue include a reading list on Sexuality & Sexual Health in Later Life. A listing of upcoming events, opportunities and updates related to aging, health and caring for older adults are included. Sign up to receive Linkages directly here.
June 11-13, 2020, at the Ottawa Marriott Hotel. The CHPCA’s Learning Institute brings together health care professionals from across the country for an intense learning weekend. The program is directed towards intermediate and advance learning levels and is facilitated by the best faculty in Canada along with recognized international leaders to make up a most sophisticated caliber of educators and mentors. The weekend will include intensive workshops that will be attended by doctors, nurses, pharmacists, researchers, spiritual care advisers and social workers. Register here.
May 28, 2020 at Ryerson University. NIA's first annual conference features Dr. Samir Sinha, Dr. Bonnie-Jeanne Macdonald, Keith Ambachtsheer and more. The aim of the event is to bring together the health sector, finanical industry, government officials, and the Ryerson community for a full day focused on personal financial security, healthy aging, and discussion on public system sustainability. To learn more click here.
Feb. 19, 2020 from 12-1PM EST. Join presenter Dr. Alexandra Mayhew as she explores how differences in the operationalization of sarcopenia impact the prevalence of sarcopenia, the agreement between definitions, and the magnitude of the association of sarcopenia with falls using data from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA). The implication of these findings on future sarcopenia research and clinical practice will be discussed. To learn more or to register click here.
Feb. 28, 2020 from 12-1PM EST. Join presenters George Heckman and Sophie Hogeveen as they describe patterns, outcomes, and determinants of geriatric medicine services use by older home care clients in Ontario and propose a decision support tool for referral to specialized geriatric services. To learn more or to register click here.
Wed. Feb. 19, 2020 from 12-1PM EST. Join presenter Dr. Corinne Fischer for this webinar as she overviews our understanding of the effect of music on the Alzheimer brain. Specifically she will review the existing literature focusing on cognitive effects of passive music exposure, with a particular focus on familiar music. Data from a recent study will be shared. To learn more or to register click here.
As clinicians and community-based individuals, we encounter problematic substance use as well as Substance Use Disorder among older adults in our daily work. Canadian healthcare providers now have the tools they need to better support the prevention, assessment and treatment of older adults at risk of, or living with, substance use disorders.
The Canadian Coalition for Seniors’ Mental Health (CCSMH) officially launched 4 sets of Clinical Guidelines on Substance Use Disorders in Older Adults on January 20th, 2020. These Clinical Guidelines on the prevention, screening, assessment and treatment of Alcohol, Cannabis, Benzodiazepine and Opioid Use Disorders among older adults are available online at www.ccsmh.ca. In addition to these Guidelines, the CCSMH will be producing community brochures and other knowledge translation material on substance use disorder among older adults in the coming months.
Your invited to complete this survey on stakeholder and members of the general public opinions of a draft version of the 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Adults and Older Adults. Soliciting this feedback is part of an effort to assess your level of agreement with the content and wording of the 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Adults and Older Adults. Your feedback is valuable and will inform potential revisions to the 24-Hour Guidelines for Adults and Older Adults, as well as strategies for Guideline promotion. Start the survey here.