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.

Please see the February newsletter for upcoming seniors events and programs available in the Prince Edward County area.

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 use of the Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP), an evidence-based delirium prevention program and its efficacy at decreasing delirious falls.

This study investigated the ability of the DEAR tool to identify patients at high risk of pre-operative delirium, and its performance in a post-operative validation sample.

The results of this meta-analysis provide evidence to substantiate the significance of risk factors for delirium in elderly patients hospitalized for hip fracture. 

This full open access CME Journal is the first CME Journal owned and operated by the CGS. The journal is now wholly financially supported by charitable tax deductible donations to the CGS charitable arm - the CGS Foundation. Each edition is full of articles to support the care of older adults.

The University of Victoria is offering this online course to support those working with older adults in long-term, acute and home care from March 2 - April 6, 2018. To learn more or register click here.

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