Highlights of this issue include a reading list on "Active Aging”, the latest sagelink blog, a listing of upcoming events, as well as opportunities and updates from AGE-WELL, Behavioural Supports Ontario, BrainXchange, Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging, Centre for Studies in Aging and Health, CIHR, Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging, Institute for Life Course & Aging, Ontario Age-Friendly Communities Outreach Program, Ontario Centres for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy, Public Health Agency of Canada, Queen’s University Continuing Professional Development, Regional Geriatric Program of Toronto, Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging, Seniors Health Knowledge Network and Weston Brain Institute.

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This reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources related to a variety of eating disorders and nutritional considerations. Topics include:
  • anorexia of aging
  • anorexia nervosa and frailty
  • reduced appetite in older age
  • recommendations for optimal nutrition
  • malnutrition
  • dysphagia
  • special considerations for those with brain injury and degenerative diseases
  • obesity
  • diabetes

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The authors provide a concise overview on why age specific approaches to managing substance abuse are needed.

This fact sheet covers screening and identification, diagnosis and management strategies of alcohol misuse and dependence in older adults.

Authors: 
Project Coordinator - Karen McNeil

Below you will find hyperlinks to view the 10 online learning modules of the Seniors Health Research Transfer Network Diabetes Community of Practice educational resource “Diabetes 101: A Comprehensive Learning Tool for Health Care Professionals in Long Term Care Settings”.

This collection offers online resources that are relevant to seniors health and well-being: planning documents, reports, statistics, best practice guidelines, knowledge transfer and exchange products, tools and much more. Our Resource Centre is always developing. We draw on the knowledge of our partners within the Seniors Health Knowledge Network, our library service, Information Specialists, Knowledge Brokers and the many members involved in our communities.

*This group is no longer active

The Oral Health CoP was created in 2009, and operated as a trans-sectoral knowledge-based network to promote the dissemination of evidence-based, clinically relevant oral health information. The CoP facilitated the exchange of this knowledge to long-term care providers and care providers of frail older adults across the health care and oral/dental care sectors.

*This group is no longer active

The Nutrition Community of Practice (CoP) was a network of health professionals and caregivers that promoted the importance of food and nutrition for healthy aging, and shared research and best practices in nutrition care for older adults across the care continuum. The CoP was committed to supporting knowledge exchange between members of various disciplines, developing relevant resources and organizing quarterly webinars.

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