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.

This reading list contains a variety of topics related to oral health and older adults including prevention, aging, periodontal considerations, dry mouth and more. 2 pages. Last reviewed December 2019.

April 9, 2020 from 12-1PM EST. Join presenters Alexie Touchette and Dr. Kathryn Sibey discuss the major findings from a national self-report survey study which explored current practice in fall prevention community exercise programs targeted for older adults across Canada. To learn more or to register click 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.

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.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

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.

Date: January 23, 2020

Presenters:

Peter Berry Ph.D.

Feb. 27th, 2020 from 12-1PM EST. Join Dr. Susan Hunter for this presentation as she discusses the epidemiology and risk factors for falls in people with dementia and mobility aids as a falls risk factor in people with dementia. To learn more or to register click here.

The CSAH Continuing Education for HCP courses have been developed to support continuing education for health care professionals. These courses are designed to accommodate the HCP in the workplace, with the option of following our '101' series of condensed introductory courses with the option of following a more in-depth comprehensive coverage of the particular health issue.

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