Monday June 3rd from 12-1PM EST join presenter Atul Jaiswal, PhD as he aims to make professionals in the field understand the challenges faced by older adults with dual sensory loss and offer potential solutions to support them. He will highlight strategies that could help professionals in conducting clinical assessments and providing medical care to older adults with dual sensory loss. He will use case scenarios from the field in combination with recent knowledge developments in the field of dual sensory loss to present challenges and potential solutions. To learn more or to register click here.
Highlights of this issue include a reading list on "Health Literacy and Older Adults” as well as updates from AGE-WELL, Baycrest, Brainxchange, Bruyere, Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging, Centre for Studies in Aging and Health, Institute for Life Course & Aging, National Institute on Ageing, Ontario Centres for Learning, Research & Innovation in Long-Term Care, Ontario Community Support Association, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy, Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging and SE Research Centre.
Information about funding opportunities from the Canadian Institute of Health Research and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council are included. A number of upcoming events and educational opportunities are listed. Sign up to receive Linkages directly here.
The study described in this article examined the patterns of sleep quality before, during and after hospitalization as well as predictors of sleep quality patterns. The investigators also examined the predictors of classification discordance between two suggested clinical cutoffs used to demarcate poor/good sleep. 7 pages. Last reviewed May 2019.
This article describes an examination of age-related differences in self-reported sleep quality and their association with health outcomes across four domains: physical health, cognitive health, mental health and neural health. 13 pages. Last reviewed May 2019.
This article describes the findings of an observational cohort sleep study investigating the relationship of periodic limb movement during sleep disorder and incident cardiovascular disease among community-dwelling elderly men. 19 pages. Last reviewed May 2019.
The authors of this population-based cohort study the authors observed that REM sleep behaviour disorder is correlated with an increased risk of developing mild cognitive impairment or Parkinson's disease over four years. 15 pages. Last reviewed May 2019.
This Cochrane review sought to assess the effects and common adverse effects of any drug treatment versus placebo for sleep disorders in people with dementia through analyzing relevant randomized controlled trials. 67 pages. Last reviewed May 2019.
This publication discusses a case-crossover study aimed at estimating the association between non-benzodiazepine hypnotic drugs and risk of hip fracture among a nationwide sample of long-stay nursing home residents. 15 pages. Last reviewed May 2019.