FASTlinks is a series of web-based maps that display links for elder care services in South East Ontario organized into 10 common elder care domains. The 10 domains are organized by function, rather than disease diagnosis. FASTlinks was developed by the CSAH in collaboration with the Aging with Co-morbidities Network.

Highlights of this issue include a reading list on "Health & Indigenous Elders,” updates from AGEWELL, Baycrest, Brainxchange, Bruyere Research Institute, Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging, Centre for Studies in Aging and Health, Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging, Institute for Life Course & Aging, National Institute on Ageing, Ontario Age-Friendly Communities Outreach Program, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy and Regional Geriatric Program of Toronto, Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging and SE Research Centre.

Information about funding opportunities and calls for abstracts from AGE-WELL, Canadian Hospice Palliative Care, Canadian Insitutes of Health Research, Canadian Frailty Network, Government of Canada, Ontairo SPOR SUPPORT Unit, Parkinson Canada, 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.

brainXchange

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 12 PM - 1 PM EST - The Brain Health and Wellness Project: Bringing Fountain of Health Tools into Frontline Care is a webinar hosted by brainXchange, the Alzheimer Society of Canada, and CCNA. Participants will learn about The Brain Health and Wellness Project, an innovative national project at the frontlines of care to promote brain health and reduce dementia risk. The health behavior change tools used in the project were developed by Fountain of Health Initiation, a national non-profit to promote health and wellness. Following a review of project evidence and rationale, participants will also receive some “how to” training in a 3 step process to activate health behaviours in frontline care. To register, click here. 

Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 8:45 AM - 3 PM EST - The Waterloo - Wellington Annual Knowledge Exchange in Geriatrics will host "Living Beyond the Diagnosis", a day-long event covering how to incorporate a palliative approach to care. Dr. Daphna Grossman, MD CCFP (em) FCFP, will deliver a keynote on the intesection between geriatric care and a palliative approach to care. The cost of the event is $75 and the deadline to register is February 1, 2019. To register click here.

BrainXchange

On January 14, 2019, Dr. Henry Brodaty summarized the evidence and provide examples of success as well as discuss therapies aimed at the person with dementia, the effects of dementia on and interventions for family carers as well as interventions for behaviours and psychological symptoms associated with dementia. Overall this webinar aimed to demonstrate that psychosocial research in dementia has increased in breadth, innovation, quantity, quality and rigour. Watch the webinar recording here.

Senior Friendly Care

Friday, January 25, 2019, 12 PM EST - In this presentation, Dr. Martha Spencer (Providence Health Care Associate Program Director, Division of Geriatric Medicine, UBC and Department of Medicine Clinical Instructor, UBC) will discuss the approach to the diagnosis, investigation and management of urinary incontinence in older adults. The focus will be on medical causes of incontinence and medical approaches (lifestyle, behavioural and pharmacological) to treatment. To register click here.

On January 14, 2019, The Division of Geriatric Medicine in collaboration with the Centre for Studies in Aging & Health and the Seniors Health Knowledge Network were pleased to offer this free webinar presentation featuring Tim Yearington (Grey Thunderbird), Algonquin Traditional Knowledge Keeper from the Office of Indigenous Initiatives of Queen's University.

Learning objectives included to review population health concerns, disease prevalence and risk factors; to understand the role of Elders in Indigenous communities and to introduce Indigenous perspectives of health and end-of-life. To view the recording click here.  For the full resource package click here.

Wed. January 16, 2019 from 1-2PM EST. Join Ron Dendas, Ed Meehan and host, Sylvia Cheuy as they discuss the early results of Rider Poll's Collective Impact Fellows Initiative and share the thinking behind this innovative and intentional investment in the "how" of Collective Impact and how it has been a catalyst for innovative community initiatives that are having a positive impact on the well-being of their community.  Register here.

Wed. Feb. 27th 1-2:30 EST. Join presenters Angéle Bilodeau of the School of Public Health, University of Montreal and Gillian Krania of Health Nexus for this webinar as they discuss this self-evaluation tool for action in partnerships.  Click here to access the tool: Self-evaluation Tool for Action in Partnership. Register here for this webinar. 

This video includes 2 concurrent sessions with the theme of rehabilitation as the future of dementia care.  Session 1 features Kate Swaffer as she outlines a pathway of support which includes rehabilitation and disability support for all people with dementia.  Session 2 feautres Monica Cations who explored the perspectives of health professionals to understand key barriers to delivery of rehabilitation to this group and identify strategies for change.  She discussed how health professionals can change their understanding of dementia care to embrace rehabilitation as a means to deliver a more proactive and continuous care pathway. 1hr07min. Last reviewed November 2018.

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