Highlights of this issue include a reading list on "Speech, Language & Hearing in Older Age” as well as updates from AGE-WELL, Baycrest, Brainxchange, Bruyere, Centre for Studies in Aging and Health, Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging, Institute for Life Course & Aging, Ontario Age-Friendly Communities Outreach Program, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy, Regional Geriatric Program of Toronto and Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA).

Information about funding opportunities and calls for abstracts from the Canadian Association on Gerontology and Canadian Frailty Network are included.  A number of upcoming events and educational opportunities are listed. Sign up to receive Linkages directly here.

Wed. April 3, 2019 from 12-1PM EST join presenter Dr. Mohammad Auais as he discusses fear of falling prevalence among older adults; health consequences of fear of falling in the short and long terms, including physical disability; evaluating fear of falling and discussing some available outcome measures for clinical practice; and managing fear of falling. Register here.

This literature review examined the association between hearing loss and other health conditions with consideration of the management of hearing loss in a multimorbidity context. 9 pages. Last reviewed January 2019.

Wed. May 15, 2019 from 8:15 AM - 3:30 PM EST at St. Elias Centre, 750 Ridgewood Ave, Ottawa the Regional Geriatric Program of Eastern Ontario is offering an interactive workshop for health care professionals of older adults who are seeking to improve the quality of life for their patients. To learn more or to register click here.

Friday, March 29, 2019 from 12-1PM EST. Join presenter Dr.'s Marla Beauchamp, Lauren Griffith and Ayse Kuspinar as they provide an evidence-based synthesis of balance and mobility testing for fall risk assessment in older adults. They will provide an overview of clinical practice guidelines for assessing fall risk in older adults along with a practical synthesis of evidence to date.  They will highlight new results from the Canadian Longitudinal study on Aging (CLSA) that address important gaps in the current available evidence. Finally they will discuss ongoing efforts in research on fall risk assessment. Register here

Thurs. May 2, 2019 from 12-1 PM EST. Join presenter, Dr. Caitlin McArthur of GERAS (Geriatric Education and Research in Aging Science) for this Beyond the Break OTN presentation (#109155884). View the 2019 schedule here.

Thurs. April 18, 2019 from 12-1 PM EST. Join presenters Isabel Rodrigues & Matteo Ponzano for this webinar where participants will learn about the effects of impact / weight exercises on falls, fractures, and quality of life outcomes for individuals with low bone mass. Examples of impact exercises include walking, dancing, jumping, swimming and climbing. Watch online here.

Fri. March 29, 2019 from 11:50AM to 1:05PM EST. Join Dr. Susan Whiting from the University of Saskatchewan for this Beyond the Break webinar presenation discussing the new Canada Food Guide and questions regarding vitamin D and calcium. Register here.

Thurs. March 14, 2019 from 12-1PM EST. This seminar features a presentation by Phillipa Gosine, PhD Candidate from the University of Toronto.  To join in person come to 246 Bloor St. W., 4th Floor Webinar Room 422. Click here to join via live stream.  All presentations are recorded and available online within a week.  

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

6 pages. Last reviewed January 2019.

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