Sept. 12, 2019, 12-1PM EST. Join Dr. Paul Mick and Dr. Natalie Phillips for this free Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) webinar presentation. Register here.

June 12, 2019 from 9-10AM EST.  Join presenter Dr. Yaakov Stern for this webinar which aims to broaded your understanding of the cognitive reserve hypothesis and highlight recent evidence that supports the idea that specific genetic and lifestyle factors may help preserve a healthy brain or enhance brain reserve. To register click here.

This reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of resources related to dual sensory impairment and loss in older adults. Themes include:

  • screening
  • rehabilitation
  • assistive technology
  • mental health
  • quality of life
  • dementia 

4 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.

The aim of this study was to investigate if changes in insomnia symptoms and global sleep quality are coinciding changes in depressed mood among older adults. 8 pages. Last reviewed May 2019.

Tuesday May 7th, 12-1PM EST join presenter Dr. Peter Cordell for this free webinar presentation. Learning objectives include:

  • Understand lithium pharmacology and pertinent considerations in older adults
  • Appreciate the evidence base of lithium use in older adults with a bipolar disorder
  • Given this understanding and appreciation, should you offer lithium to older adults with bipolar disorder

To register click here.

This systematic review sought to investigate and summarize the evidence from studies that examined the mental health of older adults with dual sensory loss.  9 pages. Last reviewed April 2019.

May 30, 2019 from 8am-4pm at the Holiday Inn Toronto-Yorkdale the RGPs of Ontario is pleased present "Optimizing the Integration of Geriatric Medicine and Geriatric Psychiatry Services" for health professionals, administrators, planners, students and older adults / family caregiver advisory group members. Register here.

May 2-3, 2019 7:30AM-4:00 PM EST at the Jabob Family Theatre at the Posluns Auditorium, 3560 Bathurst St. Toronto. Conference learning objectives include that participants will be able to:

  • Describe cognitive-communication abilities in typical aging and in common age-related disorders.
  • Explain the Occupational Therapy approach to cognitive assessment.
  • Explain the Neuropsychology approach to evaluating cognitive decline and the influence on language abilities.
  • Identify formal and informal tools and procedures for assessing cognitive-communication abilities.
  • Use direct and indirect approaches to treat cognitive-communication disorders

To learn more see the pdf download. To register click here.

Baycrest, in partnership with North East Specialized Geriatric Centre, is excited to announce Cycle 4 of “Project ECHO Care of the Elderly” (ECHO COE), a telehealth education program with didactic presentations and case-based learning that aims to help primary care providers build capacity in the care of older adults. The sessions run weekly from April 10 – July 17, 2019 on Wednesdays from 3:00-4:30 PM EST. For more information, please see the pdf downloads or click here

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