Wed. May 20, 2020 at 1PM EST. Join this online forum for older adults and caregivers from the AGE-WELL network to share their lived experience during the pandemic. Information about how AgeTech solutions are being used during the pandemic will be shared. To learn more or to register click here.
Highlights of this issue include a reading list on Oral Health & Older Adults. 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.
Wed. April 29, 2020 from 12-1PM EST. Join presenter Sonia Hsiung of the Alliance for Healthier Communities as she discusses how social prescribing is an intentional pathway that deepens the integration between health care and social supports, how it relates to your work, and how we can build a more connected, co-created, equitable, and resilient community together. To learn more or to register click here.
New Dates: November 10 - 12, 2021 in Niagara Falls, Ontario. NOTE: Pre-conference events will be held on November 9, 2021.
This 3 day conference covers four themes with three keynote speakers, three presidential symposiums and two exhibition spaces. To learn more or to register click here.
Please note that if you have already registered for the conference, submitted an abstract or applied to volunteer, you should have already recieved an email from the IFA. If not, please contact Nathalia Wittingham, Conference and Events Manager.
The IFA is grateful for your understanding and hopes to see you in November 2021.
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.
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.