Tues. April 23rd from 12-1PM EST.  Join this free webinar featuring Dr. Parminder Raina, lead principal investigator of the CLSA, and Dr. Yves Joanette, scientific director of the CIHR Institute of Aging. For more information or to register click here.

This reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of resources related to health literacy and older adults. Topics include:

  • research on health literacy among older adults
  • online resources / ehealth
  • cognition
  • treatment and medication adherence
  • cancer
  • exercise 

5 pages. Last reviewed December 2019.

The aim of the study described in this article was to investigate whether older adults with low vision demonstrated lower functional health literacy than those without low vision. 7 pages. Last reviewed April 2019. 

This article examined the effectiveness of health literacy oriented programs on physical activity behaviour among middle aged and older adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. 6 pages. Last reviewed April 2019.

This publication describes an American systematic review in which the investigators found a need for a standardized and clinically validated health literacy screening tool and to improve health care strategies for older adults with low health literacy. 13 pages. Last reviewed April 2019.

This article describes a study conducted utilizing a systematic literature review to evaluate health literacy programs targeted at older adults.14 pages. Last reviewed April 2019.

November 1-3, 2019 in Niagra Falls, Canada. The IFAs 15th Global Conference on Ageing, entitled “Rights Matter,” is an international platform to improve our understanding of age-friendly environments, to debate the solutions to address inequalities, to confront the reality of ageism, and to delve into what it means to enable the functional ability of an older person.  Driving the agenda of the world’s population ageing takes connected, engaged and interested delegates from all parts of the world. To learn more or to register click here.

This article provides a review of epidemiological findings focusing on illicit drug use disorders and nonmedical use of prescription drugs in older adults 50 years and older. 20 pages. Last reviewed March 2019.

Thurs. Mar, 28th 2019 from 12-1PM EST. This seminar features a presentation by Jielan Xu, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow 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. 

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.  

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