On Tues. Dec. 5th from 12-1pm EST, join this webinar where Caitlin McArthur will talk about recent research surrounding physical rehabilitation in long-term care. Register here.

Baycrest Health Sciences, in partnership with North East Specialized Geriatric Centre, is launching Project ECHO Care of the Elderly (ECHO COE), a telehealth program that aims to help primary care providers build capacity in the care of older adults through biweekly 90 minute videoconference sessions on Mondays from 3-4:30pm. For more information or to register visit baycrest.org/echo.

March 21-24th 2017 in Sudbury, Rainbow Health Ontario is bringing together health and social service providers, community members, researchers and policy makers to advance LGBTQ25 heatlh outcomes in Ontario. This conference will focus on building partnerships in health and social services to promote the health of Ontario’s diverse LGBTQ2S populations, including those in northern and rural areas. In our programming, we have emphasized an intersectional approach to health and well-being, streamed according to 7 themes: clinical practice; public policy, activism and human rights; community support and development; professional education and training; research; organization and systems change; and ethics and law. Register here.

November 22, 2017 - Toronto. Elder Abuse Ontario invites you to join them for an interactive day of knowledge exchange, to learn about ground breaking research and successful international initiatives addressing abuse of older adults. Keynote Speakers from Australia, USA and Canada will join Ontario's leading experts to share their experiences in the delivery of programs/services, advocacy, and current research to address the complexities of abuse issues towards older adults. To register or for more information click here.

The authors of this longitudinal study aimed to evaluate if reduced executive function (EF) is a risk factor for future falls over the course of 5 years of follow-up. Their findings demonstrated that the risk of future falls was predicted by performance on EF and attention tests conducted 5 years earlier among community-dwelling older adults.

This paper reviews the importance of the gait-cognition inter-relationship in aging and presents evidence that gait assessments can provide a window into the understanding of cognitive function, dysfunction and fall risk in older adults.

The authors investigated hypnotic use in older dementia patients as a potential risk factor for falls and bone fractures.  Through the use of a national inpatient database in Japan they found that short-acting benzodiazepine hypnotics and ultrashort-acting non-benzodiazepine hypnotics may increase the risk of bone fracture in hospitalized dementia patients.

This article speaks to the role of occupational therapy in assessing the person, the environment, and the occupation of people with dementia to prevent falls while improving independence and participation in daily activities.

This prospective study aimed to identify modifiable risk facts for falling in older people with mild to moderate dementia.

The authors provide an overview of issues of concern and consideration related to TBI in the elderly. The issue of age bias in the treatment received by older adults compared to younger adults is touched upon.

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