On Dec. 5th from 12-1pm join Dr. Aliya Khan for this educational opportunity to improve your knowledge on emerging best practices, screening, diagnosis, treatment and management of osteoporosis.  This is a public event hosted on OTN.  Please see the pdf flyer for more information.

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.

On Tuesday Nov. 21st, from 12-1pm Dr. Steven Burrell will be presenting on what constitutes a fragility fracture, available fracture risk assessment tools with emphasis on CAROC, fracture risk assessment reporting and fracture risk assessment and males.  This presentation will be webcast via OTN #76284830. For more information contact Marq Nelson, Regional Integration Lead at 1-800-463-6842 x2318 or mnelson@osteoporosis.ca.

This fact sheet covers screening and identification, diagnosis and management strategies of alcohol misuse and dependence in older adults.

This article was written for family physicians and gives an overview of epidemiology, pharmacology of alcohol and aging, adverse effects of excessive alcohol use, identifying alcohol problems in older adults, clinical management and treatment options.

The Alzheimer Society of KFL&A is presenting a Dementia Conference featuring Dr. Marla Shapiro and Dr. John Puxty.

HPCO is hosting this webinar presentation by Judith Wahl, Dr. Nadia Incardona and Dr. Jeff Myers to talk about the findings of a recent LCO research study and to inform providers how to best use forms within your organization related to HCC, ACP and GoC.  The cost is $25 and you may register here.

HPCO invites previous HCC ACP webinar participants to in a 2-part webinar series beginning with part 1 on Friday Sept. 29th from 1-2:30pm and part 2 on Friday Oct. 27th 1-2:30pm. The cost is $25 and you may registratier here.

The elderly population of the future may not look much like the old people of today. It will be less white and with fewer native English speakers. That means physicians, nurses, social workers and health aides will have to adapt to our increasingly diverse society.

Rates of caregiving vary somewhat by ethnicity. For example, among the U.S. adult population, approximately one-fifth of both the non-Hispanic White and African-American populations are providing care to a Asian caregiverloved one, while a slightly lower percentage of Asian-Americans — 18 percent — and Hispanic Americans — 16 percent — are engaged in caregiving.

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