This reading list provides links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources related to falls and neurological disorders. Resources related to Parkinson's disease, Mulitple Sclerosis, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury, Dementia and/or Cognitive Impairment are included. 4 pages. 

This downloadable pdf includes a clinical review presenting published evidence for the epidemiology, risk factors, prevention and management of fall post-stroke. 

This article aims to provide an overview of evidence which supports redesign of fall prevention programs for patients who have experienced a stroke. Included is a recommendation for fall risk screening and assessment that includes known stroke-specific risk factors such as hemiparesis, hemiplegia, aphasia and visual neglect or loss.  Redesign should also be informed by knowledge of differences between left and right brain stroke manifestations.

Frailty is a biological syndrome that reflects a state of decreased physiological reserve and vulnerability to stressors. Upward of 20 frailty assessment tools have been developed, with most tools revolving around the core phenotypic domains of frailty—slow walking speed, weakness, inactivity, exhaustion, and shrinking—as measured by physical performance tests and questionnaires.

The factors associated with good physical and mental health are fairly similar among women and men: healthy lifestyles, income, education level, age, as well as social inclusion and participation. Nevertheless, because of various biological and social characteristics specific to women, the health problems they face in their lives may differ from those faced by men. For example, because their life expectancy is higher, women are more likely than men to develop chronic health problems that often appear with age, such as arthritis. This chapter looks at many of these differences between women and men.

The Stroke Network of Southeastern Ontario in collaboration with Queen's University are offering this Interprofessional Primary Care team workshop on Wednesday May 10th from 12-4:30 pm as an accredited group learning activity at the Belleville Travelodge. Please see the pdf brochure for more details.  Register online here

The Stroke Network of Southeastern Ontario in collaboration with Queen's University are offering this Interprofessional Primary Care team workshop on Friday, March 31st  from 12-4:30 pm as an accredited group learning activity at the Brockville Convention Centre.  Please see the pdf brochure for more details.  Register online here.

Dec. 6, 2016 from 1-2PM EST.  Shaila Aranha and Darlene Venditti will be presenting this webinar.  Topics covered include how to evaluate your pain and falls program for best practice and evidence based practice; Identify risk factors for falls for stroke survivors; to understand the linkage between pain and falls in stroke survivors; discuss interdisciplinary team approach in the assessment and prevention of falls and pain for residents with stroke; understand and integrate stroke care plans to prevent falls and associated pain in stroke survivors within your setting and share evidence-based resources and tools in implementing best practices.  Register here.

 11:45am - 1pm Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre ROOM-3021A Auditorium A.Presenter, Dr. Aidnan Qureshi, Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Radioogy at the University of Minnesota. Funded by the Heart and Stroke Foundation, in recognition of Dr. H.J.M. Barnett’s outstanding contribution to the field of stroke. The Lectureship is hosted by Ontario medical schools on an annual rotation basis. The objective is to provide a forum where a distinguished expert in the field of cerebrovascular disease addresses current research and clinical practice. This presentation is available via OTN http://webcast.otn.ca/mywebcast/?id=62503769

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