Highlights of this issue include the featured topic of Age-Friendly Communities, updates regarding Age-Friendly Communities Ontario Outreach Initiative, Regional Integrated Fall Prevention and Management Strategy, FASTlinks and a listing of upcoming events. Sign up to receive Linkages directly here.

The Canadian Conference on Dementia is a biennial national conference dedicated to advance knowledge on dementia in scientific research and clinical care.  Over 2 and half days from Nov. 2nd to 4th you will engage with eminent researchers and renowned scholars on cutting edge topics in dementia at the Sheraton Centre Toronto. The 9th CCD is thrilled to offer a new and exciting program involving interactive discussions, workshops, plenary sessions and a lively debate. For more information and registration details click here.

This in-depth guide is divided into 8 sections with step-by-step guidance to help you make home as safe as possible for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Topics include:  Ensuring safety inside the home, handling social events, communicating effectively, and preparing for emergency situations. 

 

The Canadian Conference on Dementia is a biennial national conference dedicated to advance knowledge on dementia in scientific research and clinical care. They're conference this year focuses on the theme of prevention. You won’t want to miss out on this year’s debate on the controversial topic of medical assistance in dying for patients with dementia.

This reading list provides links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources related to the care of older adults in correctional settings. 5 pages. 

The author discusses the epidemiology, pathophysiology and diagnostic considerations of AD with a focus on elderly inmates. Challenges of detecting and providing appropriate treatment for AD within a correctional institution are explored. She proposes that prison-specific guidelines for AD would be helpful to support clinicians in providing innovative, quality care.

This American article proposes a proactive, interdisciplinary collaborative approach to improving practice, policy and research to develop high-quality evidence-based care for the aging population in particular those with high needs like those with dementia.

The authors present two case studies of men with dementia in English prisons and discuss some of the ethical and legal implications related to the Human Rights Act, 1998.

This reading list provides links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources related to age friendly communties (AFC).  Topics covered include AFC and the health of older adults, dementia friendly communities, housing options for older adults, community planning, resources to plan, implement and evaluate AFC initiatives, and more. 4 pages. 

The Alzheimer Society of Ontario is hosting a knowledge sxchange opportunity for local Alzheimer Societies, people living with dementia, as well as professionals offering falls prevention and recreational services to older adults.  The event will be held at the Crown Plaza Toronto Airport Hotel and there is no registration fee for this conference. Registration deadline is August 21st.  Register here.

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