We’ve been working behind the scenes to create a brand new sagelink.ca, home to the Centre for Studies in Aging & Health (CSAH) and the Ontario Age-Friendly Communities Outreach Program. In addition to all of the high-quality information and resources you have come to expect from the Centre for Studies in Aging and Health, you will find some new content to explore…
July 29, 2020. Dr. Alisa Grigorovich and Siobhan Churchill screened the film “Out at Home” and explore its potential for reducing stigma and improving gaps in knowledge regarding LGBTQ older adults in home care services. They explored with participants the impact of the film, its usefulness to informing their own practice and understanding in this area, as well as suggestions for additional educational tools and materials to support its uptake.
Older Adults, Physical Distancing & Social Isolation During the COVID-19 Pandemic – What can Communities do NOW?
Presenters Dr. John Puxty and Sarah Webster discussed the barriers that are particularly challenging for older adults during isolation and some of the creative ways that communities are ensuring that older adults are informed and able to access the services they need while adhering to physical distancing guidelines.
The Centre for Studies in Aging & Health (CSAH) at Providence Care in Kingston, Ontario works within four pillars of knowledge exchange, education, capacity building and research to improve the health and well-being of older adults with complex needs and their caregivers. Sagelink.ca is the web host for CSAH.
Linkages includes a listing of upcoming events, opportunities and updates related to aging, health and caring for older adults. This month’s reading list features some of the most recent academic publications on “Sensory Impairment”.
May 4: Geriatric Clinical Pharmacology Rounds: Antidepressants in Older Adults (GeriMedRisk)
May 6: Early detection of Alzheimer disease – what do the new guidelines tell us? (brainXchange)
May 10: Interventions for Memory and Aging: Train-the-Trainer Workshop (Baycrest)
May 11-12: Planning for Seniors Housing in Changing Cities: A Cross National Exchange (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada)
May 12: The Future of Technology and Aging in Northern Canada Roadshow (AGE-WELL)
May 14: Yarn Bombing for Deafblind Awareness Month (DeafBlind Ontario Services)
May 17: AVOID Frailty: How Diet and Nutrition Can Reduce Risk (The Centre for Studies in Aging & Health)
May 19: The Future of Technology and Aging in Canada Roadshow / Tournées sur l’avenir de la technologie et du vieillissement au Canada (en anglais avec interprétation en français) (AGE-WELL)
May 26: Sex differences in functional fitness in older adults (Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging)
June 1: Supporting Older Adults with Complex Needs (Specialized Geriatric Services East)
This reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of resources regarding sensory impairment.
Older adults have been identified by many Ontario Health Teams (OHTs) as a priority population of focus. After identification, where to next in terms of population health management?
Each topic in the Health Care Professionals section contains a topic overview and assessment tools (e-form or printable PDF) with instructions on how to conduct the assessment and interpret results. There are also guidelines, additional resources and online learning to support health care professionals in the provision of clinical care.
This series of courses provides a foundation for understanding, recognizing, assessing and managing health care concerns in the older adult. Each Lesson includes short narrated modules that focus on these four themes. The Lesson modules are narrated and designed to be concise and streamlined in order to provide the information you need quickly.
PhD Candidate Atul Jaiswal introduced the condition of dual sensory loss or deafblindness and discussed the characteristics, epidemiology and impact of dual sensory loss on life.
Each topic in the Individuals and Caregivers section contains a topic introduction, online learning opportunities, and a list of additional resources.