Conference – 2019 – Meaningful Connections in Aging: Inclusive Communities & Emerging Technologies

On Friday November 1, 2019 the Centre for Studies in Aging & Health at Providence Care hosted this conference featuring presentations focused on issues facing older adults. Topics included social isolation, loneliness, poverty, sensory loss, issues faced by LGBT2SQ older adults, housing and new technologies to assist individuals to age at home safely. PDF copies of the presenters slides are available for viewing.

RIAF Webinar – Balance Impairment and Fear of Falling in Older Adults with Type 2 Diabetes: Need to Think Beyond Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

Dr. Nandini Deshpande shared data and results from four studies exploring the effects of the subtle degradation in the function of multiple sensory systems critical for balance control in older persons with type 2 diabetes. She also presented data that underlines the importance of recognizing the fear of falling in older persons, particularly with type 2 diabetes.