This report is authored by Dr. Samir Sinha, Allan McKee, Ivy Wong, Julie Dunning, Michael Nicin, and Dr. John Muscedere. It shows that frailty is a common condition more prevalent in older populations, which increases an individual’s risk of falls, emergency department visits, hospitalization, institutionalization, and death. The problem, the authors argue, is that frailty is not being measured consistently in Canada, which makes it difficult for health providers and governments to address.
 
The report urges the research and health care communities to come to consensus on a common definition of frailty, and argues that clinicians need to consider social factors, such as poverty, housing and loneliness, which can contribute to how well individuals cope with frailty. 56 pages. Last reviewed September, 2018.

This article describes a study investigating the prevalence of disability and its association with social capital among community-dwelling elderly. 13 pages. Last reviewed October 2018.

The author discusses social capital interventions targetting older people on health outcomes. 3 pages. Last reviewed October 2018.

The authors discuss a study conducted to investigate the relationship between social capital and its impact on cognitive function among the elderly.  8 pages. Last reviewed October 2018.

Wed. Nov. 28, 2018 7:30am - 4pm at Liuna Station, Hamilton. This continuing medical education event features speakers Dr. Roger Wong and Dr. Barbara Resnick. Learning objectives of the day are to share evidence-based and practical approaches to health promotion and prevention for older adults as well as address key topics related to healthy aging.  For more information and registration details click here.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 from 8:30am to 4:30pm. The 2018 Food as Medicine Updateis a full day symposium for healthcare professionals designed to address the emerging interest in the gut microbiome in health and chronic disease. This series aims to address the knowledge-gap in continuing medical education related to the role of nutrition in patient care.Webcast registration is available by clicking here.

This global report from the World Federation of the Deafblind seeks to start a dialogue between international disability rights and development stakeholders and is on based on research combining the largest population-based analysis of persons with deafblindness. 66 pages. Last reviewed September 2018. 

Wed. Oct. 3rd, 2018 from 2-3pm EDT. Join presenters Barb Vermeulen & Johnathan Werynski as they discuss the basics of medical cannabis as well as an in depth look at available products, usage, administration methods and access to safe medication with an emphasis to the management of MS symptoms. To learn more or register, click here.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 5:30pm at Bagnani Hall, Trent University.  The 2018 Stephen Katz Lecture in Interdisciplinary Aging Studies.  Dr. Amanda Grenier will be discussing the results of her four year ethnographic study on homelessness in Montreal, Quebec.  Key findings highlight a shift in the age profile of homelessness in Canada, the lack of recognition of older people in strategies on homelessness, length of stay of older men compared to younger men, and insights from stakeholders and older people. This is a free accessible event, open to everyone.  Light refreshments will be served.  Please RSVP to aging@trentu.ca or 705-748-1011 ext. 6440.

April 2, 2019 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT. Join Dr. Jerilynn Prior for this Beyond the Break webinar presentation that is available to Francophone Ontarians to improve knowledge or emerging best practices, screening, diagnosis, treatment and management of osteoporosis. To register click here.

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