The authors review the presentation of hoarding and provides basic management approaches and resources for family physicians.

May 24, 2018, 8:30am-4:30pm at the Holiday Inn, Yorkdale, Toronto. The Senior Friendly Seven (SF7) intervention set is a foundational element of the sfCare Framework. Evidence is emerging that intervention in seven areas promises the most significant individual and additive impact on the independence and well-being of at-risk older adults.

The Retired Teachers of Ontario Foundation is announcing a funding opportunity for projects that focus on research into educational initiatives for health and social care professionals designed to improve the health and wellness of older adults. This competition is open to qualified grantees based in Ontario and British Columbia.  Deadline for applications is April 11, 2018.  For details please see the pdf.  Please direct any questions to jsobie@rto-ero.org.

The Canadian Geriatrics Society is hosting their 38th Annual Scientific Meeting, April 19-21, 2018 at Hotel Bonaventure, Montreal, Quebec. The aim of this years conference is for participants to (1) be able to describe the role of new technology in optimizing care of elderly patients and supporting caregivers, (2) appraise recent developments in clinical practice, education and researc relevant to scholarship in aging, and (3) integrate new evidence into care of elderly patients. For more information or to register click here.

This article provides family physicians with an update on the approach to diagnosis and management of inappropriate sexual behaviour in persons with dementia.

This conference provides a unique opportunity to bring together researchers with basic and translational scientific expertise to discuss their research programs’ latest findings that ultimately aim to enhance clinical care for patients. The conference takes place from March 19-21, 2018, at the Sheraton Centre Hotel in Toronto. Please visit the website for a list of topic discussions. To register please click here.

Campus Alberta Neuroscience and the Alberta Healthy Brain Aging and Dementia community are pleased to announce their second international conference, Promoting Healthy Brain Aging and Preventing Dementia: Research and Translation, to take place June 20-22, 2018 at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in Banff, Alberta, Canada. To register for the conference, please click here

February 2, 2018 - Toronto Rehabilitation Institute's annual Traumatic Brain Injury Conference is a national conference dedicated to advance knowledge on traumatic brain injury in scientific research and clinical care. Engage with eminent researchers and renowned scholars on cutting edge topics in traumatic brain injury.  Interactive discussions, workshops, plenary sessions, poster abstracts and rapid podium presentations are planned. 

Be part of the action by submitting an abstract and share your research with your colleagues.  Abstracts will be considered for both oral and poster presentations. The conference will take place at the Beanfield Centre at Exhibition PlaceTo register please click here.

Wednesday, January 24th from 12-1 EST - This webinar focuses on interventions adapted MedStopper in order to automate the process of deprescribing. At the time of hospitalization, the patient's medications and comorbidities, along with a measure of frailty, were entered into MedStopper, which generated an individualized, prioritized, deprescription plan targeting PIMs. The most responsible physician could then choose to implement the deprescribing plan after discussion with the patient/caregiver. To register please click here

Participants in this webinar will expand their knowledge of human rights and how they impact people living with a dementia. This webinar takes place on Wednesday, January 17th, from 12-1 pm EST. The presenter is Phyllis Fehr M.L.A., R.N., S.A.N.E., Advocate, Ontario Dementia Advisory Group board member, Dementia Alliance International board member.

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