The authors of this population-based cohort study the authors observed that REM sleep behaviour disorder is correlated with an increased risk of developing mild cognitive impairment or Parkinson's disease over four years. 15 pages. Last reviewed May 2019.

On May 6th, 2019 presenter Dr. Susan Crocker, a clinical cytogeneticist and Director of the Cytogenetics Laborartory at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC)reviewed aspects of the current knowledge of neurogenesis; explores the role of cytogenomic aberrations and their presence in the neuropathology of the brain and discusses the utility of recent advances in molecular testing and their potential application to screening for neurodegenerative disease. Stay tuned for the recording of the presentation here.

This publication describes the findings of a review of medical marijuana (1948-2013) to address treatment of symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS), epilepsy and movement disorders. 8 pages. Last reviewed March 2019.

This article describes the findings of a cross-sectional study investigating whether speech and voice features are related to Parkinson's Disease (PD) or a normal part of the aging process and any differences in the impact of dysarthria on quality of life between the PD group and the control group. 7 pages. Last reviewed February 2019.

This publication outlines the standards of practice for all Speech-Language Pathologists in Ontario when providing services to individuals who present with acquired cognitive communication disorders. 50 pages. Last reviewed January, 2019.

This reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources related to a variety of eating disorders and nutritional considerations. Topics include:
  • anorexia of aging
  • anorexia nervosa and frailty
  • reduced appetite in older age
  • recommendations for optimal nutrition
  • malnutrition
  • dysphagia
  • special considerations for those with brain injury and degenerative diseases
  • obesity
  • diabetes

6 pages. Last reviewed January 2019.

Feb. 26th 12-1PM EST join this free webinar hosted by Parkinson Canada which will address invisible disabilities associated with neurological disorders and how they relate to the Customer Service, Employment and Transportation Standards of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. To learn more and to register here.

This article describes a systematic review that critically examined the available scientific literature on risk factors for malnutrition in the older population 65 years and older. 16 pages. Last reviewed December 2018.

This edition of "Try This: Best Practices in Nursing Care to Older Adults" aims to describe why older adults with dysphagia are at higher risk of aspiration and best practices for prevention. 2 pages. Last reviewed December 2018.

This information guide is intended for patients, families and caregivers. It helps explain how Parkinson's disease can affect nutrition, how to test for swallowing problems, what can be done to help and information on tube feeding. 8 pages. Last reviewed December 2018.

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