Oct. 23rd, 2019 from 9am to 7pm EST at McGill.  This edition of the PATH symposium will (i) engage researchers, clinicians, educators, and trainees from a variety of disciplines including Kinesiology, Geriatric Medicine, Human Nutrition, and Endocrinology & Metabolism; and (ii) showcase emerging musculoskeletal health and aging research through a series of presentations. Learn more or register here.

This reading list provides links to and summaries of a variety of resources related to active aging. Topics covered include physical activity, the role of cognition, social activity/participation, perceptions / models and critical reviews of the concept of active aging and volunteerism. 4 pages. Last reviewed September 2019.

The investigators sought to assess the effects of moderate exercise training on sleep quality and on the metabolic profile of elderly people with a sedentary lifestyle. 6 pages. Last reviewed May 2019.

This reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of resources related to health literacy and older adults. Topics include:

  • research on health literacy among older adults
  • online resources / ehealth
  • cognition
  • treatment and medication adherence
  • cancer
  • exercise 

5 pages. Last reviewed April 2019.

This article examined the effectiveness of health literacy oriented programs on physical activity behaviour among middle aged and older adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. 6 pages. Last reviewed April 2019.

This publication investigates the predominantly sedentary lifestyles of older adults in the UK and how they can be encouraged to increase their activity levels, including possible risks and benefits. 24 pages. Last reviewed September 2018.

This research article describes a study investigating the effects of a simple exercise program on the balance and strength of postmenopausal women with osteoporosis. 9 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

This article describes a randomized controlled trial where an intervention group was assigned to a 12 month exercise program (3 times a week for 30 min. sessions) and a control group with no intervention with osteoporotic women who had at least one previous fracture.  6 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

The authors conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis was to explore the effect of balance training on falls in patients with osteoporosis. Their findings suggest that balance training may significantly reduce the frequency of falls in patients with osteoporosis. 5 pages. Last reviewed August 2018. 

This supplement to the AGS Clinical Practice Guidelines on the Management of Chronic Pain in Older Adults discusses the evidence that physical activity may play a preventative and restorative role in functional capacity in those with osteoarthritis (OA). 16 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

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