This publication outlines an investigation on sleep-disordered breathing as a predictor of atrial fibrillation among a cohort of older men. 9 pages. Last reviewed May 2019.

This systematic review and meta-analysis provides a quantitative synthesis of population-based studies on the relationship between sleep disordered breathing (SDB) and risk of cognitive impairment. 9 pages. Last reviewed May 2019.

The authors aimed to determine the relationship between sleep-disordered breathing and cognitive impairment and to investigate potential mechanisms of this association. 7 pages. Last reviewed May 2019.

This article investigates the co-occurrence of insomnia symptoms and sleep-related breathing disorders effects on daytime functioning in older adults. 7 pages. Last reviewed May 2019.

This article examines two common types of complications in older people with oropharyngeal dysphagia. 14 pages. Last reviewed December 2018.

Wed. Jan 9, 2019 from 12-1pm EDT. Join Lianne Singer, University Health Network as she discusses the recnt trend of transplant programs accepting older donors and recipients with more chronic health problems.  She investigates the possibility that some of these patients are frail which results in poor outcomes after transplantation. She discusses a study to develop and test the usefulness of a new tool to measure frailty in donors and candidates for heart, lung, kidney or liver transplantation. To learn or to register click here.

The authors sought to assess the impact of osteoporosis on health care costs for patients with chronic disease, specifically cardiovascular disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, depress and diabetes mellitus in the US.  8 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

Dr. Esther Ernst provided this presentation on May 25, 2018 which explored trends related to poverty among older adults living in Canada.  She also examined an evidence-based argument tor intervening in poverty and provided practical ways that healthcare providers can intervene in poverty. 34 slides. Last reviewed May 2018.

This report presents key findings on physical, mental, and social aspects of aging using data collected from 50,000 Canadians aged 45-85. It highlights insights related to: physical and psychological health, loneliness and social isolation, caregiving and care receiving, transportation and mobility, work and retirement, physical function, disability and falls, lesbian, gay and bisexual aging, and lifestyle and behaviour, among others. 210 pages. Last reviewed May 2018.

This publication discusses the findings of data analysis which found that a high level of mastery, or resilience is significantly associated with physical, mental and social functioning. 6 pages. Last reviewed May 2018.

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