As a trusted leader in the care of older adults living with frailty, the RGP of Toronto want to ensure the care providers get accurated and curated information on COVID-19 in a timely fashion, To view the most up to date resources click here.

Monday March 30th from 3-4PM EST. Join this expert panel presentation moderated by Dr. Don Melady and featuring panelists, Dr. Teresita Hogan, Dr. Michael Malone and Dr. Adam Perry. The goals are to introduce emergency physicians to the epidemiology and clinical presentation of COVID-19 especially in older patients, to highlight the challenges that older patients may face and pose in the ED and hospital during this pandemic (e.g. polymorbidities and impact on viral illness, difficulty of identifying infection because of blunted fever reaction, to provide a forum for discussion of their article COVID-19 in Older Adults: Key Points for Emergency Department Providers, to consider the proposition that for frail polymorbid older people (both in long-term care and living at home), prevention may be the only management strategy available particularly as hospital beds and ICU beds become overwhelmed and to emphasize the importance of advance care planning and establishing end-of-life goals of care. To join the webinar click here.

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.

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.

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