Highlights of this issue include a reading list on "Supporting Aging in Place", updates from Age-Friendly Communities Ontario Outreach Program, Alzheimer Society of Ontario, Baycrest, Brainxchange, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy and Senior Friendly Care.

Information about a call for abstracts, call for innovatiors as well as funding and post-doctorial opportunities are included.  A number of upcoming events and educational opportunities are listed. Sign up to receive Linkages directly here.

This checklist identifies environmental adaptations for seniors that could help prevent accidents and enhance independent living at home. Guidelines on how to hire a reputable contractor are included.

Tuesday August 28th from 11:30am to 12:30pm join guest speakers, Dr. Upe Mehan and Kate Harvey as they demonstrate how to use the PS Suite version of the new osteoporosis and falls assessment tool. Space is limited. Register here.

Thursday, September 13, 2018 from 12-1 PM (EDT). In this webinar, Dr. Carmela Tartaglia will be discuss and review the criteria for diagnosing Behavioural Variant Frontotemporal Dementia, basics on the pathology/cause, genetics of this type of dementia, and symptomatic treatment options. To register for free, click here.

The authors discuss how meta-inflammation plays an important role in the pathogenesis of OA and argue the benefits of lifestyle changes to achieve improvements in OA symptoms. 9 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

This article describes a systematic review aimed at evaluating the effectiveness of combined physical activity and dietary restriction programs on body weight, body mass index (BMI) and the musculoskeletal function of overweight and obese older adults with knee OA. 17 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.

This journal article describes a 12-week pilot study investigating the safety and feasibility of a specially designed exercise program as an intervention to improve hip function in OA participants. 8 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

This article describes a study investigating the information sources older women with arthritis used to make decisions regarding the use of complementary and alternative therapies as well as factors which influence the dialog regarding these therapies with their health care providers. 6 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

This publication gives a high level overview of findings regarding the efficacy of complimentary and alternative medicine for common geriatric conditions. 6 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

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