Highlights of this issue include a reading list on "Dual Sensory Loss in Older Adults” as well as updates from AGE-WELL, BrainXchange, Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging, Centre for Studies in Aging and Health, Deafblind Ontario Services, National Institute on Ageing, Ontario Centres for Learning, Research & Innovation in Long-Term Care, Ontario Community Support Association, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging and Regional Geriatric Program of Eastern Ontario.

Information about the Seniors Community Grant Program and CABHI Spark Program funding opportunities are included. Opportunities to share insights related to health care improvement and dementia are also featured. A number of upcoming events and educational opportunities are listed. Sign up to receive Linkages directly here.

Tues. June 11, 2019 from 12-1PM EST. Join this webinar presentation which will highlight which specialties are most likely to provide care to patients aged 65 and over; how intensively do physicians focus their practices on care for seniors and what types of medical care they provide. Register here.

May 3rd, 2019 from 9-10AM EST. Join presenter Dr. Mary Manandhar as she discusses how the vision for the Decade of Healthy Ageing was created, the plans to develop it, and the ways various stakeholders can get involved. Register here.

Tues. April 23rd from 12-1PM EST.  Join this free webinar featuring Dr. Parminder Raina, lead principal investigator of the CLSA, and Dr. Yves Joanette, scientific director of the CIHR Institute of Aging. For more information or to register click here.

November 1-3, 2019 in Niagra Falls, Canada. The IFAs 15th Global Conference on Ageing, entitled “Rights Matter,” is an international platform to improve our understanding of age-friendly environments, to debate the solutions to address inequalities, to confront the reality of ageism, and to delve into what it means to enable the functional ability of an older person.  Driving the agenda of the world’s population ageing takes connected, engaged and interested delegates from all parts of the world. To learn more or to register click here.

April 25, 2019 from 8am- 4:15PM at Huguette Labelle - Tabaret Hall, 550 Cumberland St. Ottawa. This conference is designed for researchers, scholars, physicians, students and other health care professionals with an interest in mindfulness and contemplative studies. Participants will gain knowledge of the role of these philosophies and practices in understanding integrative oncology interventions, conscious aging, death and dying, and self-transcendence. The therapeutic potentials of yoga, research of contemplative practices in palliative care and concepts of self-transcendence within various spiritual traditions will be explored. To learn more and for registration details please see the pdf.

May 2-3, 2019 7:30AM-4:00 PM EST at the Jabob Family Theatre at the Posluns Auditorium, 3560 Bathurst St. Toronto. Conference learning objectives include that participants will be able to:

  • Describe cognitive-communication abilities in typical aging and in common age-related disorders.
  • Explain the Occupational Therapy approach to cognitive assessment.
  • Explain the Neuropsychology approach to evaluating cognitive decline and the influence on language abilities.
  • Identify formal and informal tools and procedures for assessing cognitive-communication abilities.
  • Use direct and indirect approaches to treat cognitive-communication disorders

To learn more see the pdf download. To register click here.

The authors attempted to determine if the positive impacts of music experience in young adults also occurred in an older cohort and potentially offset the age-related decline in speech in noise perceptual abilities and associated cognitive function. 8 pages. Last reviewed January 2019.

This publication discusses the evidence regarding the associations between age-related hearing loss and other age-related health issues and describes how social factors influence and are influenced by ae-related hearing loss to guide new approaches to audiologic practice. 15 pages. Last reviewed January 2019.

The aim of this article is to provide an overview of assessment and rehabilitative approaches for central auditory processing deficits in older adults. 11 pages. Last reviewed January 2019.

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