On Tuesday, January 16th from 12-1pm EST, Dr. Theodore D Cosco will discuss his experiences with longitudinal research over his career, some of the advantages of longitudinal research, notable longitudinal studies, and his ongoing work on resilience and healthy ageing.  Dr. Cosco will discuss how and why longitudinal studies provide a unique richness and depth of information in the investigation of the ageing process, touching on some of the relative advantages on extant ageing studies, notably the Cognitive Function and Ageing Study, the National Survey of Health and Development, and the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging. Dr. Cosco will also touch upon some of his ongoing research examining biopsychosocial trajectories of ageing, particularly with respect to the methodological approaches and practical applications of these concepts. Register here.

This reading list provides links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources on chronic health issues and the older adult. Resources included are related to Canadian population studies, supporting self-management, disease/condition specific publications and reports from around the globe. 3 pages.

The authors worked with a defined set of 32 chronic conditions drawn from a large household survey to find that the prevalence rates for almost half of the conditions increase with age and that those age patterns are strong. If the rates for each age group remained constant they projected that the rates for almost all conditions that are associated mostly with old age would rise by more than 25 percent.

This SEDAP (Social and Economic Dimensions of an Aging Population) research paper discusses the importance of health status transitions and future disability levels for the management of an elderly society. The report presents estimates for Canada’s elderly in poor health for those aged 75 and over. 

The Alzheimer's Society presents Taking on the Caring Challenges of Dementia with Ron Below and Advance Care Planning Topics with Audrey Miller on January, 25th from 8:30am-12:30pm at the Harbour restaurant. Family and caregivers are welcome to attend with their loved ones as there will be 12 respite care spots available.  Registration is free and is required by January 22nd by calling 613-544-3078 or emailing reception@alzking.com.

This reading list provides links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources on health issues related to season or climate. Resources on depression, insomnia, dry skin, environmental pollution, climate change, temperature and influenza are included. 3 pages. 

The authors evaluated the association between ambient temperature and cerebral vascular function among 432 participants ≥65 years old from the MOBILIZE Boston Study with data on cerebrovascular blood flow, cerebrovascular resistance, and cerebrovascular reactivity in the middle cerebral artery.

This article provides a thorough overview of age-associated changes in physiological functions that can affect the ability of older adults to maintain their body temperature in extreme weather.

This position paper discusses how the climate change is creating an increase in vulnerabilities to older adults across the planet. 

In collaboration with the Ontario Seniors’ Secretariat, Elder Abuse Ontario and Western University invite you to be part of a provincial initiative to engage our citizens in challenging social norms and encouraging bystander interventions in support of at-risk seniors.

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