On Dec. 2, 2019, Dr. John Puxty provided this webinar presentation where he discussed the relevance of osteoporosis, falls and fractures in seniors; assessing individual risk of osteoporotic fracture; the consequences of osteoporotic fractures; and effective treatment and management plans to reduce risk of future fractures. A pdf of the slides presented is available for review. Click here to view the presentation recording.

Highlights of this issue include reading lists on depression, dementia and delirium. This month’s blog is by Angela Dickieson R.N., B.Sc.N on Challenging Behaviours in Persons with Dementia.  A listing of upcoming events, opportunities and updates related to aging, health and caring for older adults are included. 

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This reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of resources including considerations regarding:

  • special considerations for LGBT elders
  • ageism
  • the relationship between mental health and diabetes
  • self-harm
  • suicidal ideation
  • substance use disorders
  • eating disorders
  • grief in dementia
  • stigma
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • anxiety
  • personality disorder
  • exercise

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Jan 24th, 2020 from 12-1pm EST. Join presenters Kellen Baldock and Jonathan Lo for this webinar where they discuss the successes and lessons learned from the In Chairs 4 Meals pilot at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. For more information or to register click here.

March 30-31, 2020 from 8am to 4pm at the 1026 Baseline Rd. Ottawa. This 2 day education series focuses on clinical topics related to the provision of care to older adults including sessions on dementia, delirium, depression, mobility, falls, capacity and living with risk.  To learn more or to register click here.

Bonefit is an evidence-informed exercise training workshop, designed for healthcare professionals and exercise specialists to provide training on the most appropriate, safe and effective methods to prescribe and progress exercise for people with osteoporosis. To see the full listing of upcoming workshops see the latest poster here.

This reading list provides links to and summaries of a variety of resources related to falls and older adults. Topics include considerations regarding balance training, cognition, dementia, diabetes, fear of falling, mental health, multiple sclerosis, nutrition, obesity, orthostatic hypotension, osteoporosis, Parkinson’s disease, stroke and traumatic brain injury. 4 pages. Last reviewed October 2019.

November 8, 2019 from 12:30-3:30 PM at the Hellenic Centre, Ottawa. The theme for this years showcase is "Preventing Trips, Tumbles and Trauna - keeping older person on their feet and out of the hospital" and features a poster session, awards and a keynote presentation by Lora Giangregorio, PhD. To register click here.

November 22, 2019 from 8:30am to 12pm EST at York Region Public Health. The Step Ahead to Fall Prevention in Older Adults training program is for health care providers and caregivers providing care to older adults. The goal of this free training session is to increase knowledge, skills and awareness about the causes of falling and to recommend fall prevention strategies for the older adults whom health care providers and caregivers work with.

Topics covered include:

  • aging
  • ageism
  • learned helplessness
  • risk factors for falls
  • changing behavior through supportive coaching

The program is evidence based and utilizes current research, adult learning principals and best practices in fall prevention.

To register please contact Christine Grimbly at 1-877-464-9675 ext 74612
Email: Christine.Grimbly@york.ca

Oct. 23rd, 2019 from 9am to 7pm EST at McGill.  This edition of the PATH symposium will (i) engage researchers, clinicians, educators, and trainees from a variety of disciplines including Kinesiology, Geriatric Medicine, Human Nutrition, and Endocrinology & Metabolism; and (ii) showcase emerging musculoskeletal health and aging research through a series of presentations. Learn more or register here.

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