Seniors Health Knowledge Network

Wed. Jan. 23, 2019 from 12-1PM EST. Join James Downar for this presentation discussing a project that aimed to identify patients at risk of death to trigger health care providers to engage in Advance Care Planning activities. To learn more or register click here.

This video is a recording of a webinar presented by Dianna Drascic and Karuna Brandy on June 26, 2018. It explores the concept of how grief can be part of our ongoing lives that may begin at diagnosis or the first presentation of symptoms and continues to death and beyond, along with strategies to incorporate this grief into our lives and to use it to thrive. Watch now by clicking here.

This website discusses the different types of technology that can help older adults with everyday life. Assisted living facilities offer an appealing solution for many seniors, but smart home automation can make independent living comfortable and help with the daily tasks of home management. Last reviewed June 2018.

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Tuesday May 1, 2018 from 12-1PM EST. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, typically progressive, inflammatory mediated disease resulting in demyelination of the central nervous system. Although MS can lead to motor, sensory, psychological, and cognitive deficits, falls prevention for people with MS has only recently received attention in research or clinical arenas. Fortunately, falls are now recognized as a considerable consequence of MS. Research to date has also highlighted the importance of recognizing and addressing diverse influences on fall risk.

March 5-6, 2018 in Niagra Falls, Ontario the Research Institute for Aging presents Walk with Me: Changing the Culture of Aging in Canada. This conference brings together older adults/residents, care partners, educators, policy makers, students and researchers from all over the country to learn with and from each other about how to enhance the journey of aging across the continuum of care and community living. To learn more or to register click here.

Highlights of this issue include a reading list on "Health & Indigenous Elders,” updates from AGEWELL, Baycrest, Brainxchange, Bruyere Research Institute, Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging, Centre for Studies in Aging and Health, Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging, Institute for Life Course & Aging, National Institute on Ageing, Ontario Age-Friendly Communities Outreach Program, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy and Regional Geriatric Program of Toronto, Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging and SE Research Centre.

Information about funding opportunities and calls for abstracts from AGE-WELL, Canadian Hospice Palliative Care, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Canadian Frailty Network, Government of Canada, Ontario SPOR SUPPORT Unit, Parkinson Canada, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council are included.  A number of upcoming events and educational opportunities are listed. Sign up to receive Linkages directly here.

This guide to Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) provides a list of signs and symptoms, what treaments are available for CHF, and keeping your heart failure from progressing as well as additional resources to help with healthy life styles changes.