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 Insitutes of Health Research, Canadian Frailty Network, Government of Canada, Ontairo 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.

The authors reviewed the literature on the relationship between OA risk and progression with the hope of developing recommendations for clinicians. 14 pages. Last reviewed January 2019.

This article discusses the implications of and trends in how obesity is viewed in the elderly by health care professionals. 5 pages. Last reviewed December 2018.

This article describes a cross-sectional analysis based upon data collected from a national telephone survey.  Descriptive statistical analysis and multiple logistic regression was used to examine the association between osteoporosis and age, sex, other diseases and education defined by ISCED in participants aged 50 and older. 8 pages Last reviewed August 2018.

This reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources regarding arthritis and older adults. Topics include:

  • risk factors
  • disease impact and burden
  • comorbidity
  • non-pharmacological therapies
  • research

2 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

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.

The authors conducted a mini-review to focus on the pathophysiological aspects of osteoarthritis development and progression. This includes a review of the current concepts and a discussion of the future personalized medicine for OA. 7 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

This publication overviews the personal-level risk factors and joint-level risk factors associated with osteoarthritis (OA). A discussion on the prevalence, incidence and burden of OA is included. 5 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 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.

Pages