May 13-16, 2018 The 12th Annual Canadian Neuroscience meeting will take place at the Sheraton Wall Centre H

July 4-8th at the Delta Hotel, St. John's, NewFoundland. This is a joint conference with the Experimental Psychology Society of the UK. For more details click here.

The 3rd biennial Indigenous Health Conference, Walking Together, May 24-26, 2018, Toronto. This interdisciplinary conference is designed to help health care providers understand how Indigenous ways of knowing with respect to health and well-being can be utilized in health care approaches for Indigenous peoples. To learn more or to register click here.

This study was designed to identify social network types among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults and examine the relationship between social network type and mental health.

This paper examines the influence of key health indicators and risk and protective factors on health outcomes (including general health, disability, and depression) among lesbian, gay male and bisexual (LGB) older adults.

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.

This article discusses a number of considerations for managing multimorbidity in people with chronic respiratory conditions including: the use of care planning, addressing polypharmacy, comorbid mental health conditions, and drug reactions, factors such as gender and socio-economic status, health promotion /opportunistic screening and shared decision making.

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. 

This guide from the American Psychological Association, Climate for Health and ecoAmerica provides an overview of climate change, its impact on mental health and recommendations for addressing those mental health impacts. There is a section specific to the increased risks posed to older adults.

The authors of the RCT concluded that they found greater improvements in depression, health-related quality of life, and memory, as well as decreases in the inflammatory marker, CRP, in older depressed participants receiving escitalopram with Tai Chi Chih compared to those receiving escitalopram and health education.

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