Highlights of this issue include a reading list on "Aging, Technology & Gerontechnology", updates from Age-Friendly Communities Ontario Outreach Program, Alzheimer Society of Ontario, Baycrest, Brainxchange, Centre for Studies in Aging & Health, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, Regional Geriatrics Program of Ontario and Senior Friendly Care.

Information about the Healthy Canadians Grant, ONF's Spinal Cord Injury, PHAC and CSA/CIHR/IMHA funding opportunities are included. Health Canada's consultation process for developing a framework on Palliative Care is also highlighted. A number of upcoming events and educational opportunities are listed. Sign up to receive Linkages directly here.

This reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources related to aging, resilience and disease management. Themes include:

  • resilience in the presence of disease
  • social and community supports and considerations
  • family and caregiving resilience
  • measuring resilience

6 pages. Last reviewed June 2018.

This paper describes the context of later life and what resilience means in this context. Several points are reviewed regarding the development and function of resilience in the oldest-old and the younger old cohorts. 8 pages. Last reviewed June 2018.

This panel presentation included introductions to memory loss supports in South East Ontario in the primary care by Dianne McIntyre, geriatric psychiatry outreach by Dr. Melissa Andrews and geriatric medicine settings by Dr. John Puxty. 57 slidees. Last reviewed by May 2018.

This presentation was given by Dr. Parminder Raina on May 25, 2018 and reviewed highlights of the key findings and baseline data from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging.  40 slides. Last reviewed May 2018.

This report presents key findings on physical, mental, and social aspects of aging using data collected from 50,000 Canadians aged 45-85. It highlights insights related to: physical and psychological health, loneliness and social isolation, caregiving and care receiving, transportation and mobility, work and retirement, physical function, disability and falls, lesbian, gay and bisexual aging, and lifestyle and behaviour, among others. 210 pages. Last reviewed May 2018.

This guide explores the different ways that dogs can help people with mental health. It also explores the benefits on how dogs can help older adults living with loneliness, depression, dementia, and Alzheimer's disease. 12 parts. Last reviewed May 2018.

The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between self-compassion and psychological resilience in a sample of residents living in a sample of residents living in a continuing care retirement community. 16 pages. Last reviewed May 2018.

The authors examined the association of health status, social networks and resilience in community dwelling older adults living in rural and remote locations. 8 pages. Last reviewed May 2018.

This study aimed to examine whether perceived social support served as a possible protective factor of burden among caregivers of older adults in Singapore using moderation and mediation effects' models. 10 pages. Last reviewed May 2018.

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