Care focused specifically on an individual's needs rather than on a cluster of pre-defined client profiles

Highlights of this issue include a reading list on "Speech, Language & Hearing in Older Age” as well as updates from AGE-WELL, Baycrest, Brainxchange, Bruyere, Centre for Studies in Aging and Health, Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging, Institute for Life Course & Aging, Ontario Age-Friendly Communities Outreach Program, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy, Regional Geriatric Program of Toronto and Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA).

Information about funding opportunities and calls for abstracts from the Canadian Association on Gerontology and Canadian Frailty Network are included.  A number of upcoming events and educational opportunities are listed. Sign up to receive Linkages directly here.

This American website provides a number of video examples for health care providers on how they can manage a variety of difficult conversations with patients and families. Last reviewed March 2019.

Thurs. Mar. 21 from 12-1PM EST join presenter Sharon Koehn PhD for this free webinar as she discusses the two phases of the Building Trust project. To learn more or to register click here.

March 28, 2019 from 12-1PM EST join presenter Barb Sutcliffe as she disccuses the topic of culture change and how to move from being task-focused to people focused. Resources will be shared to support long-term care homes interested in putting living first and creating a culture where everyone - residents, family members, and team members thrive.  Register here.

March 29, 2019 from 12-1PM EST join speakers Ronaye Gilsenan, Rhonda Schwartz and Iris Gutmanis, as they discuss the process utilized to develop the survey and identify specific steps for site implementation. Register here.

This webpage highlights key ways to support those with Primary Progressive Aphasia and their carepartners. Last reviewed January 2019.

Feb. 19th from 12-1PM EST join presenters Kate Ducak of Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging, Gagan Gill of Alzheimer Society of Ontario and Tina Kalviainen of Behavioural Supports Ontario for this free webinar about a Person-Centred Language Initiative and discussion about why appropriate language is needed. Register here.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 8:45 AM - 3 PM EST - The Waterloo - Wellington Annual Knowledge Exchange in Geriatrics will host "Living Beyond the Diagnosis", a day-long event covering how to incorporate a palliative approach to care. Dr. Daphna Grossman, MD CCFP (em) FCFP, will deliver a keynote on the intesection between geriatric care and a palliative approach to care. The cost of the event is $75 and the deadline to register is February 1, 2019. To register click here.

This handout overviews the unique health needs of sexual and gender minority individuals who identify as Indigenous. 9 pages. Last reviewed November, 2018.

This articles includes the words spoken by Aboriginal Elders from Saskatchewan, Canada in response to the question, "What would you like non-Aboriginal health care providers to know when providing end-of-life care for Aboriginal families?" 9 pages. Last reviewed November, 2018. 

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