This publication outlines the standards of practice for all Speech-Language Pathologists in Ontario when providing services to individuals who present with acquired cognitive communication disorders. 50 pages. Last reviewed January, 2019.
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 article describes a retrospective evaluation of assessments from the community delivery of the Free From Falls (FFF) multi-factorial fall prevention group exercise and education program that was launched in 2011 by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The findings suggest improved outcomes for people with MS such as improved balance confidence, balance performance, functional mobility and reduced falls.
The aim of this systematic review was to evaluate existing evidence on the effectiveness and safety of Tai Chi to inform guidelines to clinicians to improve symptom management in individuals with MS. While this review didn’t focus specifically on older adults, its findings regarding health outcomes particularly functional balance and quality of life can support its incorporation into individualized multifactorial fall prevention interventions.