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.

November 30, 2018 from 12-1PM EDT. Join presenter Dr. Cathy Craven for this Beyond the Break webinar presentation.  For more details or the OTN link to join click here.

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.

This review aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions designed to reduce the rate of falls in individuals with MS. It compared single, multiple and multifactorial interventions.

This publication includes examples of research that have the potential to broaden approaches to fall prevention research. This includes information relevant to the care of older adults.

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.

This article provides an overview of considerations related to fall risk for those with MS and point to the need for further research.