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.

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018 at the Discovery Centre located on 1 Fort Henry Dr., Kingston. The Alzheimer Society of KFL&A will be hosting a conference with Teepa Snow. She is one of the leading educators on dementia and the care that accompanies it. As founder of the Positive Approach® to Care, Teepa has created strategies that help support and engage people experiencing changes in brain function. To register, email reception@alzking.com or call 613-544-3078.

On May 25, 2018, Debora Steele gave this presentation to start the dialogue about sexuality, aging & dementia. The presentation offered a way of increasing awareness, understanding LTC home resident rights, discussing autonomy versus risk, and more.  55 slides. Last reviewed 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.

Date: May 17, 2018

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    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.

    Tuesday, May 29, 2018 from 1-2:30 PM EDT. This accredited online event by the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association will be presented by Mary Schulz and Michael Gordon, which will examine end-stage dementia (including Alzheimer’s) and palliative care for those afflicted. Topics will include pain management, disease complications, and best practices. The online event can be accessed online via phone and web. Cost is $55. Register here.

    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.

    Tuesday, June 5, 2018 from 12-1 PM EDT. In this webinar, Dr. Gary Naglie and Dr. Mark Rapoport who lead a team of CCNA researchers focused on dementia and driving, will discuss how healthcare/service providers can address the issue of driving in persons with dementia, including their current research on the Driving Cessation in Dementia Framework and Toolkit (DCD-FT), which they and their team have been developing to support this group. Register here.

    Dementia Friendly Communities Ontario is working to to support people living with dementia in our communities.  To learn more visit http://alzheimer.ca/en/on/We-can-help/Dementia-Friendly-Communities-Ontario.  Help spread the word by sharing the pdf poster.

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