Wed. April 25th 8am to 5pm at Donald Gordon Conference Centre, Kingston Queen's Faculty of Health Sciences is presenting this Continuing Professional Development opportunity.  Topics include strategies for dementia and common care issues in the vulnerable.  Program and registration information is available here.

Highlights of this issue include a reading list on "Engaging & Empowering Older Adults", updates from Age-Friendly Communities Ontario Outreach Initiative, Alzheimer Society of Ontario, Baycrest, Brainxchange, Centre for Studies in Aging & Health, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy, Queen's University and Senior Friendly Care.

Information about a call for proposals from the Retired Teachers of Ontario Foundation, CFN's Innovation Showcase Application details, CAG2018's call for abstracts and Ontario Trillium Foundations' and Ontario Centres for Excellence funding opportunities are included. A number of upcoming events are also included. Sign up to receive Linkages directly here.

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Wednesday May 9, 2018: 12 noon - 1pm EST.  Dr. Gillian Einstein will cover understandings of sex and gender, sex differences in Alzheimer’s disease, how the higher number of women with AD may be due to both, and a discussion of the role of estrogens in the health of brain regions associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

May 17, 2018 from 1 to 2 PM EST join Felicia White for this presentation on the Dementia Friendly Communities approach, linkages to age-friendly communities and how to include these practices within your current work. Click here for more information and to register. 

This reading list provides links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources related to later life hoarding and diogenes syndrome. 4 pages.

This article from Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience includes the recommendation for a neuropsychological evaluation as possibly helpful in identifying the factors contributing to the dysfunctional behavior.

This handout from the Alzheimer Society provides an easy to understand overview of types of hoarding, possible causes, recommended strategies and tips for prevention.

iGeriCare offers free, online access to lessons and  resources that help individuals to learn about all aspects of dementia at their own pace, in their own homes.To learn more click here.

The Institute for Life Course & Aging is offering this 4 week online workshop May 7th to June 3rd.  The workshop covers myths and facts about intimacy and aging, the relationship challenges of intimacy and aging in long-term care, intimacy in dementia care and embracing intimacy and aging . More information is provided in pdf download. To register for this workshop click here.

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