Highlights of this issue include a reading list on "Arthritis & the Older Adult", updates from AGE-WELL, Alzheimer Society of Ontario, Baycrest, Brainxchange, Bruyere Research Institute, Centre for Studies in Aging and Health, Institute for Life Course & Aging, National Institute on Ageing, Ontario Age-Friendly Communities Outreach Program,  Ontario Community Support Association, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy and Regional Geriatric Program of Toronto, Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging, SE Research Centre and Trent Centre for Aging & Society.

Information about a call for abstracts, as well as funding opportunities are included.  A number of upcoming events and educational opportunities are listed. Sign up to receive Linkages directly here.

This publication aims to assist primary care physicians  understand important considerations when prescribing for older adults with cognitive impairment.  7 pages. Last reviewed September 2018.

This article describes a randomized trial investigating the effectiveness of targeted patient-centred pharmacist-physician team medication therapy management (MTM) on clinical dementia rating (CDR). The findings show promise to optimizing outcomes for medication use in older adults.  10 pages. Last reviewed September, 2018. 

This inventory of fall prevention resources and learning opportunities is designed to support those who are caring for a loved one living with dementia or cognitive impairment to understand the risks of falls and create plans to reduce the risks. It is a ‘living’ document that should continue to grow as additional resources and learning opportunities are located. The resources that are noted below have been organized by a topic framework and prefaced by description of what the evidence indicates in the references. 38 pages. Last reviewed October 2018.

The authors reviewed observational and experimental studies investigating the effect of poor sleep on cognitive outcomes and Alzheimer's disease and discussed possible mechanisms. 11 pages. Last reviewed September 2018.

Nov. 8th from 2-3:30 PM EST at the Atrium, Hamilton. ONF has partnered with the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging to bring together a panel of experts for a presentation entitled "Fall Prevention for Older Adults With Cognitive Impairment". The panel will discuss what is needed to mitgate the risk of falls, particularly in those who are vulnerable. To learn more or to register click here, call 905-525-9140 ext. 21056 or email MIRAinfo@McMaster.ca.

Thurs. Nov. 22, 2018 from 12-1 PM EST.  Join Dr.'s  Calder & Labreche as they discuss Falls Risk Associated with Diplopia, Vision Considerations in a Long Term Care Setting, Vision and Dementia and Impact of systemic conditions on visual function. To learn more or to register click here.

November 30, 2018 from 12-1pm ET. Join presenter Dr. Catherine Craven for this free webcast event. Click here to watch the event live.

Wed. Nov. 28, 2018 7:30am - 4pm at Liuna Station, Hamilton. This continuing medical education event features speakers Dr. Roger Wong and Dr. Barbara Resnick. Learning objectives of the day are to share evidence-based and practical approaches to health promotion and prevention for older adults as well as address key topics related to healthy aging.  For more information and registration details click here.

Friday November 9, 2018 at the Trenton Seniors Club 105. The Alzheimer Society offers the Kay Stafford Caregiver Education Day which is an opportunity for local family caregivers to come together in a positive learning environment to better equip ourselves with the tools and tips needed to make sure we are looking after both ourselves and those we love.  The afternoon speaker is Dr. John Puxty. Space is limited so pre-registration before October 25th is required for all participants.  For more information or to register call 613-962-0892, toll free 1-800-361-8036.

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