Wed. April 25th 8am to 5pm at Providence Care Hospital, 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 "Chronic Health Issues and the Older Adult", updates from Age-Friendly Communities Ontario Outreach Initiative, Alzheimer Society of Ontario, Baycrest, Brainxchange, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation and Senior Friendly Care. Information about CFN's Catalyst Grant Competition, More-2-Eat's Phase 2 Research opportunity, Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund and the CAHSPR call for abstracts as well as a listing of upcoming events are included. Sign up to receive Linkages directly here.

July 4-8th at the Delta Hotel, St. John's, NewFoundland. This is a joint conference with the Experimental Psychology Society of the UK. For more details click here.

This course will provide and enhance the knowledge and awareness of dementia to front-line workers, enabling them to provide quality care for persons with dementia. Learners will actively use the U-First approach to understand the person living with dementia and their behaviour while engaging in meaningful dialogue with the care team to ensure individualized support for the person with dementia. Learners will also practice person-centred care and effective communication strategies to enhance the quality of life for people with dementia. To learn more or register click here.

This reading list provides links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources related to sexuality and the sexual health of older adults.  Topics covered include sexually transmitted infections, sex education, sexuality, sexualilty and health equity and sexuality and dementia.  4 pages. 

This article provides family physicians with an update on the approach to diagnosis and management of inappropriate sexual behaviour in persons with dementia.

The author utilized an analysis of the literature and case studies to provide practical guidance to nurses in relation to sexual expression in people with dementia.

The author discusses the complexities faced in this area for clinicians and how they can improve practice in order to enhance the care and quality of life for their patients. 

This article presents an overview of the role of attachment in a couple’s relationship when a partner has Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). The authors recommend that healthcare professionals treating couples with an AD patient take a sexual history of the couple as well as assess the current status of the couple’s emotional and physical relationship.

This American white paper aims to provide a context for approaching the challenge of evaluating the capacity for sexual activity by persons with dementia living in long-term care and focuses on the ethical, clinical and administrative aspects of this issue.  

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