FASTlinks is a series of web-based maps that display links for elder care services in South East Ontario organized into 10 common elder care domains. The 10 domains are organized by function, rather than disease diagnosis. FASTlinks was developed by the CSAH in collaboration with the Aging with Co-morbidities Network.

Highlights of this issue include a reading list on "Supporting Aging in Place", updates from Age-Friendly Communities Ontario Outreach Program, Alzheimer Society of Ontario, Baycrest, Brainxchange, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy and Senior Friendly Care.

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

In part 4 of this article, it explains how music can help older adults who experience Alzheimer's disease, dementia, and/or loneliness to alleviate symptoms and boost their mood. Music therapy is beneficial for everyone of all ages and it can create a positive impact on mental health. 7 parts. Last reviewed August 2018.

This research article reviews community participation restriction in adults 50 years and older with condition-associated burden across a number of variables. 11 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

The objective of this study was to examine the personal characteristics, disease-related impairment variables, such as activity limitations and environmental factors as correlates of social participation in older adults with vision loss. The investigators utilized the WHO's International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health Model. 11 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

The study described in this article aimed to develop multi-professional care pathways targeted at maintaining mobility and social participation in patients with vertigo/dizziness/balance disorders (VBD) and osteoarthritis (OA). 6 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

This publication describes the global issue of osteoarthritis along with the burden of the disease and its costs. 9 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

The authors conducted a cross-sectional population-based data from community-dwelling people aged 45 years and over living in Canada to examine the impact of functional disability and social participation of physical and mental chronic conditions individually and in combination. 9 pages. Last reviewed July 2018.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 from 12-1pm EST. Join Linda Strobl and Jake Pauls for this free webinar presentation as they discuss:

  • the evidence regarding home related falls
  • advocacy actions and code provisions for fall prevention
  • challenges of the current national code system
  • opportunities for injury prevention professionals to get involved in NBC development
  • positive changes achievable in the NBC 2020 edition

To learn more or to register click here.

September 30 to October 3 at the Westin Hotel in Montreal, Quebec. This event by the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA) is hosting multiple event days for the public, partners and research community to share their progress about scientific knowledge on dementia and ongoing research. For more information and registration, click here.

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