Thurs. May 17th from 12-1 PM EST join presenters Anna Rusak and Sue Hochu as they discuss the association between oral diseases and diabetes, osteoporosis, respiratory and heart diseases, nutritional deficiencies, development of frailty and more. To learn more or to register click here.

The authors of this article discuss the close associations of frailty and physical and functional impairment with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and the implications for improving diagnostic acuity of MCI and targetting interventions among cognitively frail individuals to prevent dementia and disability. 

This paper discusses considerations specific to engaging with this vulnerable population in Canada. Considerations include barriers, ethical and cultural factors and implications

This reading list provides links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources related to delirium in older adults. Topics include risk factors related to hip fracture, the HELP program, delirium at the end-of-life, delirium in dementia, non-pharmacological interventions, nutrition and frailty. 3 pages. 

This prospective cohort study explored the relationship between delirium and frailty in older inpatients to determine the impact on survival.

This study aimed to explore the relationship between delirium and frailty in older adults discharged from hospital. The investigators used a multidimensional linear regression model for analysis.

This full open access CME Journal is the first CME Journal owned and operated by the CGS. The journal is now wholly financially supported by charitable tax deductible donations to the CGS charitable arm - the CGS Foundation. Each edition is full of articles to support the care of older adults.

This reading list provides links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources on health issues related to season or climate. Resources on depression, insomnia, dry skin, environmental pollution, climate change, temperature and influenza are included. 3 pages. 

This article describes epidemiological trends such as the rise of chronic disease that affect more elderly than younger people attributable to outdoor air pollution. While it is unclear which pollutants are most damaging to health it appears that particulate matter has the greatest impact on daily cardio-respiratory and hospital admissions.

Wed. Feb. 28, 2018 from 12-1pm EST. Join Henry Siu of McMaster University as he talks about a study to look at whether the eDosette can help the frail elderly take their medications better. This study was able to show how frail elderly patients are taking their medications, how the eDosette prompted improved medication regimes, and lastly, further refined the eDosette deveice for a larger study. Register here.

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