Thurs. Jan. 23rd from 12-1pm EST. Join presenters Dr. Peter Berry and Rebekka Schnitter as they discuss information on the health risks to Canadians from climate change and a new framework for understanding intersecting vulnerabilities that is being developed for the next national climate change and health assessment. To learn more or to register click here.

Jan. 23rd from 9-10AM EST. Join Dr. Jane Barratt for this free webinar presentation as she provides an inspiring and educational shared experience around age-friendly concepts, where attendees can join the dots to inspire, connect, exchange and innovate through the lens of culture and learned opportunities around the world. Register here.

Highlights of this issue include a reading list on Mental Health Considerations for Older Adults. This month’s blog is by Gail Hawley Knowles, R.N., BA, MHs on Anxiety in Older Adults.  A listing of upcoming events, opportunities and updates related to aging, health and caring for older adults are included. 

On Friday November 1, 2019 the Centre for Studies in Aging & Health at Providence Care hosted this conference featuring presentations focused on issues facing older adults. Topics included social isolation, loneliness, poverty, sensory loss, issues faced by LGBT2SQ older adults, housing and new technologies to assist individuals to age at home safely. Pdf copies of the presenters slides are available for viewing.

Wed. Feb. 5th from 12-1PM EST. Join presenter Dr. Tom Schwizer as he reviews the current brain imaging literature on concussion and mTBI and shares new findings. He will also discuss some of the research linking head injury to dementia to future directions. To learn more and to register click here.

This reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of resources including considerations regarding:

  • sexual activity and aging
  • stereotypes and ageism
  • sexual function
  • discussing sexual well-being with patients
  • considerations for healthcare professionals
  • sexually transmitted infections
  • LGBT considerations
  • intimacy in long-term care
  • capacity and consent in dementia

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Feb. 19th from 10:30-11:30 AM EST.  Join presenters Kimberly Lopez and Ashley Flanagan for this free webinar where they will share strategies to acknowledge and support diverse identities and needs of individuals who live and work in long-term care (LTC) homes. Attendees will receive self-reflection tools to think critically in order to support individuals with diverse social identities, with implications for how we provide care and services in LTC. To learn more or to register click here

Wed. Jan. 29, 2020 from 12-1PM EST. Join presenter Dr. Sarah Hewko as she shares the findings of a study which identified and compared factors reported to influence retirment decision-making among Registered Nurses and Allied Health Professionals and the implications for workforce policy. To learn more or to register click here.

Jan. 9, 2020 from 1-2PM EST. Join Dr. Carrie Bourassa, Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health and AGE-WELL Network Investigator for this free webinar presentation. Best practices, including community-based research, OCAP principles, knowledge translation, and positioning communities as co-researchers will be discussed, including the development of a training module to assist AgingTech researchers in ethically engaging Indigenous communities to promote equitable access to technology. To learn more or to register click here.

This reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of resources including considerations regarding:

  • special considerations for LGBT elders
  • ageism
  • the relationship between mental health and diabetes
  • self-harm
  • suicidal ideation
  • substance use disorders
  • eating disorders
  • grief in dementia
  • stigma
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • anxiety
  • personality disorder
  • exercise

4 pages. Last reviewed December 2019.

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