Highlights of this issue include a reading list on "Dual Sensory Loss in Older Adults” as well as updates from AGE-WELL, BrainXchange, Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging, Centre for Studies in Aging and Health, Deafblind Ontario Services, National Institute on Ageing, Ontario Centres for Learning, Research & Innovation in Long-Term Care, Ontario Community Support Association, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging and Regional Geriatric Program of Eastern Ontario.

Information about the Seniors Community Grant Program and CABHI Spark Program funding opportunities are included. Opportunities to share insights related to health care improvement and dementia are also featured. A number of upcoming events and educational opportunities are listed. Sign up to receive Linkages directly here.

Oct 22-24, 2019 at the Delta Beausejour, Moncton, New Brunswick. At this conference engaging demonstrations and presentations from across the AGE-WELL network will spotlight real-world solutions to support healthy aging. It's an opportunity for knowledge exchange, networking and collaborating among AGE-WELL stakeholders. To learn more or to register click here.

Oct 3-5, 2019 at the Quebec City Convention Centre this three day conference covers assessment, technology, cannabis, medical assistance in dying through the lens of dementia, human rights, person-centred care, pharmacology, blood pressure, biomarkers, prevention, improving quality of life and more.  To learn more or to register click here.

June 25, 2019 from 12-1PM EST. This webinar is for those involved and interested in transforming the health system in Ontario. Presenters Christine Bidmead and Susan Bonomo will provide an overview of a position paper and will include opportunities for participants to provide feedback on the proposed recommendations and contribute suggestions for the greater integration of fall prevention into the spectrum of health services for older adults. To learn more or register click here.

June 14, 2019 from 12-1PM EST.  Join this Beyond the Break webcast presentation featuring Dr. Raymond Fung and Dr. Sandra Kim as they review the role of sex steroids in bone physiology; speculate about the effects of transgender hormone therapy on bone health and review recent data on bone health in transgender people. To learn more click here

June 12, 2019 from 9-10AM EST.  Join presenter Dr. Yaakov Stern for this webinar which aims to broaded your understanding of the cognitive reserve hypothesis and highlight recent evidence that supports the idea that specific genetic and lifestyle factors may help preserve a healthy brain or enhance brain reserve. To register click here.

Tues. June 11, 2019 from 12-1PM EST. Join this webinar presentation which will highlight which specialties are most likely to provide care to patients aged 65 and over; how intensively do physicians focus their practices on care for seniors and what types of medical care they provide. Register here.

June 18, 2019 from 12-1PM EST. Join presenters Karen Webb-Anderson and Sarah Crowe as they discuss a quality initiative known as "Mobilize Me" to engage staff and address common misconceptions associated with mobilization. To learn more and register click here.

Thurs. June 20, 2019 from 12-1PM EST.  Join Dr. Cheryl Wellington as she discusses the vascular system in the brain and new research findings that suggest that maintaining good cardiovascular health may be an important strategy to delay te onset of dementia or slow its progression. To learn more or to register click here.

This reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of resources related to dual sensory impairment and loss in older adults. Themes include:

  • screening
  • rehabilitation
  • assistive technology
  • mental health
  • quality of life
  • dementia 

4 pages. Last reviewed May 2019.

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