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Welcome to the September edition of the Regional Geriatric Program Central newsletter! Here are some updates and highlights for you:

Educational Opportunities
Enhancing Brain Health in Aging through Exercise and Exogenous Ketone Supplements

The RGPc and Geras Centre for Aging Research present a 30-minute lunch webinar to equip clinicians and students with practical tips to improve practice. 

Join us as Jeremy Walsh (MSc, PhD) and Geoff Coombs (PhD) present the topic of enhancing brain health in aging through exercise and exogenous ketone supplements. 

Date: September 18, 2023

Time: 12:30 - 1:00pm (ET) via Zoom

CAT Workshop - Limited Spaces Available!

The Cognitive Assessment Tools Workshop is a comprehensive, interactive training event designed to equip healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively utilize common cognitive assessment tools in clinical practice. Learn more... 

13th Annual Update in Geriatrics

Registration is now open for our 13th Annual Update in Geriatrics: Evidence Based Highlights taking place on November 15, 2023!


This virtual CPD conference provides evidence-based approaches to important topics in caring for older adults in a variety of health care settings. 


Interested in sponsoring this year's event? Contact us to learn more.

Geriatric Foundations eLearning

Geriatrics Foundations e-Learning is designed to equip healthcare professionals with the essential skills and knowledge to provide exceptional senior-friendly care.

Gertrude Cetinski Lectureship 2023 in Recognition of World Alzheimer Day
Public Lecture: The Mystery of Medication for Dementia Care

A new drug (Leqembi) has recently been approved by the FDA as a treatment for Alzheimer's disease - but what does this mean? How does it differ from medication currently available? How does it address the needs of persons living with dementia and their caregivers?


Join Dr. Tartaglia as she answers these questions, illuminates the reality of medicine in dementia care, and debunks common brain health myths. 


Date: September 28, 2023

Time: 6:30-7:45PM (ET) via Zoom

Helpful Resources

Curious about what the RGPc does?

We work closely with our partners to promote a system of health care that optimizes the health, independence and quality of life of older adults living with frailty. Download our One-Pager to learn more.

Care for Older Adults: Where to Start

The Regional Geriatric Program Central Patient and Caregiver Education Working Group have developed the Care for Older Adults: Where to Start tool. This tool provides a selection of helpful provincial and regional resources for older adults and their caregivers who are seeking support. Click here to download the tool.

Frailty Estimates by Census Division and Ontario Health Region

Provincial Geriatrics Leadership Ontario (PGLO) has updated the estimates of prevalence of frailty by census division and projected these estimates to 2040 to facilitate planning for health services for older adults living with complex and chronic health concerns. Read more... 

Behavioural Supports in Acute Care Capacity Building Package

Designed to reinforce foundational knowledge within acute care teams in providing quality care to older adults with, or at risk of, responsive behaviours/personal expressions associated with dementia, mental health, substance use and/or other neurological conditions.

The Acute Care Capacity Building Package contains three posters with three accompanying slide decks to support mini-education sessions. These resources are aimed at all point-of-care team members working in acute care.

Please continue to share this newsletter with your colleagues.  Don't forget to send resources, tools, updates, etc to rgpcinfo@hhsc.ca to be featured in our next newsletter. 

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