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As the year comes to an end we wanted to wish you and yours all the best. We are out of the office until January 4th.Hap...
12/23/2020

As the year comes to an end we wanted to wish you and yours all the best. We are out of the office until January 4th.

Happy Holidays & Happy New Year!

We're looking forward to connecting with you in 2021.

Stay safe & healthy.

12/17/2020
iGeriCare Live Events - Frontotemporal Dementia and Frontal Lobe Syndromes in Dementia

Join us online for the 22nd iGeriCare Live Event. This time Drs. Richard Sztramko and Anthony Levinson of McMaster University will meet virtually to discuss frontotemporal dementia and frontal lobe syndromes.
Damage to the front part of the brain (the frontal lobes) is part of many conditions, including frontotemporal dementia or FTD, also called frontotemporal lobar degeneration. The frontal lobes are important for many major functions including how we plan and organize tasks, our motivation, and how we control a lot of our emotional responses. In this live online event we will discuss the features of frontal lobe disorders and frontotemporal dementia.
The first 15 minutes will be set aside for this discussion and will be followed by a Q&A period.
If you have a question for our experts, submit it here - https://forms.gle/Y8h5yo5zdYavndQL6
Don't worry if you can't make it, all of our events are archived for later viewing on iGeriCare's Events page - https://igericare.healthhq.ca/events
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Richard Sztramko, MD, FRCPC
Geriatrician, Hamilton Health Sciences
Co-Lead, www.igericare.ca
Assistant Professor, McMaster University
Anthony J Levinson, MD, FRCPC, MSc, MA
Medical Psychiatry, Hamilton Health Sciences
Director, Division of e-Learning Innovation
John R. Evans Chair in Health Sciences Educational Research
Co-Lead, www.igericare.ca and www.mcmasteroptimalaging.org
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University
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**DISCLAIMER**: Information made available on the iGeriCare Website in any form and expressed during Live Events is for information purposes only. It is not intended to provide professional medical, legal or medicolegal advice, nor is it intended to be a substitute thereof. You should not use any information contained on the Website or from Live Events as a substitute for consultation with legal or health care professionals or other professional advisors. You should not act or abstain from acting based upon information obtained from the Website without first consulting appropriate professional advisors.

L’Évaluation du développement de l’enfant est un outil en ligne gratuit qui aide les parents à cerner rapidement les pré...
12/10/2020

L’Évaluation du développement de l’enfant est un outil en ligne gratuit qui aide les parents à cerner rapidement les préoccupations qu’ils pourraient avoir au sujet du développement de leur enfant. Elle génère des recommandations personnalisées d’activités fondées sur le jeu et permet d’ouvrir la voie à une discussion plus approfondie avec un professionnel de la petite enfance.

Enfants de 18 mois à 6 ans. Élaboré par des experts du développement de l’enfant de l’Université McMaster et de l’Université de Toronto. https://eyci.healthhq.ca/fr

The Early Years Check-In is a free online tool that helps parents quickly identify any concerns they may have about thei...
12/10/2020

The Early Years Check-In is a free online tool that helps parents quickly identify any concerns they may have about their child's development. It generates personalized recommendations for play-based activities and sets the stage for further discussion with an early years professional.
For children 18 months to 6 years of age. Developed by experts in child development at McMaster University and the University of Toronto. https://eyci.healthhq.ca/en

11/19/2020
iGeriCare Live Events - Driving and Dementia

There are safety concerns associated with dementia and driving and how/when a fitness-to-drive assessment is done. Age-associated changes and other medical conditions like dementia can affect our abilities to drive safely. Driving is a very complicated skill, and people with even mild cognitive impairment may not be able to drive safely.

#iGeriCare's next Live Event is in less than two days. Our experts look forward to examining how #dementia impacts a per...
11/17/2020

#iGeriCare's next Live Event is in less than two days.

Our experts look forward to examining how #dementia impacts a person's ability to drive safely. We'll also look at how/when a fitness-to-drive assessment is done.

Get a reminder - https://evt.mx/dUyywJ15

11/03/2020
Introducing the 18-Month Well-Baby Visit Planner

Eighteen months is a significant milestone in your child's life and a visit to your family physician or other health care provider at this time is important. Help prepare with the Visit Planner.
https://youtu.be/oclv-2E9VLk

Eighteen months is a significant milestone in your child's life and a visit to your family physician or other health care provider at this time is important....

#ICYMI our 'Driving and Dementia' live event was rescheduled to November 19th at 1 PM EST. We'll be discussing how #deme...
10/30/2020

#ICYMI our 'Driving and Dementia' live event was rescheduled to November 19th at 1 PM EST.

We'll be discussing how #dementia impacts an individual's ability to drive safely + how/when a fitness-to-drive assessment is done.

Set up a reminder here https://igericare.healthhq.ca/events

Parents + guardians, identify potential concerns you may have in this digital version of the Early Years Check-In (EYCI)...
10/23/2020

Parents + guardians, identify potential concerns you may have in this digital version of the Early Years Check-In (EYCI) to receive personalized ideas for games & activities you can play with your child to encourage their development.
https://eyci.healthhq.ca/en

NOTICE: Tomorrow's Live Event has been rescheduled to next month, and will now be taking place on November 19th at 1 PM ...
10/06/2020

NOTICE: Tomorrow's Live Event has been rescheduled to next month, and will now be taking place on November 19th at 1 PM EST.

Sorry for any inconvenience and we look forward to another great event next month.

In the meantime, you can watch past events here https://igericare.healthhq.ca/events

AllergyAware helps make sense of #anaphylaxis risks and how to prevent them with free lessons for schools, child care, a...
09/18/2020

AllergyAware helps make sense of #anaphylaxis risks and how to prevent them with free lessons for schools, child care, and broad community settings.
https://allergyaware.ca/courses/

This simple and convenient tool to quickly identify any concerns you may have about how your child is developing.The  Ea...
09/11/2020

This simple and convenient tool to quickly identify any concerns you may have about how your child is developing.
The Early Years Check-In helps you discover what steps you can take to foster your child's development.
https://eyci.healthhq.ca/en

09/02/2020
Introducing Play&Learn

Finding fun games and activities that help to encourage a child's development can be a chore, but we've done the hard work for you!
Play&Learn has 70+ simple and exciting ideas selected by experts in child development to support children aged 1.5 - 6.
https://youtu.be/7N-Vkfr_aXc

Research shows that as parents and caregivers, we have an important role in supporting early development and this can happen through PLAY! Play&Learn provide...

"Sean Wharton, assistant clinical professor of medicine in the Faculty of Health Sciences, has co-written a comprehensiv...
08/26/2020
Doctors without bias: New, patient-focused guidelines treat obesity as a chronic disease

"Sean Wharton, assistant clinical professor of medicine in the Faculty of Health Sciences, has co-written a comprehensive new set of guidelines for doctors to follow when treating patients with obesity, marking a dramatic shift from existing practices."

No blaming, no shaming, absolutely no diets. Above all, respect to your patients. A McMaster physician has co-written groundbreaking new guidelines for doctors who treat adults living with obesity.

08/11/2020
What is Physical Literacy?

What is physical literacy?

See why it is important in this 2-minute animation developed by experts in e-learning and child development at McMaster University and the University of Toronto.
https://vimeo.com/394251700

Decades of research have shown that children who are physically active have better mental and physical health, and do better in school. The data in the animation…

#Dementia is often caused by toxic proteins or blood vessel damage in the brain. The signs and symptoms may look and sou...
08/06/2020
The Different Types of Dementia - Lesson 4 | iGeriCare - Bringing Clarity to Dementia

#Dementia is often caused by toxic proteins or blood vessel damage in the brain. The signs and symptoms may look and sound different based on the cause and the area of the brain that is affected.
Are you familiar with the different types of dementia? https://igericare.healthhq.ca/lessons/the-different-types-of-dementia

Learn the answers to the following questions: What are the most common diseases that cause dementia? What are some of the signs and symptoms that...

These lifestyle factors have been shown to help promote better #BrainHealth🏃‍♀️ Physical activity & weight management🥗 D...
07/30/2020
Healthy Aging with McMaster Optimal Aging Portal | How to Promote Brain Health

These lifestyle factors have been shown to help promote better #BrainHealth
🏃‍♀️ Physical activity & weight management
🥗 Diet & nutrition
🩸 Blood vessel health
🚭 Smoking & alcohol use
💬 Brain & social activity
Learn how to reduce your risk of developing #dementia

Learn 6 ways to promote brain health to reduce your risk of developing dementia with our free online lesson and other resources.

There is a difference between #MildCognitiveImpairment and #Dementia. What is it, what causes it, how it is diagnosed, a...
07/28/2020
What is Mild Cognitive Impairment - Lesson 2 | iGeriCare - Bringing Clarity to Dementia

There is a difference between #MildCognitiveImpairment and #Dementia. What is it, what causes it, how it is diagnosed, and how is it treated?

Find out in this free #iGeriCare lesson - https://igericare.healthhq.ca/lessons/what-is-mild-cognitive-impairment

The changes associated with aging are subtle. Some degree of cognitive decline is normal and expected as we age. However, the changes associated...

07/24/2020
Introducing the 18-Month Well-Baby Visit Planner

Our #18Month Visit Planner guides parents through 5 topic areas that experts have identified as key areas of healthy child development:
💪 Physical Health
👷 Safety
🍎 Parenting & Healthy Habits
🏃 Motor & Language Skills
💬 Social & Emotional Development

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oclv-2E9VLk&feature=emb_logo

Eighteen months is a significant milestone in your child's life and a visit to your family physician or other health care provider at this time is important....

Tired of the kids asking for #ScreenTime? Want to keep them active and learning? We've got a solution with great activit...
07/17/2020

Tired of the kids asking for #ScreenTime? Want to keep them active and learning? We've got a solution with great activities for children 1.5 - 6 years old.
Our free 'Activity Discovery' email campaign shares a new idea every week - http://ow.ly/TLhY50ABtEA

07/15/2020
COVID19 - Tips to Protect Your Mental Health

Randi McCabe, professor of psychiatry and behavioural neurosciences, offers practical tips for establishing a routine that can help you cope during uncertain times #COVID19

This is "COVID19 - Tips to Protect Your Mental Health" by McMaster University (OFFICIAL) on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who…

The Early Years Check-In (EYCI) is a new free tool to help parents rate concerns related to their child's development. I...
06/26/2020

The Early Years Check-In (EYCI) is a new free tool to help parents rate concerns related to their child's development. It helps identify concerns across four developmental domains and offers up ideas for how they can be addressed. https://eyci.healthhq.ca/en

06/26/2020
iGeriCare Live Events - Promoting Brain Health

For the final free Live Event of the season, Drs. Sztramko and Levinson met virtually and share six evidence-based ways to promote brain health.We discuss the impact of specific health conditions and lifestyle choices you can make, such as your level of physical, social and cognitive activity, which will help to reduce your risk of developing dementia or slow its progression.

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