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This brief course is an introduction to the concept of #DevelopmentalSurveillance and introduces the Early Years Check-I...
05/10/2021

This brief course is an introduction to the concept of #DevelopmentalSurveillance and introduces the Early Years Check-In (EYCI), an approach to help parents and caregivers identify concerns related to their child's development.

https://machealth.ca/programs/developmental-surveillance-initiative

#ECE

This brief course is an introduction to the concept of #DevelopmentalSurveillance and introduces the Early Years Check-In (EYCI), an approach to help parents and caregivers identify concerns related to their child's development.

https://machealth.ca/programs/developmental-surveillance-initiative

#ECE

As a parent and caregiver, you have an important role in supporting early development and this can happen through PLAY!P...
05/07/2021

As a parent and caregiver, you have an important role in supporting early development and this can happen through PLAY!

Play&Learn provides free access to 70+ ideas for activities that encourage development in children aged 1.5-6 https://playandlearn.healthhq.ca/en

#PlayandLearn

As a parent and caregiver, you have an important role in supporting early development and this can happen through PLAY!

Play&Learn provides free access to 70+ ideas for activities that encourage development in children aged 1.5-6 https://playandlearn.healthhq.ca/en

#PlayandLearn

04/29/2021
iGeriCare Live Events - Frailty: What You Need To Know

You are welcomed to join us online for our next iGeriCare Live event. On Thursday, April 29th, Drs. Anthony Levinson and Richard Sztramko will meet to discuss frailty.

For some, frailty can feel like a label that is embarrassing or shameful. Many people think that frailty only happens near the end of life and that there is nothing you can do about it. Getting older doesn’t necessarily mean someone is frail, but it does increase the odds of developing multiple medical conditions and frailty.

Explore free multimedia courses designed to help you learn about #anaphylaxis, how you can help reduce the risks for chi...
04/01/2021

Explore free multimedia courses designed to help you learn about #anaphylaxis, how you can help reduce the risks for children with potentially life-threatening allergies, and how to manage an emergency situation.

https://allergyaware.ca

Explore free multimedia courses designed to help you learn about #anaphylaxis, how you can help reduce the risks for children with potentially life-threatening allergies, and how to manage an emergency situation.

https://allergyaware.ca

The Early Years Check-In (EYCI) helps parents identify concerns they may have about their child’s development. The Check...
03/30/2021

The Early Years Check-In (EYCI) helps parents identify concerns they may have about their child’s development. The Check-In is easy-to-use, simple to understand, and can be completed online for free in minutes.

Start your check-in here: https://eyci.healthhq.ca/en

The Early Years Check-In (EYCI) helps parents identify concerns they may have about their child’s development. The Check-In is easy-to-use, simple to understand, and can be completed online for free in minutes.

Start your check-in here: https://eyci.healthhq.ca/en

#iGeriCare provides easy access to simple lessons and helpful resources that allow Canadians to learn about all aspects ...
03/18/2021

#iGeriCare provides easy access to simple lessons and helpful resources that allow Canadians to learn about all aspects of #dementia at their own pace, in their own homes.

Best of all, it's entirely free and can be accessed at any time online https://igericare.healthhq.ca/en

#iGeriCare provides easy access to simple lessons and helpful resources that allow Canadians to learn about all aspects of #dementia at their own pace, in their own homes.

Best of all, it's entirely free and can be accessed at any time online https://igericare.healthhq.ca/en

03/17/2021
Canadian Long-Term Care Strategy in COVID

Canada is currently struggling to meet the needs of its aging population. The pandemic has been a profound shock to the healthcare system - the result has been a terrible impact on the particularly vulnerable population living in long-term care (LTC) homes.

Dr. Anthony Levinson will be joined virtually by Dr. Roger Wong. Dr. Wong is a Clinical Professor in the Division of Geriatric Medicine at the University of British Columbia and he is the 13th President of the Canadian Geriatrics Society. Dr. Wong has received the Order of Canada for his contributions to the field of geriatrics and the health and well-being of Canadians.

Please join Drs. Levinson and Wong as they discuss Canada's LTC landscape and the challenges faced by older Canadians and their caregivers.

Eighteen months of age marks an important time in a child’s development. Typically, the 18-month visit is the last regul...
03/01/2021

Eighteen months of age marks an important time in a child’s development. Typically, the 18-month visit is the last regularly scheduled check-up before a child enters the school system, making it an important time for you to raise any concerns.
Learn more about this important visit here - https://healthhq.ca/.../child.../18-month-well-baby-visit

Eighteen months of age marks an important time in a child’s development. Typically, the 18-month visit is the last regularly scheduled check-up before a child enters the school system, making it an important time for you to raise any concerns.
Learn more about this important visit here - https://healthhq.ca/.../child.../18-month-well-baby-visit

In #kindergarten, questions like "how" + "why?" become more interesting for children. Foster this + a growing attention ...
02/24/2021

In #kindergarten, questions like "how" + "why?" become more interesting for children. Foster this + a growing attention span with activities that encourage openness + curiosity about new tasks and challenges! https://playandlearn.healthhq.ca/en/kindergarten/thinking-and-learning #PlayandLearn

In #kindergarten, questions like "how" + "why?" become more interesting for children. Foster this + a growing attention span with activities that encourage openness + curiosity about new tasks and challenges! https://playandlearn.healthhq.ca/en/kindergarten/thinking-and-learning #PlayandLearn

02/24/2021

Some genes play powerful roles in shaping your risk for certain diseases. But that doesn’t mean there’s nothing you can do. Get the whole picture and learn about your personal cancer risk and what you can do to reduce it at MyCancerIQ.ca: http://bit.ly/14XwLo5

#OntarioHealth

We are excited to announce the latest free #iGeriCare lesson 'Stages of Dementia'.  In it, we review the signs and sympt...
02/17/2021

We are excited to announce the latest free #iGeriCare lesson 'Stages of Dementia'. In it, we review the signs and symptoms of each stage of dementia – mild, moderate, and severe. Each Is associated with a variety of cognitive changes and challenges.

https://igericare.healthhq.ca/lessons/stages-of-dementia

We are excited to announce the latest free #iGeriCare lesson 'Stages of Dementia'. In it, we review the signs and symptoms of each stage of dementia – mild, moderate, and severe. Each Is associated with a variety of cognitive changes and challenges.

https://igericare.healthhq.ca/lessons/stages-of-dementia

Join Drs. Anthony Levinson and Richard Sztramko on Thursday, March 25th from 1:30 - 2:30 PM for a free online education ...
02/16/2021

Join Drs. Anthony Levinson and Richard Sztramko on Thursday, March 25th from 1:30 - 2:30 PM for a free online education session and Q&A.

Register here - https://ymcahbb.ca/YMCA-Reopening-Strategy/Health,-Fitness-Aquatics/LiveWell-at-Home-Live

We are happy to announce that we have added FOUR new LIVEWELL AT HOME live education sessions for you to tune in and enjoy from the comfort of your own home! Registration is required.

Programs are offered in partnership with McMaster University, Geras Centre & Hamilton Health Sciences.

➡️ For more information including how you can register today, please head to Ymcahbb.ca

Are you or is someone you know an Early Childhood Educator? The Early Years Check-In helps identify concerns related to ...
02/09/2021

Are you or is someone you know an Early Childhood Educator? The Early Years Check-In helps identify concerns related to child development.

To help you familiarize yourself with the EYCI, we've gathered everything you need in one place to get started - https://eyci.healthhq.ca/en/professionals

Are you or is someone you know an Early Childhood Educator? The Early Years Check-In helps identify concerns related to child development.

To help you familiarize yourself with the EYCI, we've gathered everything you need in one place to get started - https://eyci.healthhq.ca/en/professionals

01/28/2021
iGeriCare Live Events - COVID-19 Vaccines

Over the past year, we have awaited news of a COVID-19 vaccine and now that vaccines are becoming available, you may have questions about them.

We will be joined live by Dr. Zain Chagla, a specialist in internal medicine, tropical medicine, and infectious diseases. Dr. Chagla is also a Consultant Physician at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Hamilton Health Sciences, Assistant Professor of Medicine at McMaster University, and adjunct faculty at the University of Namibia in the Department of Medicine.

It is important that for all of us, even those who receive the vaccine first, to continue to do what we can to stop the spread of infection:
• practice physical distancing
• wear a mask indoors where physical distancing is not possible
• wash hands frequently
• limit social interactions
• stay home when sick

We acknowledge that some people have experienced legitimate, longstanding, systemic issues that have damaged their trust in the health system. We encourage everyone to seek out multiple sources of information from reliable sources to inform their vaccine decisions. We are privileged to be one such source of information for you.

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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Zain Chagla MD, MSc
Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases
Faculty of Health Sciences, 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.

Thursday, February 4th from 6:30 PM-8:00 PM, Dr. Anthony Levinson will be giving a presentation with the Toronto Council...
01/22/2021

Thursday, February 4th from 6:30 PM-8:00 PM, Dr. Anthony Levinson will be giving a presentation with the Toronto Council on Aging to outline the McMaster Optimal Aging Portal and provide you with tools to help identify reliable health information.

Register for free here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/snake-oil-fake-news-why-health-evidence-matters-tickets-126903011323

Thursday, February 4th from 6:30 PM-8:00 PM, Dr. Anthony Levinson will be giving a presentation with the Toronto Council on Aging to outline the McMaster Optimal Aging Portal and provide you with tools to help identify reliable health information.

Register for free here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/snake-oil-fake-news-why-health-evidence-matters-tickets-126903011323

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

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