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Congratulations to Dr. Olga Theou, CFN young investigator!

November 9, 2018

Congratulations to Olga Theou, who received a research excellence award at the Dalhousie School of Medicine Research Evening on November 8, 2018. Olga is an outstanding CFN young investigator, and CFN Frailty Fellowship Supervisor. As CFN Network Investigator Ken Rockwood put it, “A richly deserved award to an outstanding young scientist. Olga is providing exemplary…

Initial funding by CFN can lead to larger follow-on application-based research and KT studies

CFN has played an important part in contributing to frailty research evidence by directly funding both innovative, fundamental proof-of-concept discovery work and larger application-based research studies. Initial funding from CFN has led to many of our Network researchers securing larger follow-on application-based research funding from various federal and provincial funding agencies as well as from…

Proactively and consistently measuring frailty can help support individuals living with frailty to remain as independent as possible

More than one million Canadians are living with frailty, but a lack of consistent measurement of the condition is potentially exposing patients to inappropriate care. Canadian Frailty Network recently commissioned a report from the National Institute on Ageing (NIA) exploring this issue. The NIA/CFN report We Can’t Address What We Don’t Measure Consistently: Building Consensus…

HOLD THE DATE … CFN 2019 National Conference

The Canadian Frailty Network’s next National Conference will be held in Toronto on September 25-27. Frailty matters. 1.2 million Canadians 65-plus live with frailty as do 2.5 million Canadians who are their caregivers and hundreds of thousands more in our healthcare workforce. CFN is Canada’s only national network dedicated to older Canadians living with frailty…

Medication optimization matters with older adults living with frailty

October 17, 2018

Older adults living with frailty and multiple chronic conditions are often prescribed many medicines, which by design address these conditions individually, but cumulatively may have a negative impact on health outcomes. This is known as polypharmacy, and it is a serious health concern affecting more than half of Canadians aged 65 years and older. Medications…

Volunteers can help improve quality of life for older adults living with frailty

N-CARE stands for navigating, connecting, accessing, resourcing and engaging, and was designed to help them navigate community services and resources with the help of trained volunteers.  The program is scaling up following a very successful pilot study funded by CFN. This page is still being migrated. Please check back tomorrow.

CFN and National Institute on Ageing issue paper on frailty assessment

October 4, 2018

More than 1 million Canadians are living with frailty, but a lack of consistent measurement of the condition is potentially exposing patients to inappropriate care. Canadian Frailty Network recently commissioned a report from the National Institute on Ageing (NIA) exploring this issue. The NIA/CFN report We Can’t Address What We Don’t Measure Consistently: Building Consensus…

CFN 2018 Frailty Innovation of the Year Announced

October 4, 2018

CFN created the FRAILTY MATTERS Innovation Showcase to put the spotlight on Canada’s best innovations to improve care for older Canadians living with frailty. A new idea taken back to your organization, or passed on to a care provider, policy-maker, citizen, advocate, caregiver or patient could be the seed to fuel improved care in your…

National seniors Day

October 1, 2018

October 1st is the United Nations International Day for Older Persons (UNIDOP), as well as National Seniors Day in Canada. The 2018 theme for the UNIDOP is Celebrating Older Human Rights Champions, while the Government of Canada encourages us to take today to celebrate older adults across Canada, especially those in our own lives. The…