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CIHR looking for feedback

November 27, 2018

CIHR is looking for input on draft Ethics Guidance on Developing Research Partnerships with Patients. A Working Group of patients, researchers and ethicists invites your feedback. The consultation closes on January 28, 2019. Click here to review.

Assessing QOL is crucial to enhancing care

November 21, 2018

CFN Investigator Rick Sawatzky’s latest research funded by CFN was recently featured on UBC’s CHÉOS website (Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences): Closing the knowledge gap in the use of quality of life assessment tools. Working with colleague Kara Schick-Makaroff,  Dr. Sawatzky’s project aims to develop and implement KT tools for the use of QOL…

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…

CFN Catalyst Grants reflect citizen identified frailty priorities

Citizen engagement has shaped our research priorities, as demonstrated by our most recent Catalyst Research Grants. In total, over $900K was awarded to 12 research and quality improvement projects focused on the top 10 citizen identified frailty priorities. All projects secured partners that contributed matching cash or in-kind contributions. Click here to learn about the…

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…

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…