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Researchers seek to prevent frailty with strength training

Two physiotherapists in Ontario have teamed up and secured funding from the Canadian Frailty Network (CFN) to challenge this perception. They aim to show not only that older people are perfectly capable of building strength safely, but that they can also prevent themselves from becoming frail—or more frail—in the process. “We need to be proactive…

Employment Opportunity: Research Chair in Frailty-Informed Care–The Perley Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre

July 26, 2019

The Centre of Excellence in Frailty-Informed Care at the Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre seeks to hire its first Research Chair, to develop and establish a dynamic and sustainable research program focused on frailty. Building on the priorities and vision of the Centre of Excellence, the Research Chair will: identify opportunities for applied research related to frailty; facilitate…

Groundbreaking CFN collaboration to discover frailty biomarkers launched

July 12, 2019

Canadian Frailty Network has partnered with the Canadian Longitudinal Study of Aging (CLSA), the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA) and Metabolon, Inc. to discover the frailty biomarkers that may shed light on why some people become frail, determine the severity of frailty and what can be done to help avoid the condition. We’ve…

Call for Applications Open: Advancing Frailty Care in the Community Collaborative

July 9, 2019

The call for applications is now closed. CFHI will communicate directly with all applicants. A merit review will take place and teams will be announced in the coming months. To improve care for older people with frailty and support their caregivers, the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement and Canadian Frailty Network invite you to join the…

CFN Op-ed: Older people are at greater risk from climate change

July 5, 2019

Every senior needs an emergency preparedness plan, developed with families and friends, and home care agencies. But government agencies and disaster management agencies must also take into account the unique needs of older Canadians living with frailty. CFN Scientific Director John Muscedere and Network Investigator George Heckman weigh-in on the consequences of climate change for older…

Research published by the IFA suggests that influenza vaccination has an additional layer of benefit– preventing frailty

July 4, 2019

A report released today by the International Federation on Ageing (IFA) highlights a key finding; the annual flu shot may have a protective effect in addition to preventing or reducing the severity of infection. The “Secondary Benefits of Influenza Vaccination” report found that the influenza vaccine may be effective in reducing the incidence and severity…

Frailty and Aging: How the Danish Experience Might Inform Canada

July 3, 2019

In keeping with CFN’s mandate to learn from international partnerships, Dr. Muscedere, CFN Scientific Director and CEO mobilized a group of Canadian healthcare leaders, researchers and clinicians to visit Denmark  in May 2018. Their goal was to see first-hand why Denmark is widely recognized as a world leader in providing effective healthcare and practical living support to…