Date(s) - 03/03/2019
11:00 - 12:30
The CHHA Vancouver Branch is looking forward to hosting another exciting programme for you all!
The first event of the year will be a session by Kathy Pichora-Fuller on Aging Well with Hearing Loss. Research suggests connections between hearing loss and age-related physical and psychological health issues, including dementia, social isolation and loneliness. Finding explanations for these connections could help individuals, clinicians and policy makers to find solutions to promote healthy aging for people who are hard of hearing. One hypothesis is that hearing loss increases a person’s risk of social isolation which in turn increases risk of cognitive decline. Data from the Canadian Longitudinal Study of Aging show a connection between hearing and cognition, a connection between social engagement and cognition, but only weak support for the hypothesis that social engagement explains connections between hearing and cognition. Early data from the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging for older adults seen at memory clinics show differences in cognition dending on hearing. The discussion will explore what this research may mean to CHHA members, goals for future research, and possible implications for healthy aging.
Kathy Pichora-Fuller is a Full Professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto. Previously, she taught Audiology at the University of British Columbia. She combines clinical experience in rehabilitative audiology with experimental psychology and has earned an international reputation for her interdisciplinary approach linking research on auditory and cognitive processing during communication in everyday life. She is the audiology expert for the Canadian Longitudinal Study of Aging and a member of the sensory-cognitive-communication team of the Canadian Consortium on Neuro-degeneration in Aging.
CART Captioning will be provided for this session by Accurate Realtime Inc.
Please use street parking.
There will be a light lunch served after the talk.
Each attendee must RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org before March 3, 2019.