Nov. 10: Mindmerge

Mindmerge - Technology & the Frail Elderly

Tuesday, November 10 (8:30 am - 4:00 pm) - Symposium

The MindMerge Symposium brought together researchers, knowledge users, decision-makers, members of the public, and community organizations to interact, exchange ideas, and learn from each other as we improve care for frail elderly Canadians. The event was hosted by the Canadian Frailty Network, the Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health at the University of Victoria, and Island Health.

To view PDF slides or a video of each speaker's presentation, click on the links below. Special thanks to the Centre on Aging for recording and posting these presentations.



John Muscedere
Scientific Director, TVN

TVN update


Jayna Holroyd-­Leduc
University of Calgary

Giving voice to frail elderly Canadians: A TVN citizen engagement initiative


Richard Sawatzky
Trinity Western University

Integrating a quality of life assessment and practice support system in palliative home care


Jeff Poss
University of Waterloo

Modeling changes in assessments to predict needs and guide care planning in a home care setting


Gloria Gutman
Simon Fraser University

Fostering end-­of-­life conversations, community and care among LGBT older adults


Debra Sheets
University of Victoria

eHOME-­iCARE: Supporting caregivers with technologies


Scott Hofer
Director University of Victoria Centre on Aging

Integrative longitudinal lifespan research and within-person assessment in the age of precision medicine


Marilyn Bater
Island Health

Frailty: The island experience


Ted Rosenberg
Home Team Medical Services

Home-based primary care for frail elderly people

Andre Kushniruk
Centre on Aging

Improving the usability of a kiosk for elderly users to aid in medication reconciliation


Elizabeth Borycki

Centre on Aging

Evaluating the impact of mobile devices use on home care visits: Issues and concerns


Karen Kobayashi
University of Victoria

(In)visible minorities in Canadian health data and research: A scoping review of the literature


Ron Duffell
University of Victoria

Supporting people at home: CanStayHome