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December 2020

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Congratulations to our members!

3 of the 9 research grants from the Fonds de recherche du Québec's Actions concertées competition under the theme of social exclusion and older adults « Les personnes aînées confrontées à l'exclusion sociale » were awarded to research teams involving an impressive number of CREGÉS members!

''Government Actions in Quebec: Impacts on Marginalized Older Adults or Those Experiencing the Dynamics of Social Exclusion'' (free translation) under the supervision of Patrik Marier.

''The Experiences of Social Exclusion and Inclusion Among People Aging with Neurodiversity and their Families’' under the supervision of Shari Brotman.

''Social Participation of Older Adults Facing Marginalization and Exclusion Dynamics, Development of Intervention Tools to Support their Inclusion in Community Recreational Settings: An Action Research Project'' (free translation) under the supervision of Hélène Carbonneau.

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collective work & video series

On October 1st, 2020, the collective work ''Getting Wise About Getting Old - Debunking Myths about Aging'' (UBC PRESS) was launched as part of National Senior’s Day. 

This is the English version of the book "Les vieillissements sous la loupe. Entre mythes et réalités'' (PUL) published in 2018. These books are the result of a collective project carried out by the Vieillissements, exclusions sociales et solidarités (VIES) partnership research team and CREGÉS.

Short Bilingual videos were also produced with the authors, in collaboration with the Ageing + Communication + Technologies (ACT) project. 

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''Preventing Dementia?
Critical Perspectives on a New Paradigm
of Preparing for Old Age’'

The conceptualization of dementia changed dramatically in recent years. It claims that through early detection and by controlling several risk factors, the prevention of dementia is possible. This book co-edited by Annette Leibing, CREGÉS researcher, looks at how this new conceptualization ignores many of the factors influencing dementia suffers’ prognosis including their history with education, food and exercise as well as their living in different epistemic cultures.

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Annette Leibing will present a CREGÉS conference on the subject on January 20, 2021, at 12 p.m. - Poster | Registration



Recent additions on our CREGÉS COVID-19 webpage

CREGÉS COVID-19 Interviews: Federalism and Long-Term Care during the Pandemic and Beyond with Daniel Béland and Mélanie Couture.

Watch the video (In French)

In addition, an
open-access article and the webinar recording of "Comparing Social Policy Responses to COVID-19 in Canada and in the United States'' (IHSP) with Daniel Béland.

Montreal in Mourning : Facing our Losses Together : Guide for Collective Mourning Rituals During the COVID-19 Pandemica tool produced by the direction de la santé publique of the CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l'île-de-Montréal in collaboration with Valérie Bourgeois-Guérin, Isabelle Van Pevenage et Zelda Freitas of the CREGÉS.

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In addition, an article on the guide with Zelda Freitas in the 360 newsletter of the CIUSSS West-Central Montreal

''Les aînés pourront fêter Noël hors CHSLD''This article  (Journal de Montréal) by Nora Lamontagne quotes several experts on the subject, including Shannon Hebblethwaite, who stresses the importance of striking a balance between the risks of catching the virus and the mental health risks of being isolated for so long 

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Inclusive Aging, Diversity,
Health and Well-Being

End-of-Life Concerns of Trans People
The last issue of the journal Frontières of the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) ''Nécropolitique, finitude et genres trans de l’UQAM'' under the direction of Isabelle Wallach and Denise Medico (UQAM) questions the way the relationship to death is expressed for those who do not conform to the binarity of the system, that is, trans and non-binary people.

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Aging among Gay and Lesbian older adults
The latest issue of the journal Nouvelles pratiques sociales of the Université du Québec à Montréal includes the article ''Le vieillissement chez les aînés gais et lesbiennes : entre la normalité, l’expression de besoins spécifiques et leur capacité d’agir'' written by Julie Beauchamp, Hélène Carbonneau and Line Chamberland (UQAM). The article explores the representations and perceptions of aging, the specific issues at the intersection of sexual orientation and advancing age, as well as the agency of gay and lesbian older adults.

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Realities of Caregiving within the LGBTQ+

In this episode of the McGill Cares Webcast series, Shari Brotman and other panellists discuss the unique challenges facing older adults and caregivers in the LGBTQ+ community. 

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Accessing Resources from the Quebec Health
and Social Services Network

In this episode of the McGill Cares Webcasts series Zelda Freitas, coordinator of the area of expertise in caregiving at CREGÉS explains how to access services for older adults and their caregivers in the Quebec health care system.

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In addition, an article from L'Appui pour les proches aidants d'aînés related to the webinar ''Identifier son réseau d'aide grâce à la cartographie de soutien - Care mapping'' (Hay Doun) and a radio interview (CJAD) with Zelda Freitas.



**This selection represents a sample of scientific publications by CREGÉS members. 


Bourgeois-Guérin, V., Grenier, A., Bourgeois-Guérin, É., Sussman, T. & Rothwell, D. (2020). « Vieillir dans la rue » : interprétations du temps par les aînés en situation d'itinérance. Revue québécoise de psychologie, 41(2). Read +

Brotman, S., Silverman, M., Boska, H. & Molgat, M. (2020). Intergenerational care in the context of migration: A feminist intersectional life-course exploration of racialized young adult women’s narratives of care. Affilia, 0886109920954408. Read +

Brotman, S., Ferrer, I. & Koehn, S. (2020). Situating the life story narratives of aging immigrants within a structural context: The intersectional life course perspective as research praxis. Qualitative Research, 20(4), 465– 484. Read+

Sussman, T., & al. (2020). Exploring the Acceptability and Relevance of Tool-supported Advance Care Planning (ACP) for a Long-term Care (LTC) Home EnvironmentBMC Palliative Care. Read +

Koehn, S., Ferrer, I. & Brotman, S. (2020). Between loneliness and belonging: Narratives of social isolation among immigrant older adults in Canada. Ageing & Society, online, 1–21. Read +

Beaulieu, M., Maillé, I., Bédard-Lessard, J., Carbonneau, H., Éthier, S., Fortier, J., Morin, C. & Sévigny, A. (2020). Promising practices of non-profit organizations to respond to the challenges faced in countering the mistreatment of older adults. VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations. Online First. Read +

Grenier, A. & al. (2020). Critical Knowledge Mobilization: Directions for Social GerontologyCanadian Journal on Aging / La Revue canadienne du vieillissement: 1-10. Read +

Grenier, A. (2020). The conspicuous absence of the social, emotional and political aspects of frailty: the example of the White Book on Frailty. Ageing and Society 40(11): 2338-2354. Read +

Book chapters

Khalili-Mahani N., d. S. B., Sawchuk K. (2020). The relationship between the seniors’ appraisal of cognitive-training games and game-related stress is complex: A mixed-methods study. In A. M. Stephanidis C., Gao Q., Zhou J. (Ed.), HCI International 2020 – Late beaking papers: Universal access and inclusive design. Lecture notes in computer science (Vol. 12426). Springer, Cham. Read +



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