Please join us Thursday, April 29 at Noon (ET) for the webinar presentation, ‘The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of older adults: A longitudinal analysis from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA),’ presented by Dr. Parminder Raina, lead principal investigator of the CLSA.
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the majority of research has focused on understanding the epidemiology, diagnostics and pathogenesis of SARS-CoV-2. However, it is also important to understand the mental health consequences in populations such as older adults who are disproportionally affected by both COVID-19 and pandemic mitigation measures. Using longitudinal data from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA), this webinar will highlight a forthcoming study examining the impact of the COVID-19 on the mental health of older adults during the initial lockdown and after re-opening following the first wave in Canada. The webinar will also explore the demographic, social and health-related factors that were associated with changes in the prevalence of depression in older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Parminder Raina is a professor in the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence and Impact at McMaster University and scientific director of the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging. He holds a Canada Research Chair in Geroscience and the Raymond and Margaret Labarge Chair in Research and Knowledge Application for Optimal Aging. He is a member of the National Seniors Council and is the lead principal investigator of the CLSA.