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McGill University is collaborating with the Canadian Working Group on HIV and Rehabilitation (CWGHR) on a Canada-wide survey. We are attempting to better understand the mental health needs of older adults (50 years of age or older) living with chronic health conditions that result in episodic disability. Episodic disability is characterized by fluctuating periods and degrees of wellness and illness. These periods of wellness and illness are unpredictable. Because it is often difficult to predict when episodes of illness will occur, how severe they will be and how long they will last, episodic disability can have a negative impact on employment participation, income stability, coordination of care and social inclusion.

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