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This collection offers online resources that are relevant to seniors health and well-being: planning documents, reports, statistics, best practice guidelines, knowledge transfer and exchange products, tools and much more. 

Our Resource Centre is always developing. We draw on the knowledge of our partners within the Seniors Health Knowledge Network, our library service, Information Specialists, Knowledge Brokers and the many members involved in our communities.
 

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BP Blogger: Dysphagia (Swallowing)

Thanks to Elizabeth Ursu and the members on the core Nutrition Community of Practice team, this BP Blogger, focusing on Dysphagia (Swallowing), has been developed. It, like the other BP Bloggers help to bring to light a number of myths. In addition, there are resources on Best Practices, guidelines, articles, and websites to use to support a change in practice. The BP Blogger is succinct in explanation and design, making it useful for anyone dealing with swallowing difficulties.

Publication Date: 
Thu, 08/16/2012

Diabetes 101 Series - Insulin Therapy - Reading List

To support the Diabetes Community of Practice in their desire to create webinars, Doris Nussbaumer, the Information Specialist responsible to support this CoP's endeavours, has created a reading list. It is a bibliographic list of the latest articles avaliable in the last five years that has been published.

Search on "Diabetes 101" to see what else is avaliable to you.

Publication Date: 
Mon, 03/18/2013

Skills Video Series - Denture Care for Seniors

Series 1/13-- In this video clip on Oral Health Care Skills, we (the Oral Health Community of Practice (CoP)) deal with the topic of Denture Care. Kellie Bogle, from Halton Region, leads us through this short workshop on Denture Care. Clip is about 20 minutes long. In the attached PDF are the slides used by Kellie. Use this resource to improve or support your practice.

Publication Date: 
Tue, 08/21/2012

Skills Video Series - Tools of the Oral Health Trade for Seniors

<p>Series 2/13-- In this video clip on Oral Health Care Skills, we (the Oral Health Community of Practice (CoP)) deal with the topic of Tools of the Oral Health Trade. Kellie Bogle, from Halton Region, leads us through this short workshop on the equipment most helpful and recommended for seniors oral health care. Clip is about 20 minutes long. In the attached PDF are the slides used by Kellie. Use this resource to improve or support your practice.</p>

Publication Date: 
Tue, 08/21/2012

A method for identifying research priorities for health systems research on health and aging

Abstract: A rapid and feasible priority-setting method conducted within a limited budget was used to identify research topics that would have an influence on health services for older adults. Health and aging researchers, policy makers, and caregivers were recruited to complete Delphi surveys that generated and ranked topics and identified other potential researchers. An interdisciplinary team of researchers was selected to produce and submit a proposal to a peer-review-granting agency.

Publication Date: 
Fri, 04/26/2013

A.C.T.I.V.E Guide Uptake and Dissemination: Lessons Learned, Challenges and Opportunities

ACTIVE stands for Active, Care Planning, Team Commitment, Implementation, Verificaiton of Approach, Evaluation of Outcomes. These are useful guidelines for activity professionals in various areas, such as: Assistant, Fitness supervisor, Health promotors, Physiotheraptist Aids, Recreationist. Restorative Care Professional, and Rehabiliation Specialist.

Publication Date: 
Thu, 01/01/2009

Alzheimer Jan-2013 ReadingList

January in Canada is Alzheimer's Month. To support the Seniors Health Knowledge Network members in being current with research on the topic of Alzheimer Disease, Lindsay Ogilvie, the Information Specialist, has created a reading list. It is a bibliographic list of the latest articles avaliable that has been published. She has over 60 articles titles with links to abstracts.

Publication Date: 
Mon, 01/07/2013

Alzheimer Society - Toronto Resource Centre

The Alzheimer Society of Toronto Resource Centre has a large collection of materials on Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, available for loan to clients across Ontario. The collection includes books, DVDs, talking books, periodicals, non-English materials, a children’s collection, and electronic texts which may be downloaded. Our catalogue includes links to a vast array of online dementia information – books, videos, audiofiles, websites, in over 90 different languages.

American Association for Respiratory Care

Since 1947, the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) has been committed to enhancing the professionalism of respiratory care practitioners, improving their performance on the job, and helping broaden their scope of knowledge. With more than 35,000 members nationwide, the AARC is the only professional society for respiratory therapists in hospitals and with home care companies, managers of respiratory and cardiopulmonary services, and educators who provide respiratory care training.

American Society on Aging

Founded in 1954, the American Society on Aging is an association of diverse individuals bound by a common goal: to support the commitment and enhance the knowledge and skills of those who seek to improve the quality of life of older adults and their families. The membership of ASA is a multidisciplinary array of professionals who are concerned with the physical, emotional, social, economic and spiritual aspects of aging. They range from practitioners, educators, administrators, policymakers, business people, researchers, students, and more.

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: Integrated care pathway for the Champlain district (2nd Ed.)

This 48 paged PDF is a collaborative work of Champlain Community Access Centre, The Rehabilitation Centre, The Ottawa Hospital, VHA Health and Home Support and the ALS Ontario. Although it was written in 2008, it appears to be overview on the ALS disease. For example: rate of possible progression, various symptoms, energy savings, impact emotionally, connection to experts, as well as pathways (motor, airways, auditory, an mental), issues on eating, swallowing, being intimate. The file has resources suggestions in the appendices.

Anticholinergic Cognitive Burden Scale

Aging Brain Program from the Indianapolis Discovery Network for Dementia has created a scale called the Anticholinergic Cognitive Burden (ACB). This useful list of generic and brand name medications (whether prescription or over-the-counter) are placed on a scale of one, two, or three. Based on the possible amount of anticholinergic content, one can expect more of an cognitve impairment change if used for six or more years.Drugs listed in list ONE can contain anticholinergic properties.

Publication Date: 
Wed, 04/04/2012

Aphasia is a reality - Blog and Brochure

Aphasia impacts a person’s ability to express language and process language...speech, writing and reading. It is a disorder of isolation, confidence and frustration, partly the result of people who have aphasia can’t communicate their ideas, thoughts and experience, and there is not enough public support or services to support our journey to recovery.

Publication Date: 
Tue, 01/08/2013

Arts, Humanities and Social Science in Medicine (AHSSM) EIG

A network joining arts, humanities and social sciences of medicine with an educational interest (Arts, Humanities and Social Science in Medicine (AHSSM) Education Interest Group (EIG) website).They want to share information of those "engaged in arts-based, humanities and social sciences-based teaching in medical and health professional education." This network is sponored by the Canadian Association for Medical Education (CAME).

Publication Date: 
Tue, 07/24/2012

AUTO21

Click here to visit AUTO21--one of the funders for our research. AUTO21 is a Network of Centres of Excellence (NCE). This R & D program is supported by the government of Canada. This network is dedicated to building a stronger automotive sector in Canada through collaborative research in the public and private sectors. Information can be found on their website.

Publication Date: 
Tue, 07/24/2012

Be Food Safe

This bold new Be Food Safe creative platform has been developed specifically for and with input of leading retailers and suppliers, industry and government. It is designed to remind consumers about important safe food handling practices at the places where they shop for food.

Retailers, food and consumer product companies and other organizations interested in promoting these preventative health messages are invited to work with the Partnership.

Best Practices for the Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers

In this article, the Canadian Association of Wound Care puts for- ward 12 recommendations for best practices in the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers that focus on an interdisciplinary patient-centered approach. These recommendations are a synthesis of the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research guidelines, European guidelines, and current literature as interpreted by the Canadian experience and achieved through a national consensus panel. The article concludes that best practice guidelines must be fluid documents that respond to new evidence and experience.

Book Chapter: High-risk patients: the frail older adult living in long-term care homes

As a highly recommended resource, this textbook contains chapters written by expert leaders, educators and researchers in geriatric oral health. Most of the chapter authors have published in dental research journals. Members of the Oral Health CoP were requested to submit a book chapter on oral health in long-term care, a rare topic in dental textbooks.

Publication Date: 
Fri, 08/31/2012

Book Chapter: Oral health, dysphagia, and aspiration pneumonia

As a highly recommended resource, this textbook contains chapters written by expert leaders, educators and researchers in geriatric oral health. Most of the chapter authors have published in dental research journals. Members of the Oral Health CoP were requested to submit a book chapter on oral health in long-term care, a rare topic in dental textbooks.

Publication Date: 
Fri, 08/31/2012

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