This reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of resources related to health literacy and older adults. Topics include:

  • research on health literacy among older adults
  • online resources / ehealth
  • cognition
  • treatment and medication adherence
  • cancer
  • exercise 

5 pages. Last reviewed December 2019.

This article examined the effectiveness of health literacy oriented programs on physical activity behaviour among middle aged and older adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. 6 pages. Last reviewed April 2019.

This publication describes an American systematic review in which the investigators found a need for a standardized and clinically validated health literacy screening tool and to improve health care strategies for older adults with low health literacy. 13 pages. Last reviewed April 2019.

This article describes a study conducted utilizing a systematic literature review to evaluate health literacy programs targeted at older adults.14 pages. Last reviewed April 2019.

This UK report aims to raise awareness of an often overlooked population, to promote greater understanding of support needs and recommend approaches that offer better, high quality care. 16 pages. Last reviewed March 2019.

This billingual article describes the findings of a cross-sectional, self-administered survey of Canadian family physicians and other health professionals investigating perceived barriers and enablers of advance care planning (ACP) in the primary care setting. 9 pages. Last reviewed March 2019.

Friday, March 15, 2019, 12 – 1 pm ET join presenters Jennifer Zelmer, Paul L’Archevêque and Erik Sande for this webinar where they will discuss the key foundational concepts of value-based health care, share current activities in Canada including early lessons learned and more. Register here.

This article describes a study aimed at developing a better understanding of the current operations of two family health teams in Ontario. The findings provide a helpful basis for implementing interventions in primary care. 10 pages. Last reviewed January 2019.

Wed. April 24, 2019 2PM EST join this free AGE-WELL presentation. In this webinar, participants will:

• Learn about how AGE-WELL has advanced the development of technologies to enhance the home lives of Canadian seniors and their caregivers

• Understand the global context of technology and aging and where Canada fits

• Discover examples of successful AGE-WELL innovations being implemented today

Register here.

Thurs. Mar, 28th 2019 from 12-1PM EST. This seminar features a presentation by Jielan Xu, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow from the University of Toronto.  To join in person come to 246 Bloor St. W., 4th Floor Webinar Room 422. Click here to join via live stream.  All presentations are recorded and available online within a week. 

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