March 30 - April 1 at the Toronto Congress Centre. The Ontario Long Term Care Association & Ontario Retirement Communities Association are hosting this convention & trade show. It is Canada's largest gathering of long-term care and retirement home professionals. With more than 1,200 delegates and over 250 exhibitors, this year's event will feature exception keynote speakers and educational session that cover a range of hot topics in both the long-term care and retirement community sectors. Registration is now open and early-bird rates are available until February 14. For more information, please visit the conference website.
Nov. 20th from 2-4pm EST at the Good Companions Seniors' Centre, Ottawa. Join Dr. Neil Thomas of the Bruyère Memory Program as he presents his research about data, technology and how sensors can help support people with dementia. For more information or to register click here.
A number of educational opportunities are scheduled in South East Ontario to support volunteers, caregivers and health care professionals improve their ability to care for people with potentially life-limiting illness. To view the 2019-2020 calendar click here.
September 19, 2019 from 12-1PM EST join presenter Sarah Gibbens and Susan Bacque as they discuss a co-design project aimed at developing educational resources for family/friend caregivers of older adults living with frailty. To learn more or to register click here.
Canada's first national dementia strategy sets out a vision for the future and identifies common principles and national objectives to help guide actions by all levels of government, non-governmental organizations, communities, families and individuals. The actions undertaken to achieve the strategy's national objectives may evolve over time, but every action will bring Canada closer to the vision of a Canada in which all people living with dementia and caregivers are valued and supported, quality of life is optimized, and dementia is prevented, well understood, and effectively treated.
This resource for Ontarians is intended to support individuals with a life-limiting illness and discusses advance care planning, goals of care, treatment decisions and informed consent. 2 pages. Last reviewed May 2019.
This information guide is intended for patients, families and caregivers. It helps explain how Parkinson's disease can affect nutrition, how to test for swallowing problems, what can be done to help and information on tube feeding. 8 pages. Last reviewed December 2018.