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.
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.
The Canadian Frailty Network is seeking individuals who would like to take part in a global Delphi survey that we are conducting in order to identify a set of common outcomes for frailty (e.g. mobility, mental health status, cardio/lung health). To learn more or to participate click here.
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.
This inventory of fall prevention resources and learning opportunities is designed to support those who are caring for a loved one living with dementia or cognitive impairment to understand the risks of falls and create plans to reduce the risks. It is a ‘living’ document that should continue to grow as additional resources and learning opportunities are located. The resources that are noted below have been organized by a topic framework and prefaced by description of what the evidence indicates in the references. 38 pages. Last reviewed October 2018.