The ECHO Care of the Elderly team is excited to launch a special 6-week Dementia Series in partnership with the Alzheimer Societies of Ontario and Toronto. The Dementia Series aims to help primary care providers expand their skills and build their capacity in the care of people with dementia.

Sessions run Wednesdays from 3:00pm-4:30pm starting October 30 to December 4, 2019.

If you are interested in participating in the Dementia Series, please apply here

The research article provides an update on changes to the Canadian Preventive Care Checklist (PCC) Form© including updates on vitamin D and calcium supplementation, depression screening and lifestyle modifications in obese patients, blood pressure targets in hypertension, dyslipidemia screening, and new vaccination recommendations from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI). 5 Pages.

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 from 12-1PM EST. Join Dr. Peter Butt as he discusses recommended low-risk drinking guidelines for older adults, as well as prevention, screening and treatment recommendations from the upcoming guidelines. To learn more 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.

Dec. 11, 2019 from 4:30-6:00pm EST. This free webinar is offered by Queen's University's Continuing Professional Development office. To learn more or to register click here.

Nov. 27, 2019, 4:30-6:00pm. This free webinar is offered by Queen's University's Continuing Professional Development office. By the end of this webinar participants will be able to integrate legal and compassionate considerations into the decision making processes of MAiD and evaluate on a case-by-case basis the legal implications of MAiD clinical practice. This is one in a series of related webinars. To learn more or to register click here.

Oct. 30, 2019, 4:30-6:00pmThis free webinar is offered by Queen's University's Continuing Professional Development office.  By the end of this overview participants will be able to integrate learning about the processes of Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) in their clinical decision making processes.  This is one in a series of upcoming webinars. To learn more or to register click here.

Oct. 16, 2019 from 4:30-6:00pm EST. This free webinar is offered by Queen's University's Continuing Professional Development office.  By the end of this overview participants will be able to integrate learning about the processes of Palliative End of Life Care (PEOLC) into their clinical decision making processes; identify applicable resources to PEOLC clinical processes and navigate conversations with patients leading to a PEOLC course of treatment.  This is the first in a series of upcoming webinars. To learn more or to register click here.

Oct. 18, 2019 from 12-1PM EST join presenters Dr. Gary Nagile and Dr. Mark Rapport as they describe dementia-related driving risks, review recent changes to Fitness to Drive reporting policy in Ontario, and discuss how to interpret and deal with these changes in clincial practice. To learn more or to register click here.

November 22, 2019 from 8:30am to 12pm EST at York Region Public Health. The Step Ahead to Fall Prevention in Older Adults training program is for health care providers and caregivers providing care to older adults. The goal of this free training session is to increase knowledge, skills and awareness about the causes of falling and to recommend fall prevention strategies for the older adults whom health care providers and caregivers work with.

Topics covered include:

  • aging
  • ageism
  • learned helplessness
  • risk factors for falls
  • changing behavior through supportive coaching

The program is evidence based and utilizes current research, adult learning principals and best practices in fall prevention.

To register please contact Christine Grimbly at 1-877-464-9675 ext 74612
Email: Christine.Grimbly@york.ca

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