The overall aim of this report was to provide a critical review of the scientific literature and data available on elder abuse, with a special emphasis on the Canadian situation. The report reviews and explores data on seniors as victims of crime (targeted and otherwise) and puts forward suggested research areas to address gaps in the literature.
Dr. Gary Bloch explores the impact of poverty on the health of his primary care patients. He suggests that poverty should be treated like any other health condition and offers suggestions about how to best help this population. 18:07 minutes.
Behaviour is responsive. It occurs in response to stimuli from physical, social and/or emotional environments. In particular, those who are diagnosed with dementia are particularly sensitive to their enviroment and associated behavioural responses are triggered by events or interactions. The resulting changes in behaviour are often referred to as "Behavioural & Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD)".
As part of the GiiC (Geriatrics, Interprofessional, Interorganizational, Collaboration) Project, South East Ontario health professionals particpated in a series of Knowledge-to-Practice Workshops aimed at enhancing the care of frail seniors in primary care.
This chapter of the Introduction to Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD): A Handbook for Family Physicians outlines the general approaches to the management of behavioural and psychological symptoms in dementia. 22 pages.
This chapter of the Introduction to Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD): A Handbook for Family Physicians outlines the benefits of early detection of cognitive impairment in dementia as well as screening and diagnosis. 14 pages.