This article provides a brief overview of aging in Canada and signs of abuse and neglect.  3 Pages.

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.

On Wednesday February 4, 2015 the Continuing Professional Development unit with the Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen’s University will be hosting a Geriatrics CPD event in Kingston, ON.

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.

These infosheets provide graphic information describing the parts of the brain associated with the 7 A's: Anosognosia, Amnesia, Aphasia, Agnosia, Apraxia, Altered Perception and Apathy.

These infosheets provide graphic information describing the parts of the brain, their relative functionality and associated behavoural responses to social and environmental triggers.

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)".

 Primary Care Education - GiiC Knowledge-to-Practice Workshops

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.

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