This chapter of the Introduction to Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD): A Handbook for Family Physicians outlines the structural/functional aspects of the brain, along with the 7 A's of dementia.  20 pages.

The Core Geriatrics Curriculum includes topics routinely covered within the undergraduate and resident teachings in Geriatric Medicine at Queen's University. Materials will also be relevant to other health professional groups.

No single factor can determine a person’s quality of life. Quality of life is an important aspect to consider when caring for older people no matter where it is they reside.

The content in this section addresses the common issues facing older persons that impact on health. The majority of individuals over 65 years of age have at least one or more chronic diseases such as arthritis, hypertension, heart disease, COPD, diabetes, dementia and osteoporosis. This section will be updated regularly as new materials are made available.

The majority of older adults age well and are healthy however, a significant sub-group do not and are often termed “frail”.

This section provides an introduction to information and concepts that will guide un

This handout outlines the importance and impact of an early diagnosis. It provides key statistics and offers next steps after a diagnosis. 2 Pages.

The Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy’s main focus is the reduction of hip fractures and other osteoporotic fractures in Ontario through the collaboration of key stakeholders and partnerships.  Resources include links to education, patient education and the newsletter which provides information on programs, projects and research updates. Regional lead contact information is available. Last reviewed August 2018.

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