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.

This Institute for Healthcare Improvement publication describes the 4Ms framework to guide all care of older adults wherever and whenever they touch your health system's care and services. 60 pages. Last reviewed June 2019.

On July 8th, 2019 Dr. Chris Frank  reviewed the scant literature on the demographic factors common in health-care serial murderers; made the link between patient safety principles and Health Care Serial Murder (HCSM), and summarized relevant information arising from the Wettlaufer Inquiry. Watch the webinar recording here

Tues. June 11, 2019 from 12-1PM EST. Join this webinar presentation which will highlight which specialties are most likely to provide care to patients aged 65 and over; how intensively do physicians focus their practices on care for seniors and what types of medical care they provide. Register here.

June 19, 2019 from 2:30-3:30pm EST. Join presenters Kate Ducak & Emma Bender as they discuss intergenerational partnerships between long-term care (LTC) homes and secondary school students create opportunities to combat ageism, reduce negaive perceptions and improve well-being through positive experiences. Participants will understand the benefits of experiential learning placements in LTC for secondary school students, residents and team members; learn how to use Experiential Learning in LTC guidebook and online toolkit to support LTC homes and secondary schools in establishing meaningful and impactful partnerships; leave with practical strategies and resources to start or enhance your experiential learning partnerships.  To learn more or to register click here.

This reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of resources related to dual sensory impairment and loss in older adults. Themes include:

  • screening
  • rehabilitation
  • assistive technology
  • mental health
  • quality of life
  • dementia 

4 pages. Last reviewed Dec. 2019.

The investigators sought to assess the effects of moderate exercise training on sleep quality and on the metabolic profile of elderly people with a sedentary lifestyle. 6 pages. Last reviewed May 2019.

This document focuses  on adults with a progressive, life-limiting illness, who would benefit from palliative care along with the supports required for their families and caregivers. This document emphasizes the important role of education in building capacity for palliative care, as well as the need for providers to have the necessary competetncies. 181 pages. Last reviewed May 2019.

This article describes findings from an investigation using data from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging. 9 pages. Last reviewed April 2019.

This article focuses on the state of science related to audiological rehabilitation of individuals with dual sensory impairment with a focus on considerations of appropriate hearing assistive technology for this population. 7 pages. Last reviewed April 2019.

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