December 11, 2018 from 1-2pm EST. The Centre for Studies in Aging & Health is pleased to feature PhD Candidate Atul Jaiswal for this free Research & Innovation in Aging Forum webinar introducing the condition of dual sensory loss or deafblindness. The characteristics, epidemioogy and impact of dual sensory loss on life will be explored. The unique participation experiences of three categories of individuals in this population will be discussed. Register here.

We Can't Address What We Don't Measure Consistently. Building Consensus on Frailty in Canada

This report is authored by Dr. Samir Sinha, Allan McKee, Ivy Wong, Julie Dunning, Michael Nicin, and Dr. John Muscedere. It shows that frailty is a common condition more prevalent in older populations, which increases an individual’s risk of falls, emergency department visits, hospitalization, institutionalization, and death. The problem, the authors argue, is that frailty is not being measured consistently in Canada, which makes it difficult for health providers and governments to address.
 
The report urges the research and health care communities to come to consensus on a common definition of frailty, and argues that clinicians need to consider social factors, such as poverty, housing and loneliness, which can contribute to how well individuals cope with frailty. 56 pages. Last reviewed September, 2018.

Foodborne and Waterborne Illness Among Canadian Indigenous Populations: A Scoping Review

This scoping review investigated the link between food saftey and the occurrence of foodborne and waterborne illness in Canadian Indigenous populaitons. 7 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

An Examination of Residential Schools and Elder Health

This report investigates the health of First Nations and Labrador Inuit elders living in their home communities and the impact that residential schools have had on their social determinants of health. 28 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

Implications of Risk Factors for Alzheimer's Disease Canada's Indigenous Population

The objective of this study was to examine and compare the population attributable risk for Alzheimer's disease associated with six modifiable risk factors among Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples and among on- and off-reserve Indigenous peoples in Canada.7 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

Research on Indigenous Elders: From Positivistic to Decolonizing Methodologies

This article investigates various research methods with indigenous elders. The authors discuss the experience of disparities from isolation, discrimination, acculturation and / or lack of power. 10 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

Completing the Circle: Elders Speak About End-of-Life Care With Aboriginal Families in Canada

This articles includes the words spoken by Aboriginal elders from Saskatchewan, Canada in response to the question, "What would you like non-Aboriginal health care providers to know when providing end-of-life care for Aboriginal families?" 9 pages. Last reviewed November, 2018. 

Continuing Care in Indigenous Communities: Guidebook

This guide was created to support the development of continuing care services that support First Nations and Métis unique needs by Alberta Health Services, in partnership and consultation with First Nations and Métis representatives and the Government of Alberta. 33 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

Residential Schools and the Effects on Indigenous Health and Well-Being in Canada - A Scoping Review

The authors conducted a scoping review of empirical peer-reviewed literature investigating the extent and range of research on residential school attendance on specific health outcomes and the populations affected. 23 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

Developing Culturally Grounded Dementia Educational Materials for Indigenous Community-Based Care

This video features Drs' Jacklin and Blind's presentation outlining the development of six culturally relevant fact sheets on dementia and dementia care to be used by Indigenous family caregivers, health care providers and others to promote dementia awareness and care in Indigenous communities. 1hour 02min. Last reviewed November 2018.

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