The Centre for Studies in Aging & Health is pleased to announce that the Southeastern Ontario Portal for Advance Care Planning (ACP) and Health Care Consent (HCC) website is up and ready for your feedback and recommendations.  The site has been developed to provide information that is important to Health Care Providers and people living in Ontario.

We invite you to participate in the user-testing feedback survey.

Aging.com is a resource to help seniors and their families learn more about the specifics of planning for their later years.  They've provided facts(American based), on how to continue enjoying a long, healthy life as well as ways to reduce the risks of falling.

On Wed. Oct. 11th from 12-1pm EDT, presenters Susan Bonomo and Jennifer Wright as they discuss their fall prevention strategy.  For more information or to register click here.

On Wednesday February 7th at McMasters main campus, Kristen Jacklin of the University of Minnesota Medical School will be presenting on the need to offer tailored approaches to dementia care to Indigenous communities. To learn more click here.

This reading list provides links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources related to the substance misuse and abuse in older adults. Prescription, legal and illicit substances are included. 2 pages. 

The authors of this article provide a review of epidemiological findings focusing on illicit drug use disorders and nonmedical use of prescription drugs among older adults.  

This review explored patterns of illicit substance abuse among the elderly, drugs of abuse, how to recognize and treat illicit substance abuse in the elderly.

This webpage discusses the demographics and prevalence of substance abuse among older adults, physical and psychological aspects of substance abuse and misuse, barriers to identification and treatment and needed actions.

This first report of the Older Persons’ Substance Misuse Working Group of the Royal College of Psychiatrists reviews risk factors, effects and complications, assessment, treatment and service models.

This article discusses trends related to substance abuse in older adults, challenges in identifying substance users and recommendations for social workers.

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