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.
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.
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 issue of “prevention Tactics” provides an overview of considerations related to prescription drug usage in older adults. The author describes how older adults are more vulnerable to drug misuse, substances that can compound the effects of misuse/abuse, commonly prescribed medications, prevalence of use, contributing factors to misuse/abuse as well as strategies for communities to address these problems.
This handout from the Canadian Research Network for Care in the Community provides an overview of why it is important to focus on diversity in informal caregiving, strategies to address the challenges and a listing of available supports.
Within the process of providing end-of-life care, cultural factors can significantly influence patients’ reactions to their illnesses and the decisions they make. As a patient and his or her family transitions from point to point in the process of coping with the serious illness, culture may impact key aspects.