Baycrest Health Sciences in partnership with North East Specialized Geriatric Centre, will hold Cycle 3 of "Project ECHO Care of the Elderly" (ECHO COE) from January 8, 2018 – March 19, 2019 on Tuesdays 11:00am-12:00 pm. The goal of this free telehealth education program is to enhance the quality of care for older adults in Ontario, by improving the knowledge and skills of health care providers. To learn more click here.


Canadian Frailty Network

Thu, Feb 28, 2019 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST John Hirdes & George Heckman of the University of Waterloo will present a webinar where they will discuss the project where they trained volunteers to support group Advance Care Planning (ACP) activity sessions. The sessions aimed to inform, promote conversation and break down barriers around ACP stigma. For more information and registration details, click here.

Lifetime Risk of Diabetes Among First Nations and non-First Nations People, 6 pages, Last reviewed December, 2018

This article describes a population-based cohort study investigating the lifetime risk of diabetes in a cohort of 70,631 First Nations persons and 7,732,214 non-First Nations peoples aged 18 years and older in Alberta, Canada. Differences were observed between genders and between geographies. The authors conclude that the observed probabilities suggest that over a quarter of all First Nations men and women will develop diabetes in their lifetime.   

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 from 12:00-1:00PM EST. Join Dr. Parminder Raina for this webinar as he describes the research in aging conducted at McMaster University and how this research can be used to drive public and policy impact. Proving examples of community-based research projects that are currently underway, Dr. Raina will describe how knowledge translation tools like the McMaster Optimal Aging Portal can be used to influence the lives of today's older adults. Register here.

This reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources. Topics related to Indigenous Elders include:
  • dementia
  • palliative care
  • end-of-life
  • disparities and inequalities
  • successful aging
  • culturally sensitive care
  • nutrition
  • diabetes
  • cancer
  • frailty
  • LGBTQ
  • abuse and trauma

6 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

Friday December 7th, 2018 from 12-1pm EST. Join presenters Dr. Joyce Lee and Pharmacist Greta Mah as they discuss the North York General Hospitals Parkinson's program. To learn more or to register click here.

This paper reports population-level data on dementia in the First Ntarions population in Alberta, Canada. 6 pages. Last reviewed November, 2018.

This conference report  is organized into sections focused on care and support, research, awareness raising, stigma reduction, cross-cutting issues and what success might look like. 23 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

This workbook provides an outline for creating local palliative care programs in First Nations communities with the goal of supporting other First Nations communities interested in developing a palliative care program. 84 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

This article provides a Canadian example of implementing a public health approach to palliative care in an Indigenous context utilizing participatory action research. 28 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

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