This checklist identifies environmental adaptations for seniors that could help prevent accidents and enhance independent living at home. Guidelines on how to hire a reputable contractor are included.

The research article provides an update on changes to the Canadian Preventive Care Checklist (PCC) Form© including updates on vitamin D and calcium supplementation, depression screening and lifestyle modifications in obese patients, blood pressure targets in hypertension, dyslipidemia screening, and new vaccination recommendations from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI). 5 Pages.

Nov 7-10, 2019 at the Donald Gordon Conference Centre, Kingston. This small group learning program and preceptorship is for Family Physicians living within LHIN 9 and LHIN 10.  If you have any questions regarding the program please contact Jenny DeBruyn by phone 613-533-6000 x78395 or email debruynj@queensu.ca

FASTlinks is a series of web-based maps that display links for elder care services in South East Ontario organized into 10 common elder care domains. The 10 domains are organized by function, rather than disease diagnosis. FASTlinks was developed by the CSAH in collaboration with the Aging with Co-morbidities Network.

The authors review the presentation of hoarding and provides basic management approaches and resources for family physicians.

The Retired Teachers of Ontario Foundation is announcing a funding opportunity for projects that focus on research into educational initiatives for health and social care professionals designed to improve the health and wellness of older adults. This competition is open to qualified grantees based in Ontario and British Columbia.  Deadline for applications is April 11, 2018.  For details please see the pdf.  Please direct any questions to jsobie@rto-ero.org.

This article provides family physicians with an update on the approach to diagnosis and management of inappropriate sexual behaviour in persons with dementia.

This fact sheet covers screening and identification, diagnosis and management strategies of alcohol misuse and dependence in older adults.

This article was written for family physicians and gives an overview of epidemiology, pharmacology of alcohol and aging, adverse effects of excessive alcohol use, identifying alcohol problems in older adults, clinical management and treatment options.

The elderly population of the future may not look much like the old people of today. It will be less white and with fewer native English speakers. That means physicians, nurses, social workers and health aides will have to adapt to our increasingly diverse society.

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