Canada's first national dementia strategy sets out a vision for the future and identifies common principles and national objectives to help guide actions by all levels of government, non-governmental organizations, communities, families and individuals. The actions undertaken to achieve the strategy's national objectives may evolve over time, but every action will bring Canada closer to the vision of a Canada in which all people living with dementia and caregivers are valued and supported, quality of life is optimized, and dementia is prevented, well understood, and effectively treated.
This UK report aims to raise awareness of an often overlooked population, to promote greater understanding of support needs and recommend approaches that offer better, high quality care. 16 pages. Last reviewed March 2019.
This report examines the benefits of social participation and makes recommendations for a tool or tools based on the evidence to evaluate the impacts of social centres in the future. 84 pages. Last reviewed October 2018.
This global report from the World Federation of the Deafblind seeks to start a dialogue between international disability rights and development stakeholders and is on based on research combining the largest population-based analysis of persons with deafblindness. 66 pages. Last reviewed September 2018.
This publication by the Parliamentary Committee on Palliative and Compassionate Care advocates for the implementation of a number of recommendations related to palliative and end-of-life care, suicide prevention and elder abuse. 192 pages. Last reviewed July 2018.
This report for the Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers Responsible for Seniors (Canada) provides an introduction to the issue of social isolation, how to prevent and address social isolation and suggestions for next steps. 56 pages. Last reviewed June 2018.
This report presents key findings on physical, mental, and social aspects of aging using data collected from 50,000 Canadians aged 45-85. It highlights insights related to: physical and psychological health, loneliness and social isolation, caregiving and care receiving, transportation and mobility, work and retirement, physical function, disability and falls, lesbian, gay and bisexual aging, and lifestyle and behaviour, among others. 210 pages. Last reviewed May 2018.
This report focuses on stroke survivors admitted to complex continuing care and long-term care facilities in Ontario between 2010 and 2015. The report describes stroke survivors’ health status and trajectories of care, and evaluates the nature and extent of rehabilitation therapy and other stroke best practices available in the two types of facilities.