This website provides helpful information for older adults to help keep them safe from abuse; information for families and friends to help them identify abuse and for everyone to know what to do if abuse or neglect happens.

For most people the Christmas season means sweet treats, decking the halls and celebrations galore, but for some elderly people, a feeling of depression, also referred to as Blue Christmas, sets in at this time of year.

With the holidays comes added obligations, an increased demand on finances, visits from extended family, and other added stressors which can make the holidays overwhelming for both the caregiver and those being cared for.

For many seniors, the holidays are not a time of celebration and joy, but only serve as reminders of how lonely he or she may be, the friends that have passed on, the lack of family get-togethers and an inability to participate in such events. Commonly known as the holiday blues, elderly depression during the holidays affects singles, divorcees, and seniors around the world, and not only during the traditional holidays of Thanksgiving and Christmas, but other events as well.

This website provides many alternative approaches to treating and supporting people with dementia; drug therapies and complementary and alternative therapies.

How dementia is treated will depend on the cause.  This webpage provides an easy to understand overview of different treatment options based on different causes.

There is still much to learn about the possible causes of dementia, including Alzheimer's disease - the most common form of dementia. Developing better and more accurate methods of diagnosis is an important research focus. Currently there is no single test that can accurately diagnose dementia. This website also has many helpful tools and resources.

Des études ont démontré qu’en dépit du fait que les citoyens canadiens et leurs équipes soignantes reconnaissent l’importance de la planification préalable des soins (PPS).
Studies have shown that despite the fact that Canadian citizens and their caregivers recognize the importance of Advance Care Planning (ACP), it remains difficult to talk about it.

Lorsque la Dre Lenore Zou, médecin de famille à Dundas (Ontario), a décidé de participer au projet de recherche i-GAP (Improving Advance Care Planning in General Practice), elle était heureuse à l’idée d’en apprendre davantage sur la planification préalable des soins et d’évaluer les outils utilisés pour appuyer ces difficiles discussions avec les patients. Or, bien qu’elle ait constaté que la plupart des patients et des familles sont réceptifs à ces outils, elle a aussi découvert que certains ne veulent tout simplement pas aborder le sujet.
When Dr. Lenore Zou, a family physician in Dundas, Ontario, decided to participate in the i-GAP (Improving Advance Care Planning in General Practice) project, she was pleased to learn more about the Planning and evaluating the tools used to support these difficult discussions with patients. Although she has found that most patients and families are receptive to these tools, she has also discovered that some simply do not want to talk about it.

Avez-vous amorcé une discussion sur la planification préalable des soins avec vos proches et amis?

Aidez-nous à convaincre d’autres Canadiens de faire de même. Envoyez-nous simplement une photo de vous avec vos mandataire(s), parents, enfants, frères, sœurs ou amis accompagnée d’une courte citation expliquant les raisons pour lesquelles vous croyez que la planification préalable des soins est importante. Nous allons publier ici toutes les photos et citations reçues afin d’encourager d’autres à ouvrir le dialogue eux aussi! Transmettez-nous une photo de vous avec les gens à qui vous avez parlé de vos volontés :