The investigators sought to understand if older adults with bipolar disorder (BD) are at the same level of risk of death by suicide as younger adults. Their findings suggest that BD in combination with alcohol misuse, medication non-adherence as well as cognitive difficulties predict suicide ideation in older adults with BD. 13 pages. Last reviewed July 2018.
This video is a recording of a webinar presented by Dianna Drascic and Karuna Brandy on June 26, 2018. It explores the concept of how grief can be part of our ongoing lives that may begin at diagnosis or the first presentation of symptoms and continues to death and beyond, along with strategies to incorporate this grief into our lives and to use it to thrive. Watch now by clicking here.
This toolkit was prepared by Dr. Penny MacCourt for the Federal, Provincial and Territorial Forum of Ministers Responsible for Seniors (Canada). It includes ideas and examples of exchange events, suggestions for next steps, instructions for facilitators, tools, an event planning checklist, sample invitation, key presentation slides, event feedback form, reporting template and more. 76 pages. Last reviewed June 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 paper describes the context of later life and what resilience means in this context. Several points are reviewed regarding the development and function of resilience in the oldest-old and the younger old cohorts. 8 pages. Last reviewed June 2018.
This panel presentation included introductions to memory loss supports in South East Ontario in the primary care by Dianne McIntyre, geriatric psychiatry outreach by Dr. Melissa Andrews and geriatric medicine settings by Dr. John Puxty. 57 slidees. Last reviewed by May 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.
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between self-compassion and psychological resilience in a sample of residents living in a sample of residents living in a continuing care retirement community. 16 pages. Last reviewed May 2018.
This study aimed to examine whether perceived social support served as a possible protective factor of burden among caregivers of older adults in Singapore using moderation and mediation effects' models. 10 pages. Last reviewed May 2018.