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.
Highlights of this issue include a reading list on "Abuse & Neglect of Older Adults”, the latest sagelink blog, a listing of upcoming events and opportunities and updates from AGE-WELL, Baycrest, Behavioural Supports Ontario, BrainXchange, Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging, Centre for Studies in Aging and Health, Ontario Age-Friendly Communities Outreach Program, Ontario Community Support Association, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy, Regional Geriatric Program of Toronto, Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging, SE Research Centre and Seniors Health Knowledge Network.
November 7, 2019 from 1-2PM EST. Join presenter Dr.Janet Fast as she presents on how caregivers are n important part of AGE-WELL's community - from participating in projects to providing advice at the network level. To learn more and to register click here,
Oct. 23rd, 2019 from 9am to 7pm EST at McGill. This edition of the PATH symposium will (i) engage researchers, clinicians, educators, and trainees from a variety of disciplines including Kinesiology, Geriatric Medicine, Human Nutrition, and Endocrinology & Metabolism; and (ii) showcase emerging musculoskeletal health and aging research through a series of presentations. Learn more or register here.
Oct. 2, 2019 from 12-1PM EST. This webinar will provide participants with an introduction to LGBTQ2+ inclusion in health and social services, with a particular emphasis on shifting organizational culture, and bringing LGBTQ2+ inclusion into your everyday practice. Register here.
November 26, 2019 from 12-1PM EST. Dr. Allen Power, Schlegel Chair in Aging and Dementia Innovation, will address the sensitive issues around balancing choice versus risk for people living with dementia. Using the approach outlined in the previous webinar “Dementia Beyond Disease: Enhancing Well-Being” held on October 8, 2019, he will show how the desire to avoid risk, and operational decisions made as a result of this, can create an environment that may look “secure,” but is actually unsafe. Using real-life stories and situations, Dr. Power will show how we can best negotiate risk, in order to maximize well-being and individual rights. Click here to register.
October 8, 2019 from 12-1PM EST. Dr. Allen Power, Schlegel Chair in Aging and Dementia Innovation, will show the limitations a traditional view of dementia and, how this view has not only failed to provide support for those living with the diagnosis, but how it has led to the overuse of dangerous psychoactive medications. Dr. Power will describe an alternate view of dementia that focuses on the changing perspective of the individual and uses a framework of seven domains of well-being to understanding and address distress. He will outline the aspects of culture change that must take place in order to embed this new approach when caring for those living with dementia, and share stories of success. Click here to register.
This reading list provides links to and summaries of a variety of resources related to active aging. Topics covered include physical activity, the role of cognition, social activity/participation, perceptions / models and critical reviews of the concept of active aging and volunteerism. 4 pages. Last reviewed September 2019.
October 1st, 2019 from 9:30-10:30 AM EST. The IFA and World Health Organization are pleased to present Dr. Islene Araujo De Carvalho for this webinar introducing the WHO Guideines for the Integrated Care for Older People (ICOPE) and illustrate its potential impact within the context of Age-Friendly Environments. To learn more or to register click here.