Highlights of this issue include a reading list on Mental Health Considerations for Older Adults. This month’s blog is by Gail Hawley Knowles, R.N., BA, MHs on Anxiety in Older Adults.  A listing of upcoming events, opportunities and updates related to aging, health and caring for older adults are included. 

Feb. 27th, 2020 from 12-1PM EST. Join Dr. Susan Hunter for this presentation as she discusses the epidemiology and risk factors for falls in people with dementia and mobility aids as a falls risk factor in people with dementia. To learn more or to register click here.

May 13, 2020 at the Saint Elias Banquet Centre, Ottawa from 8:15am to 4pm. The Regional Geriatric Program offers Geriatric Refresher Days for all those who work with the elderly.  The program includes keynote speakers, concurrent sessions and an opportunity for networking. Limited Time Offer! Early Bird Registration $75 until Feb 29,2020. Regular Registration $100. To view the agenda or to register click here.

Wed. Feb. 5th from 12-1PM EST. Join presenter Dr. Tom Schwizer as he reviews the current brain imaging literature on concussion and mTBI and shares new findings. He will also discuss some of the research linking head injury to dementia to future directions. To learn more and to register click here.

Tues. Jan. 14, 2020 from 12-1PM EST. Join presenter Dr. Ipsit Vahia for this webinar where participants will learn to recognize the common behavioural and psychotic symptoms associated with dementia; recognize how technologies can guide precision care; identify how to incorporate pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic approaches to managing behavioural symptoms. To register click here.

This reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of resources including considerations regarding:

  • special considerations for LGBT elders
  • ageism
  • the relationship between mental health and diabetes
  • self-harm
  • suicidal ideation
  • substance use disorders
  • eating disorders
  • grief in dementia
  • stigma
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • anxiety
  • personality disorder
  • exercise

4 pages. Last reviewed December 2019.

March 30-31, 2020 from 8am to 4pm at the 1026 Baseline Rd. Ottawa. This 2 day education series focuses on clinical topics related to the provision of care to older adults including sessions on dementia, delirium, depression, mobility, falls, capacity and living with risk.  To learn more or to register click here.

This reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of resources including considerations regarding:

  • delirium in acute care settings
  • post-operative delirium
  • prevention
  • non-pharmacological  interventions
  • delirium in palliative care
  • delirium in dementia
  • delirium and frailty

4 pages. Last reviewed November 2019.

This reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of resources including considerations regarding:

  • different types of dementia
  • pharmacological management
  • non-pharmacological interventions
  • mild cognitive impairment
  • hoarding behaviour in Alzheimer's disease
  • traumatic brain injury
  • agitation
  • suicide
  • sleep disturbance

4 pages. Last reviewed November 2019.

Wed. Nov. 6, 2019 from 12-1PM EST. Join Dr. Krista L. Lanctôt as she discusses the use of cannabinoids as a therapeutic intervention in dementia, particularly for agitation. Register here.

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