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 ESTDr. 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.

Baycrest, in partnership with North East Specialized Geriatric Centre, is recruiting for the Fall 2019 program of "Project ECHO Care of the Elderly Long-Term Care (ECHO COE LTC), a telehealth education program that aims to help primary care providers build capacity in the care of older adults through weekly 60-minute videoconference sessions. The sessions will run weekly from September 10 - December 3, 2019 on Tuesdays from 11am -12pm with the exception of October 1st, 2019. See the pdf flyers for more information. To apply please fill out the form at https://redcap.baycrest.org/redcap/surveys/?s=L9RNFHR3WD

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 reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of resources related to dual sensory impairment and loss in older adults. Themes include:

  • screening
  • rehabilitation
  • assistive technology
  • mental health
  • quality of life
  • dementia 

4 pages. Last reviewed Dec. 2019.

This Cochrane review sought to assess the effects and common adverse effects of any drug treatment versus placebo for sleep disorders in people with dementia through analyzing relevant randomized controlled trials. 67 pages. Last reviewed May 2019.

This article describes a systematic review and meta-analysis which aimed to quantify the effects of sleep disorders and problems on cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease. 18 pages. Last reviewed May 2019.

The authors aimed to determine the relationship between sleep-disordered breathing and cognitive impairment and to investigate potential mechanisms of this association. 7 pages. Last reviewed May 2019.

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 reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources related to considerations related to speech, hearing and language in older adults. Topics include:

  • hearing loss
  • comorbidities of hearing loss
  • acquired cognitive communication disorders
  • voice changes & disorders in older age
  • non-invasive brain stimulation & aphasia
  • dysarthria
  • dysphonia
  • speech problems with dementia
  • voice disorders
  • post-stroke language recovery

6 pages. Last reviewed December 2019.

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