This edition of "Try This: Best Practices in Nursing Care to Older Adults" aims to describe why older adults with dysphagia are at higher risk of aspiration and best practices for prevention. 2 pages. Last reviewed December 2018.

This article  discusses the effectiveness of swallowing rehabilitation to increase safe oral intake among older adults and the impact on reduced pneumonia rates. 12 pages. Last reviewed December 2018.

This guide introduces the Edinburgh Feeding Evaluation in Dementia scale, an 11 item instrument developed to assess eating and feeing problems in individuals in late-stage dementia. Related resources are linked to. 9 pages. Last reviewed December 2018.

This article attempts to familiarize readers with some of the issues of providing nutritional care to those with dementia in hospital. The authors suggest strategies to address the maintenance of oral intake. 8 pages. Last reviewed December 2018.

This article discusses the implications of and trends in how obesity is viewed in the elderly by health care professionals. 5 pages. Last reviewed December 2018.

brainXchange

This is an arts-based presentation by brainXchange, Alzheimer Society of Canada and the CCNA to disseminated research findings through paintings and artistic works that healthcare professionals created when they were asked “What it is like to care for persons living with dementia who are receiving end-of-life care?". This research is intended to provoke and contribute to local and national end-of-life conversations with the intention of enhancing end-of-life care for persons and families living with dementia.  Watch the webinar recording here.

BrainXchange

On January 14, 2019, Dr. Henry Brodaty summarized the evidence and provide examples of success as well as discuss therapies aimed at the person with dementia, the effects of dementia on and interventions for family carers as well as interventions for behaviours and psychological symptoms associated with dementia. Overall this webinar aimed to demonstrate that psychosocial research in dementia has increased in breadth, innovation, quantity, quality and rigour. Watch the webinar recording here.

This reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources. Topics related to Indigenous Elders include:
  • dementia
  • palliative care
  • end-of-life
  • disparities and inequalities
  • successful aging
  • culturally sensitive care
  • nutrition
  • diabetes
  • cancer
  • frailty
  • LGBTQ
  • abuse and trauma

6 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

This paper reports population-level data on dementia in the First Ntarions population in Alberta, Canada. 6 pages. Last reviewed November, 2018.

This conference report  is organized into sections focused on care and support, research, awareness raising, stigma reduction, cross-cutting issues and what success might look like. 23 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

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