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.

This information sheet describes the dementia journey from diagnosis to late stage dementia to support Indigenous peoples to understand that to expect. 1 page. Last reviewed November 2018.

This guide was created for Indigenous Person's who have received a diagnosis to understand the path ahead. 8 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

This fact sheet combines a summary of advice from Indigenous adults and advice from Alzheimer's societies. 8 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

This guide is intended for a non-health care provider audience. It provides information regarding the prevalence of dementia among Indigenous populations as well as considerations related to common barriers to seeking assistance or treatment. Warning signs and symptoms are outlined. 4 pages.  Last reviewed November 2018.

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