This video features Drs' Jacklin and Blind's presentation outlining the development of six culturally relevant fact sheets on dementia and dementia care to be used by Indigenous family caregivers, health care providers and others to promote dementia awareness and care in Indigenous communities. 1hour 02min. Last reviewed November 2018.
This publication provides an overview of Alzheimer's Disease and related Dementia's (ADRDs) among Indigenous peoples of Canada. It discusses the challenges associated with diagnosing dementias in this population, and the risk factors contributing to ADRDs. 30 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.
This presentation featuring Dr. Sharon Cohen is now available to view online. In the recording she discusses the biomarkers that are shaping thinking on how Alzheimer's disease is diagnosed and how professionals should be approaching treatment opportunities through clinical trials. Watch the video here.
This article describes a randomized trial investigating the effectiveness of targeted patient-centred pharmacist-physician team medication therapy management (MTM) on clinical dementia rating (CDR). The findings show promise to optimizing outcomes for medication use in older adults. 10 pages. Last reviewed September, 2018.
This inventory of fall prevention resources and learning opportunities is designed to support those who are caring for a loved one living with dementia or cognitive impairment to understand the risks of falls and create plans to reduce the risks. It is a ‘living’ document that should continue to grow as additional resources and learning opportunities are located. The resources that are noted below have been organized by a topic framework and prefaced by description of what the evidence indicates in the references. 38 pages. Last reviewed October 2018.
The authors reviewed observational and experimental studies investigating the effect of poor sleep on cognitive outcomes and Alzheimer's disease and discussed possible mechanisms. 11 pages. Last reviewed September 2018.
Nov. 8th from 2-3:30 PM EST at the Atrium, Hamilton. ONF has partnered with the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging to bring together a panel of experts for a presentation entitled "Fall Prevention for Older Adults With Cognitive Impairment". The panel will discuss what is needed to mitgate the risk of falls, particularly in those who are vulnerable. To learn more or to register click here, call 905-525-9140 ext. 21056 or email MIRAinfo@McMaster.ca.
Thurs. Nov. 22, 2018 from 12-1 PM EST. Join Dr.'s Calder & Labreche as they discuss Falls Risk Associated with Diplopia, Vision Considerations in a Long Term Care Setting, Vision and Dementia and Impact of systemic conditions on visual function. To learn more or to register click here.