Educator Focused

We are pleased to offer you up-to-date and novel teaching resources about common issues and concerns for older adults. These resources are intended for education and information purposes only, and not to be used for commercial purposes. If you use any resources, please give credit to the Centre for Studies in Aging and Health. Contact us if you wish to adapt or translate any of the content provided.


Behaviour is responsive. It occurs in response to stimuli from physical, social and/or emotional environments.  In particular, those who are diagnosed with dementia are particularly sensitive to their enviroment and associated behavioural responses are triggered by events or interactions.  The resulting changes in behaviour are often referred to as "Behavioural & Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD)".

We welcome you to view one of our Sageducation Open Courses featuring an Introduction to Brain & Behaviour.  This course was authored by Dr. John Puxty, a Geriatrician and Chair of the Division of Geriatric Medicine at Queen’s University. Dr. Puxty has a primary interest in promoting healthy aging and effective care for seniors with a research interest in aging, chronic disease, knowledge mobilization and information technology.