The Canadian Conference on Dementia is a biennial national conference dedicated to advance knowledge on dementia in scientific research and clinical care. They're conference this year focuses on the theme of prevention. You won’t want to miss out on this year’s debate on the controversial topic of medical assistance in dying for patients with dementia.

This 3 day conference will explore emerging trends and best practices that include relationship-centred care and highlight innovative ways to build capacity through community engagement, education, research and technology; cultivating compassion and dignity in an aging society.

This one day course on fall prevention is sponsored by Simcoe Muskoka Integrated Fall Strategy. Topics being discussed include sarcopenia & osteporosis, updates in footwear safety, intra LHIN collaboration and a new approach to fall prevention in older adults. 

This 5 week online course is presented by Bobbi Symes and the University of Victoria and is intended to support those working with older adults in long-term, acute and home care. Registrants will acquire the knowledge and skills needed to apply an evidence-based approach to the prevention of falls and fall-related injuries. Learn how to design, implement and evaluate a fall prevention program, cost is $225 and requires a textbook. To register please click here.

The authors aim was to identify if specific programs or strategies are useful to prevent or reduce abuse in older people (60 years and over). They looked to include studies that described the effect of these programs or strategies whether aimed at the elderly themselves or people (such as caregivers or nursing home staff) with whom they interact.

Financial abuse is the most common form of elder abuse in Canada. Financial abuse can happen at any time, but it will often start after a health crisis or after the death of a spouse, partner or close friend. People who are alone, lonely or in poor health are more vulnerable.

Tools included in the list are used in practice and have undergone some form of psychometric testing, with published results. 

This clinical review of existing screening tools for elder abuse was based on a search of international databases.

The United Nations: Human Rights, 1991.The General Assembly adopted the United Nations Principles for Older Persons.The document outlined specific older person’s Rights regarding: independence, participation, care, self-fulfillment and dignity.

Register today for Kingston's  Walk for Alzheimer’s!  The event will take place on Sunday, May 28th, at Lake Ontario park. Help us reach out goal of $30,000 to help support the over 4,000 individuals living with dementia, their families and caregivers,  throughout  Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington communities.

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