Baycrest Health Sciences, in partnership with North East Specialized Geriatric Centre, is launching Project ECHO Care of the Elderly (ECHO COE), a telehealth program that aims to help primary care providers build capacity in the care of older adults through biweekly 90 minute videoconference sessions on Mondays from 3-4:30pm. For more information or to register visit baycrest.org/echo.

Fatima Ali, Consultant Pharmacist, Providence manor, MediSystem Pharmacy, gave an overview of Antipsychotic Use in the Elderly in an online presentation to health care professionals in South East Ontario via the Ontario Telemedicine Network on June 13th, 2017.  A copy of the event flyer and link to the presentation, and presentation recording are available.

Through four one hour live, interactive webinars, Updates in Dementia Care will focus on research and innovative approaches to managing and improving the quality of care for patients with dementia.  This series will bring together academic scientists, practitioners, educators and researchers to share experiences.  Register here.

This site has an "open source" policy for sharing psychology tools which includes worksheets, audio and video files, scales & measures and therapist resources. One section is for professionals and a second for the public wanting information and tools for self-help. 

The Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) project is a province-wide, regionally implemented, evidence-informed change strategy that utilizes quality improvement principles and knowledge translation best practices as critical enablers. This paper describes the project and key lessons learned in the implementation of this initiative that can be applied to other jurisdictions wishing to enable large-scale system redesign and sustainable system change.

Ms. Debora Steele RN, MScN, NP, CPMHN(C) GNC(C)and is in the Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Program.

This website is designed to help those in Ontario find supports for those caring for those at risk of developing responsive behaviours.

This Alzheimer Society webpage includes a video to help people understand the possible causes of challenging behaviours associated with dementia, strategies for responding to behaviours and additional resources.

This 60 min. free online course offered by the Alzheimer Society of Toronto is the third course in the series for family caregivers.  This course is intended to improve interactions with the person with dementia by learning to understand the possible causes of behaviours and strategies to respond to behaviours.  You must create an account in order to log in to take the course.

 

This videoconference is presented from 12-1pm EST by Ken Schwartz, MD, FRCPC, Robert Madan, MD, FRCPC, Rosalind Sham, M.Sc. and Sandra Gardner, Ph.D.  To participate by live webcast: Search for Baycrest or TSM #59156754 under live "public" events on http://webcast.otn.ca.

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