This webinar reviews reporting abuse and crimes within the for people with communication disabilities. This webinar was held on May 18, 2016 and is brought to you by Communication Disabilities Access Canada and is made possible through funding from The Law Foundation of Ontario. For more information, you can visit us on the web at: http://cdacanada.com
This brief was produced by the McMaster Health Forum to serve as the basis for discussions by the citizen panel on how to improve end-of-life communication and decision-making in Ontario. This brief includes information on end-of-life communication including what is known about: the underlying problem; three possible options to address the problem; and potential barriers and facilitators to implementing these options.
Statistics show around one in three unplanned hospital admissions for older Australians are related to issues with their medicines – and half are preventable. A new educational program targeting health professionals, particularly nurses and pharmacists, aims to reduce the rate of adverse medicine events in patients aged 75 and over. “NPS MedicineWise is encouraging all health professionals, including pharmacists and nurses, to adopt a coordinated approach to medicines management as an important aspect of a care plan for an older person, and to engage older people, their family and carers as active partners in health decisions."
In spite of research and evidence, hearing loss continues to be a low priority in Ontario’s healthcare system and there are limited education programs in our schools on hearing care. The Hearing Healthcare Initiative for Ontario, led by The Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) in partnership with six other organizations and researchers from Canadian universities, is dedicated to promoting hearing health in Ontario.
An article describing results from a large UK study on common behavioural symptoms experienced by those with Alzheimer's in different age groups. Findings suggest a need for greater awareness of the differnt symptom's of Alzeimer's disease.
International Federation on Aging’s report highlights the critical need for action and investment in preventive eye health. By focusing on prevention and early detection of visual impairments, we are promoting a more active and productive older population, which can drive economic activity and mitigate costs of care and other financial burdens associated with ageing and chronic diseases. Across the globe, new policies to improve the diagnosis, management, and care associated with preventable eye diseases – especially among ageing populations – will go a long way in alleviating the burdens triggered by age-related vision loss.
This web page outlines the national plan for eye and vision research pertaining to low vision and blindness rehabilitation at the National Eye Institute. it provides background information on low vision and blindness rehabilition, program goals, highlights of revent progress, and their program objectives.