This listing includes a variety of fall prevention online learning opportunities. 6 pages. Last reviewed May 2017.

This 2 page handout is intended to help physicians and patients to make smart and effective decisions about the use of feeding tubes for those with late stage Alzheimer's disease. Last reviewed May 2017.

This reading list provides links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources related to elder abuse.  Topics covered include forms of elder abuse, supportive resources, screening, interventions and best practice resources. 2 pages. Last reviewed May 2017.

This chapter from the World Health Organization on violence and injury prevention examines elder abuse in a variety of settings, including individual risk factors, relationship factors, community and societal factors, the consequence of elder abuse, examples of local and national responses, the role of health care in addressing this issue, education and public awareness campaigns as well as recommendations. 24 pages. Last reviewed May 2017.

This research brief synthesizes the latest available information and research relating to the mistreatment of API elders. Information is provided on API perception of elder mistreatment, API emphasis of the group/family over the individual, API help seeking behavior, assessment of elder mistreatment, considerations for intervention, and oncultural considerations for elder mistreatment by API sub-group.

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.

Wed. June 7th, 2017 at Providence Care Hospital Kingston, join guest speaker Stacy Elliott and others for this educational program for healthcare professionals.  Providence Care staff are eligible for a discount.  Register here.

This reading list provides links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources related to frailty and older adults.  4 pages.

The normal aging process is characterized by a progression of physiologic events that occur throughout the life cycle. Changes associated with aging occur throughout the body and are most prominent in the later years. Changes in the musculoskeletal system begin to occur after the third decade and continue into the eighth and ninth decades. The frailty syndrome can be described as a culmination of the effects of these changes on the human body.

This study shows that the level of frailty was distributed along the socioeconomic gradient in both higher and lower income countries such that those individuals with less education and income were more likely to be frail. 

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