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The Canadian Conference on Dementia is a biennial national conference dedicated to advance knowledge on dementia in scientific research and clinical care.  Over 2 and half days from Nov. 2nd to 4th you will engage with eminent researchers and renowned scholars on cutting edge topics in dementia at the Sheraton Centre Toronto. The 9th CCD is thrilled to offer a new and exciting program involving interactive discussions, workshops, plenary sessions and a lively debate. For more information and registration details click here.

This reading list provides links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources related to the care of older adults in correctional settings. 5 pages. 

The authors describe the potential barriers to human end-of-life care and offer care strategies that can be useful in a complex organizational system.

This reading list provides a sampling of international articles, reports, etc. on end-of-life care in a prison environment.

The Frailty Framework among Homeless and other Vulnerable Populations (FFHVP) has been developed from empirical research and consultations with frailty experts in an effort to characterize antecedents, i.e. situational health-related, behaviour, resource, biological, and environmental factors which contribute to physical, psychological and social frailty domains and impact and adverse outcomes.  

This one page handout describes a study done to develop a preliminary descriptive profile of the levels of risk and need of older women offenders.

The increase in the aging population in prisons points to the need for further research to understand the risk and resilience of older adults in prison to support human rights, health and well-being in the prison environment.

The authors interviewed a stratified sample of 203 male prisoners over the age of 59 from 15 prisons in England and Wales to understand the prevalence of psychiatric morbidity in this population. They found that the prevalence of depressive illness was five times greater in this population than what was found in studies of younger prisoners and elderly community members.

The authors completed a retrospective chart review of all remands to a male and female prison over a 6.5 year period. They found that the rising number of older prisoners among male remand prisoners. Older remand prisoners had very high rates of affective disorder and alcohol misuse. High rates of vulnerability were found among older prisoners and that that group also had greater need for medical and psychiatric services than younger prisoners.

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