September is World Alzheimer’s Month. Over 565,000 Canadians are living with Alzheimer’s Disease or some form of dementia, and this number is set to rise to nearly 1 MILLION Canadians in less than 12 years. Local Alzheimer Societies across Ontario are here to help.
Over the past few years, cannabis consumption among older adults has been accelerating at a much faster pace than other age groups.
The Ontario Caregiver Organization (OCO) exists to support caregivers by being their one point of access to information, so they have what they need to be successful in their role. Working collaboratively with caregivers, healthcare providers and other organizations, OCO draws on the variety of work that is currently being done to ease caregiver burn-out and improve the caregiving experience.
Older adults have been identified by many Ontario Health Teams (OHTs) as a priority population of focus. After identification, where to next in terms of population health management?
COVID-19 has highlighted the need for technology to support seniors and their caregivers. Technology is helping older adults stay connected with loved ones in these difficult times.