SHKN Resources

This collection offers online resources that are relevant to seniors health and well-being: planning documents, reports, statistics, best practice guidelines, knowledge transfer and exchange products, tools and much more. Our Resource Centre is always developing. We draw on the knowledge of our partners within the Seniors Health Knowledge Network, our library service, Information Specialists, Knowledge Brokers and the many members involved in our communities.

SHKN Resources

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Our Community of Practice (CoP) strives to create supportive communities in Ontario where adults enjoy quality of life and maintain their independence through the prevention of falls. We support our members to build capacity in the prevention of falls and fall-related injuries.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

What is a Community of Practice (CoP)?

Communities of practice are groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly. Three characteristics are crucial:

Thursday, January 14, 2016

The Medically At-Risk Older Drivers Community of Practice (CoP) works to promote the safety of older drivers behind the wheel. Driving safety is an important public health concern in Canada. While age alone is not a determinant of driving safety, we do know that with age there is an increased likelihood of experiencing a health-related change that can impact driving abilities.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Aging Brain Program from the Indianapolis Discovery Network for Dementia has created a scale called the Anticholinergic Cognitive Burden (ACB). This useful list of generic and brand name medications (whether prescription or over-the-counter) are placed on a scale of one, two, or three. Based on the possible amount of anticholinergic content, one can expect more of an cognitve impairment change if used for six or more years.Drugs listed in list ONE can contain anticholinergic properties. Drugs listed in TWO and THREE have anticholinger properities that one might find interesting. Find out more about the scoring interpretations and drug names in the attached PDF file.