The primary objective of the study described in this article was to apply a frailty index that was validated in the general Canadian older population to describe aging experiences in First Nations populations living on-reserve and in northern communities. The results shared are a key step in documenting the experience of older First Nations people at a national level from a First Nations perspective. 12 pages. Last reviewed November, 2018.

This video recording of a presentation given by Meaghan Fullerton introduces viewers to the concept of cultural safety in Indigenous health care. 1hr 01min. Last reviewed November, 2018.

This paper discusses a study examining the issue of elder abuse in the Aboriginal population in Canada. 19 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

This paper begins by providing an overview of the existing knowledge of trauma, how it is defined, and how it must be conceptualized within the context of Aboriginal people in Canada and the impacts of trauma  for generations.  32 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

This publication provides a comprehensive overview of historical, contemporary and emergent issues related to Two-Spirit health. 32 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

This paper includes a summary of previously published data on Aboriginal peoples and 2006 Census information, a comparison of older Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal populations, It concludes with a discussion on issues and challenges in improving health outcomes for older Aboriginal Peoples moving forward, 33 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

This article discusses the urgent need to develop palliative care programs in First Nations communities and a journey mapping process undertaken in rural Canada to improve the quality of and access to palliative care in the home.  16 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

The Centre for Studies in Aging & Health was pleased to feature PhD Candidate Atul Jaiswal for this free Research & Innovation in Aging Forum webinar introducing the condition of dual sensory loss or deafblindness. The characteristics, epidemiology and impact of dual sensory loss on life were explored. The unique participation experiences of three categories of individuals in this population was discussed. 

This publication aims to assist primary care physicians  understand important considerations when prescribing for older adults with cognitive impairment.  7 pages. Last reviewed September 2018.

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