This reading list provides links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources related to sexuality and the sexual health of older adults. Topics covered include sexually transmitted infections, sex education, sexuality, sexualilty and health equity and sexuality and dementia. 4 pages.
This fact sheet discusses the challenges which older people, their providers and family members face around the issue of sexuality and aging. It addresses common assumptions and recommends practical solutions for providing client-centred care.
This briefing of the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction includes a section on key issues, prescribed and over-the-counter drugs, illicit drugs, alcohol, special risks for the elderly, identification and assessment, treatment, conclusions and policy considerations.
This issue of “prevention Tactics” provides an overview of considerations related to prescription drug usage in older adults. The author describes how older adults are more vulnerable to drug misuse, substances that can compound the effects of misuse/abuse, commonly prescribed medications, prevalence of use, contributing factors to misuse/abuse as well as strategies for communities to address these problems.
This handout from the Canadian Research Network for Care in the Community provides an overview of why it is important to focus on diversity in informal caregiving, strategies to address the challenges and a listing of available supports.