This article discusses that many older adults leave the hospital frailer than when they started and how some of that is preventable. Most of the damage done by acute illness is baked in to how frailty works and therefore, rehabilitation is strongly suggested in acute care for effective recovery. Last reviewed June 2018

Today, many elders are vulnerable to abuse and exploitation in a plethora of ways. Unfortunately, an excess of these cases go unreported and unnoticed to the public. With that said, it is important to address the topic to prevent elder abuse from becoming more prevalent. This guide will address the different types of elder abuse, how to address and prevent them, and also how to avoid becoming a elderly victim of theft. Last reviewed June 2018.

This presentation was given by Dr. Parminder Raina on May 25, 2018 and reviewed highlights of the key findings and baseline data from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging.  40 slides. Last reviewed May 2018.

Older adults are more severely impacted by drug and alcohol abuse than most people realize. With age, this population may experience changes in their physical and mental well-being, social circles and family dynamics, and may require more assistance in their everyday lives.  Substance use disorders can be treated, and recovery is possible for anyone, no matter their age. Last reviewed May 2018.

This report presents key findings on physical, mental, and social aspects of aging using data collected from 50,000 Canadians aged 45-85. It highlights insights related to: physical and psychological health, loneliness and social isolation, caregiving and care receiving, transportation and mobility, work and retirement, physical function, disability and falls, lesbian, gay and bisexual aging, and lifestyle and behaviour, among others. 210 pages. Last reviewed May 2018.

This guide explores the different ways that dogs can help people with mental health. It also explores the benefits on how dogs can help older adults living with loneliness, depression, dementia, and Alzheimer's disease. 12 parts. Last reviewed May 2018.

The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between self-compassion and psychological resilience in a sample of residents living in a sample of residents living in a continuing care retirement community. 16 pages. Last reviewed May 2018.

The authors examined the association of health status, social networks and resilience in community dwelling older adults living in rural and remote locations. 8 pages. Last reviewed May 2018.

This study aimed to examine whether perceived social support served as a possible protective factor of burden among caregivers of older adults in Singapore using moderation and mediation effects' models. 10 pages. Last reviewed May 2018.

The authors aimed to characterize the emerging construct of resilience as it pertains to physical health in older adults and to identify gaps and opportunities to advance research in this area. 7 pages. Last reviewed May 2018.

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