Canada's first national dementia strategy sets out a vision for the future and identifies common principles and national objectives to help guide actions by all levels of government, non-governmental organizations, communities, families and individuals. The actions undertaken to achieve the strategy's national objectives may evolve over time, but every action will bring Canada closer to the vision of a Canada in which all people living with dementia and caregivers are valued and supported, quality of life is optimized, and dementia is prevented, well understood, and effectively treated.

The Government of Ontario is seeking ideas and feedback from seniors and their families, people who care for seniors, organizations that support seniors, advocacy groups and others to inform the development of a provincial seniors' strategy.  Deadline to participate is July 19, 2019. To learn more or take the survey please click here.

This checklist identifies environmental adaptations for seniors that could help prevent accidents and enhance independent living at home. Guidelines on how to hire a reputable contractor are included.

Tuesday July 9th from 12-1PM EST join Amber Schiec and Marguerite Thomas as they discuss designing your own multi-faceted campaign to deliver the message to clients to walk more and to walk safely. To learn more or register click here.

Monday, June 24th from 1-2PM EST. The Regional Geriatric Programs of Ontario invite you to a webinar featuring a panel presentation on caregiver resources.

This handout developed for Ontarians provides answers to frequently asked questions. 4 pages. Last reviewed May 2019.

This resource for Ontarians is intended to support individuals with a life-limiting illness and discusses advance care planning, goals of care, treatment decisions and informed consent. 2 pages. Last reviewed May 2019.

This webpage explains what deafblindenss is, the impact of deafblindness and dementia and suggestions on communication, ways to help and specialist support. Last reviewed April 2019.

This information guide is intended for patients, families and caregivers. It helps explain how Parkinson's disease can affect nutrition, how to test for swallowing problems, what can be done to help and information on tube feeding. 8 pages. Last reviewed December 2018.

Tues. Feb. 26, 2019 from 2-4pm at Trent University. Dr, Outi Hakola will discuss how narrative, thematic and aesthetic choices in film construct, normalize, and challenge culture understandings of "good death."  She raises such questions as who is allowed or expected to have a "good death," how is the relationship with fragile and aging are bodies handled, and what are the demands and limits of indivdualized end-of-life experiences in neoliberal Western societies.  See the poster for more details. RSVP at aging@trentu.ca

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