This 60 min. free online course offered by the Alzheimer Society of Toronto teaches participants about the differences between normal aging and dementia, the importance of a diagnosis, different types of dementia, the impact of changes to the brain, the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, person-centred care and other ways the Alzheimer’s Society of Toronto can help residents in the GTA.  You must create an account in order to log in to take the course.

This free online course is intended to educate people on the reasons why people fall, practical methods to reduce the risk of falling and to recognize when to seek expert help.

This online course aims to describe the epidemiology of PTSD in older patients, describe cognitive impairment in PTSD and report on best practices for pharmacotherapy in this population.

This online course aims to help professionals make informed decisions when choosing assessment measures and reviews the VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guidelines (2010) recommendations for assessing functional impairment in people with PTSD.

This open 1hr online course provides a review of the literature which describes the prevalence and course of PTSD in older adults as well as the impact of aging on PTSD.

This is a CME of 3.5 hours for a fee.

A decline in vision occurs naturally with age; more severe impairment can result from medical conditions such as age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. Nurses can pick up signs of visual impairment and suggest certain environmental modifications to prevent injury, such as keeping floors free of clutter and rooms well lit. Although assistive technologies such as optical devices, magnifiers, telescopes, and electronic magnification can help, some forms of impairment, such as that caused by cataracts and uncorrected refractive error, can be correceted.

This evidence-based seniors fall prevention strategy for health care providers in Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington is an innovative knowledge exchange project supporting sustainable change in practice. The project piloted an enhanced delivery model of the Canadian Falls Prevention Curriculum (CFPC) with multidisciplinary teams of health care providers involved in the care of seniors. Visit www.sageducation.ca to view course description.

The Centre for Studies in Aging & Health was commissioned to develop a Behavioural Supports Online Collaborative Learning Portal (BSOCLP) targeting members of Mobile Resource Teams (MRT) and Long-Term Care (LTC) Homes actively engaged within the South East Local Health Integration Network’s (SELHIN) Behavioural Supports Ontario Program. Visit www.sageducation.ca to view course description.

We welcome you to view one of our Sageducation Open Courses featuring an Introduction to Brain & Behaviour This course was authored by Dr. John Puxty, a Geriatrician and Chair of the Division of Geriatric Medicine at Queen’s University. Dr. Puxty has a primary interest in promoting healthy aging and effective care for seniors with a research interest in aging, chronic disease, knowledge mobilization and information technology.

Behaviour is responsive. It occurs in response to stimuli from physical, social and/or emotional environments.  In particular, those who are diagnosed with dementia are particularly sensitive to their enviroment and associated behavioural responses are triggered by events or interactions.  The resulting changes in behaviour are often referred to as "Behavioural & Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD)".

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