Wed. April 25th 8am to 5pm at Providence Care Hospital, Kingston Queen's Faculty of Health Sciences is presenting this Continuing Professional Development opportunity.  Topics include strategies for dementia and common care issues in the vulnerable.  Program and registration information is available here.

This article provides family physicians with an update on the approach to diagnosis and management of inappropriate sexual behaviour in persons with dementia.

Odd or frustrating behaviors around clean clothes, bathing, oral care, hairstyling, and shaving seldom come "out of nowhere." Usually there's a trigger, and ways to work around it. Topics include wearing dirty clothes, forgetting to bath, and trouble grooming. 

Baycrest Health Sciences, in partnership with North East Specialized Geriatric Centre, is launching Project ECHO Care of the Elderly (ECHO COE), a telehealth program that aims to help primary care providers build capacity in the care of older adults through biweekly 90 minute videoconference sessions on Mondays from 3-4:30pm. For more information or to register visit baycrest.org/echo.

Fatima Ali, Consultant Pharmacist, Providence manor, MediSystem Pharmacy, gave an overview of Antipsychotic Use in the Elderly in an online presentation to health care professionals in South East Ontario via the Ontario Telemedicine Network on June 13th, 2017.  A copy of the event flyer and link to the presentation, and presentation recording are available.

Through four one hour live, interactive webinars, Updates in Dementia Care will focus on research and innovative approaches to managing and improving the quality of care for patients with dementia.  This series will bring together academic scientists, practitioners, educators and researchers to share experiences.  Register here.

This site has an "open source" policy for sharing psychology tools which includes worksheets, audio and video files, scales & measures and therapist resources. One section is for professionals and a second for the public wanting information and tools for self-help. 

The Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) project is a province-wide, regionally implemented, evidence-informed change strategy that utilizes quality improvement principles and knowledge translation best practices as critical enablers. This paper describes the project and key lessons learned in the implementation of this initiative that can be applied to other jurisdictions wishing to enable large-scale system redesign and sustainable system change.

Ms. Debora Steele RN, MScN, NP, CPMHN(C) GNC(C)and is in the Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Program.

This website is designed to help those in Ontario find supports for those caring for those at risk of developing responsive behaviours.

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