The prevalence of Chronic Disease increases with age so that by 80 years of age almost all report one chronic disease and nearly half three or more. However this does not necessarily mean associated ill health or disability in these individuals. In this presentation we will discuss strategies to promote and support healthy aging.

 Primary Care Education - GiiC Knowledge-to-Practice Workshops

As part of the GiiC (Geriatrics, Interprofessional, Interorganizational, Collaboration) Project, South East Ontario health professionals particpated in a series of Knowledge-to-Practice Workshops aimed at enhancing the care of frail seniors in primary care.

This chapter of the Introduction to Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD): A Handbook for Family Physicians outlines the general approaches to the management of behavioural and psychological symptoms in dementia.  22 pages.

 

This chapter of the Introduction to Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD): A Handbook for Family Physicians outlines the benefits of early detection of cognitive impairment in dementia as well as screening and diagnosis.  14 pages.

This chapter of the Introduction to Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD): A Handbook for Family Physicians outlines the structural/functional aspects of the brain, along with the 7 A's of dementia.  20 pages.

Dr. Diane Lu, Public Health and Preventive Medicine Resident, Queen’s University and Dr. Kieran Michael Moore, Associate Medical Officer of Health, KFL&A Public Health, gave an overview of C.

Dr. G. Ivan Stewart, Physician of Queen's University's Department of Family Medicine, gave an overview of Nearing the End of a Long Life: Pain Management for the Elderly in an online presentation to health care professionals in South East Ontario via the Ontario Telemedicine Network on March 4, 2014.

The Core Geriatrics Curriculum includes topics routinely covered within the undergraduate and resident teachings in Geriatric Medicine at Queen's University. Materials will also be relevant to other health professional groups.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of presentation participants will

  • Develop an understanding of exercise and aging
  • Appreciate importance of Incorporating aerobic and resistance exercise into treatment and prevention plans of the elderly
  • Appreciate need for pre-exercise assessment prior to major change in activity

 

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