In part 4 of this article, it explains how music can help older adults who experience Alzheimer's disease, dementia, and/or loneliness to alleviate symptoms and boost their mood. Music therapy is beneficial for everyone of all ages and it can create a positive impact on mental health. 7 parts. Last reviewed August 2018.

This research article reviews community participation restriction in adults 50 years and older with condition-associated burden across a number of variables. 11 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

The objective of this study was to examine the personal characteristics, disease-related impairment variables, such as activity limitations and environmental factors as correlates of social participation in older adults with vision loss. The investigators utilized the WHO's International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health Model. 11 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

The study described in this article aimed to develop multi-professional care pathways targeted at maintaining mobility and social participation in patients with vertigo/dizziness/balance disorders (VBD) and osteoarthritis (OA). 6 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

This publication describes the global issue of osteoarthritis along with the burden of the disease and its costs. 9 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

The authors conducted a cross-sectional population-based data from community-dwelling people aged 45 years and over living in Canada to examine the impact of functional disability and social participation of physical and mental chronic conditions individually and in combination. 9 pages. Last reviewed July 2018.

This articles dicusses the benefits, recommendations, and tips in using a medical alert system. This article can also be used as a guide for older adults and family members who are considering getting a device, especially for those who are living alone with a chronic condition and/or at risk for a fall. Last reviewed August 2018.

The authors findings support the need for more detailed screening for suicide risk among older adults presenting in the emergency department. 11 pages. Last reviewed July 2018.

The Caregiver Support Framework is a resource for healthcare providers to use in leading collaborative improvement plans with clients and caregivers. The Logic Model’s Vision, Objectives, and the Five Main Elements can be used to guide, plan and measure the impact of specific caregiver support activities such as, peer education, caregiver training, and respite programs. 11 pages. Last reviewed July 2018.

This article discusses how the aging inmate population is growing and how there is a lack of adequate infrastructure and geriatric care in Canadian federal penitentaries. Common health issues include Hepatitis C, Parkinson disease, dementia, cancer, and end-of-life care.

Pages