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.

This Institute for Healthcare Improvement publication describes the 4Ms framework to guide all care of older adults wherever and whenever they touch your health system's care and services. 60 pages. Last reviewed June 2019.

This report from the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation includes information on the latest available vacancy rates, rents and related data. 12 pages. Last reviewed May 2019.

The study described in this article examined the patterns of sleep quality before, during and after hospitalization as well as predictors of sleep quality patterns. The investigators also examined the predictors of classification discordance between two suggested clinical cutoffs used to demarcate poor/good sleep. 7 pages. Last reviewed May 2019.

This article describes an examination of age-related differences in self-reported sleep quality and their association with health outcomes across four domains: physical health, cognitive health, mental health and neural health. 13 pages. Last reviewed May 2019.

The aim of this study was to investigate if changes in insomnia symptoms and global sleep quality are coinciding changes in depressed mood among older adults. 8 pages. Last reviewed May 2019.

This article describes the findings of an observational cohort sleep study investigating the relationship of periodic limb movement during sleep disorder and incident cardiovascular disease among community-dwelling elderly men. 19 pages. Last reviewed May 2019.

The authors of this population-based cohort study the authors observed that REM sleep behaviour disorder is correlated with an increased risk of developing mild cognitive impairment or Parkinson's disease over four years. 15 pages. Last reviewed May 2019.

This Cochrane review sought to assess the effects and common adverse effects of any drug treatment versus placebo for sleep disorders in people with dementia through analyzing relevant randomized controlled trials. 67 pages. Last reviewed May 2019.

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