This reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources. Topics related to Indigenous Elders include:
  • dementia
  • palliative care
  • end-of-life
  • disparities and inequalities
  • successful aging
  • culturally sensitive care
  • nutrition
  • diabetes
  • cancer
  • frailty
  • LGBTQ
  • abuse and trauma

6 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

This report investigates the health of First Nations and Labrador Inuit elders living in their home communities and the impact that residential schools have had on their social determinants of health. 28 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

This paper discusses a study examining the issue of elder abuse in the Aboriginal population in Canada. 19 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

This paper begins by providing an overview of the existing knowledge of trauma, how it is defined, and how it must be conceptualized within the context of Aboriginal people in Canada and the impacts of trauma  for generations.  32 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

This article descries the largest epidemiological study conducted among older Chinese adults in the USA investigating the relationship between mistreatment and suicidal ideation. 10 pages. Last reviewed July 2018.

This publication by the Parliamentary Committee on Palliative and Compassionate Care advocates for the implementation of a number of recommendations related to palliative and end-of-life care, suicide prevention and elder abuse. 192 pages. Last reviewed July 2018.

This handout provides an overview of common types of frauds and scams as well as tips to protect older Canadians from this type of abuse. 7 pages. Last reviewed June 2018.

This handout provides an overview of important points regarding financial abuse. 7 pages. Last reviewed June 2018.

This report examines the issues of ageing in place, caregiver support, an ageing workforce, health care sustainability, social inclusion and activity, elder abuse and ageism / discrimination in the Canadian context. 99 pages. Last reviewed June 2018.

Today, many elders are vulnerable to abuse and exploitation in a plethora of ways. Unfortunately, an excess of these cases go unreported and unnoticed to the public. With that said, it is important to address the topic to prevent elder abuse from becoming more prevalent. This guide will address the different types of elder abuse, how to address and prevent them, and also how to avoid becoming a elderly victim of theft. Last reviewed June 2018.

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