Thursday, May 31 from 1-2 PM EST. Join presenters Julie Darnay and Deborah Sattler for this webinar where participants will learn how to a start Compassionate Community movement in their community, gain insights as to how Compassionate Community approaches can complement Age-Friendly and Dementia-Friendly initiatives and discuss opportunities for collective action. To learn more or to register click here.

This two-day workshop on May 7 & 8th in Toronto has been designed to help health care professionals and administrative staff to handle difficult conversations and difficult situations related to Elder Care. You will learn six themes that make conversations difficult and how to enhance your ability to manage those challenges in the context of Elder Care. You will also learn key aspects of the law around consent and capacity as well as substitute decision making. You will leave the workshop better equipped to deliver difficult messages, manage upset people, increase your power to promote agreement, decrease your stress and complaints. To learn more or to register click here.

This reading list provides links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources related to engaging and empowering older adults. Topics include improved decision making, empowerment of elderly patients, health promotion, social inclusion / participation and more. 4 pages.

This paper discusses considerations specific to engaging with this vulnerable population in Canada. Considerations include barriers, ethical and cultural factors and implications

This research summary from Alzheimer Scotland provides recommendations for policy and practice.

The authors sought to conduct a review of available knowledge on engagement in healthcare decision making with a focus on older patients and their caregivers.

This report explores the issues of risk and trust in relation to the care of older people, focusing in particular on decision-making.

This study involved exploring the use of a simple tool to elicit older adults’ health come priorities to help the decision making process regarding different treatment options.

This reading list provides links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources related to Advance Care Planning and Health Care Consent in Ontario.  2 pages.

This one page handout describes what Advance Care Planning is in Ontario as well as the role of the Subsitute Decision Maker and Health Practitioners in regards to Health Care Consent. 

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