This reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of resources related to health literacy and older adults. Topics include:

  • research on health literacy among older adults
  • online resources / ehealth
  • cognition
  • treatment and medication adherence
  • cancer
  • exercise 

5 pages. Last reviewed April 2019.

This publication discusses the need for tailored education for older adult audiences specific to cancer treatment. 9 pages. Last reviewed April 2019.

April 25, 2019 from 8am- 4:15PM at Huguette Labelle - Tabaret Hall, 550 Cumberland St. Ottawa. This conference is designed for researchers, scholars, physicians, students and other health care professionals with an interest in mindfulness and contemplative studies. Participants will gain knowledge of the role of these philosophies and practices in understanding integrative oncology interventions, conscious aging, death and dying, and self-transcendence. The therapeutic potentials of yoga, research of contemplative practices in palliative care and concepts of self-transcendence within various spiritual traditions will be explored. To learn more and for registration details please see the pdf.

This literature review examined the association between hearing loss and other health conditions with consideration of the management of hearing loss in a multimorbidity context. 9 pages. Last reviewed January 2019.

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 article describes the findings of risk behaviours among Indigenous Peoples in Canada which suggest that the incidence of cancer will increase as the population ages. 11 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

Wed. Oct. 31, 2018 from 1-2:30pm EDT. Dr. Hawley, who is currently working on a study protocol for medical cannabis for cancer-related symptoms will discuss the history of cannabis and cannabinoids as therapeutic agents. She will critique current evidence and guidance for therapeutic use in palliative care and describe the current access regulations in Canada.  This webinar costs $20.  For more information or to register, click here.

This publication describes a study aimed to identify and summarize the state of research on menopause and Indigenous women in Canada; suggest how existing knowledge can be applied to practice and identify where future research is needed. 32 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

This position statement is an update to the 2012 version and includes recommendations for future research. 26 pages. Last reviewed August 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.

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