This presentation by Dr. John Puxty provides a summary of age-related changes in memory, mild cognitive impairment (MCI), dementia, delirium and depression in older adults. Last reviewed November 2017. 66 slides.

The Regional Geriatric Program of Eastern Ontario is offering this Geriatric Education Series for health care professionals from Nov. 28 - 30th 2017 at the Ottawa Hospital on topics such as principles of assessing and managing the frail elderly, geriatric assessment, function, driving, falls and mobility, polypharmacy, pain, delirium, elder abuse and more.  For more information and registration details please click here. 

The Alzheimer Society of KFL&A is presenting a Dementia Conference featuring Dr. Marla Shapiro and Dr. John Puxty.

March 6-8, 2017 the Regional Geriatric Program of Eastern Ontario is offering this clinical education opportunity at the Ottawa Hospital.  Click here for the pdf registration form.

This publication describes how implementation of delirium prevention and treatment protocols can decrease the incidence and negative consequences of delirium in an acute care hospital.

Jacques Lee of the Sunnybrook Research Institute presented this webinar on Wed, Jan 25, 2017 about the FOCUS study tested the real-world implementation of a user-friendly tablet based technology to identify high-risk older adults with frailty or problems with their thinking such as delirium or dementia. 

This recorded presentation featuring Dr. David Conn was presented on Sept. 14, 2016.  This webinar presented information that will help viewews:

  1. Recognize the signs of mental health problems with a focus on mood and behaviours of older adults living in Long-term Care
  2. Identify treatment options (both social support and pharmacological) to support older adults who are experiencing mental health problems in Long-term Care
  3. Appreciate the serious of delirium, risk factors, symptoms and causes of Delirium
  4. Intervene with older clients/patients to detect, treat and prevent Delirium

The link also provides access to additional resources.

This 4 day course is intended for Family Physicians and is funded by the Ministry of Health, Kingston Area Long-term Care Division. There is no registration fee, only a $100 deposit which will be returned when you complete the course. Eligibility: Family physicians living within LHIN 9 and LHIN 10 are eligible to participate in the program.  Register here.

Highlights of this issue include the featured topic of Mental Health Considerations for the Older Adult, updates regarding Age-Friendly Communities. Advance Care Planning and Health Care Consent Education, Regional Integrated Falls Prevention and Management Strategy and a listing of upcoming events. Sign up to receive Linkages directly here.

This reading list provides links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources related to mental health and older adults.  5 pages..