Highlights of this issue include reading lists on depression, dementia and delirium. This month’s blog is by Angela Dickieson R.N., B.Sc.N on Challenging Behaviours in Persons with Dementia.  A listing of upcoming events, opportunities and updates related to aging, health and caring for older adults are included. 

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This reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of resources including considerations regarding:

  • special considerations for LGBT elders
  • ageism
  • the relationship between mental health and diabetes
  • self-harm
  • suicidal ideation
  • substance use disorders
  • eating disorders
  • grief in dementia
  • stigma
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • anxiety
  • personality disorder
  • exercise

4 pages. Last reviewed December 2019.

March 30-31, 2020 from 8am to 4pm at the 1026 Baseline Rd. Ottawa. This 2 day education series focuses on clinical topics related to the provision of care to older adults including sessions on dementia, delirium, depression, mobility, falls, capacity and living with risk.  To learn more or to register click here.

This reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of resources including considerations regarding:

  • suicide risk and prevention
  • pharmacotherapy
  • brain stimulation
  • bright light treatment
  • electroconvulsive therapy
  • anorexia due to depression
  • depression in diabetes

2 pages. Last reviewed November 2019.

The Institute for Life Course and Aging offers a variety of online workshops for healthcare and other professionals who work with older adults.  A variety of topics are covered of the 2019-2020 period. For a full listing please click here.

This article discusses an investigation of the impact or hearing rehabilitation to mitigate the effects of hearing loss on depression. 5 pages. Last reviewed January 2019.

This publication outlines the standards of practice for all Speech-Language Pathologists in Ontario when providing services to individuals who present with acquired cognitive communication disorders. 50 pages. Last reviewed January, 2019.

This article discusses the relationship between depression and malnutrition and the vicious cycle that can occur among a geriatric population. 5 pages. Last reviewed December 2018.

The authors investigated the dynamic change of arthritis pain and depressive symptoms over a four year period in a sample of older adults. 9 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

The aim of this study was to compare clinical and psychosocial characteristics of older adults aged 70 and over who had attempted suicide. 10 pages. Last reviewed July 2018.

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