Dr. Esther Ernst provided this presentation on May 25, 2018 which explored trends related to poverty among older adults living in Canada.  She also examined an evidence-based argument tor intervening in poverty and provided practical ways that healthcare providers can intervene in poverty. 34 slides. Last reviewed May 2018.

This report presents key findings on physical, mental, and social aspects of aging using data collected from 50,000 Canadians aged 45-85. It highlights insights related to: physical and psychological health, loneliness and social isolation, caregiving and care receiving, transportation and mobility, work and retirement, physical function, disability and falls, lesbian, gay and bisexual aging, and lifestyle and behaviour, among others. 210 pages. Last reviewed May 2018.

This guide explores the different ways that dogs can help people with mental health. It also explores the benefits on how dogs can help older adults living with loneliness, depression, dementia, and Alzheimer's disease. 12 parts. Last reviewed May 2018.

This publication describes the SAGE (Successful Aging Evaluation) study investigating  self-rated successful aging among community dewelling older adults. 16 pages. Last reviewed May 2018.

This publication discusses the findings of data analysis which found that a high level of mastery, or resilience is significantly associated with physical, mental and social functioning. 6 pages. Last reviewed May 2018.

The authors review the definitions, determinants, and ways of enhancing successful cognitive and emotional aging. 7 pages. Last reviewed May, 2018.

This reading list provides links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources related to later life hoarding and diogenes syndrome. 4 pages.

This paper discusses a study which attempted to evaluate the frequency to which severe compulsive hoarding (SCH) co-occurs with late life depression (LLD) and compared the cognitive characteristics of those with LLD and concurrent SCH to individuals with LLD and not SCH.

This GeMH 2 part learning activity is a free unique activity that pairs an online, self-directed learning module with a follow-up live webinar, where experts answer your questions. The online learning module will be available for completion starting mid-February.  On Feb. 28th, there will be two live webinars available to choose from: 10-11 ET and 11:30-12:30 ET. For more information please see the attached flyer or to register click here.

This webinar recording shares approaches to reach and engage older adults in the prevention and early intervention for depression, and alcohol and medication misuse. Presenters discussed successful strategies to engage a variety of older adult groups.