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.

The authors of this clinical review discuss the definition, diagnosis and management of delirium.

This reading list provides links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources on chronic health issues and the older adult. Resources included are related to Canadian population studies, supporting self-management, disease/condition specific publications and reports from around the globe. 3 pages.

This report reviews the impact of depression on the lives of older adults in Canada and the Chronic Care Model (CCM) as a framework for improving the management of conditions like depression. The authors set out to identify barriers and facilitators to the implementation of chronic care intervention models for late-life depression in different Canadian primary care settings and then to test and evaluate strategies to overcome those barriers. 

This reading list provides links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources on health issues related to season or climate. Resources on depression, insomnia, dry skin, environmental pollution, climate change, temperature and influenza are included. 3 pages. 

The authors of the RCT concluded that they found greater improvements in depression, health-related quality of life, and memory, as well as decreases in the inflammatory marker, CRP, in older depressed participants receiving escitalopram with Tai Chi Chih compared to those receiving escitalopram and health education.

This article discusses the impact of light on the human circadian system, seasonality of human cognitive brain function, immunity and physiology. The authors touch upon the use of light therapy for geriatric depression and the importance of learning more about the circadian system in aging to improve cognitive function, mood, and sleep in relation to dementia.

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