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 article examined the effectiveness of health literacy oriented programs on physical activity behaviour among middle aged and older adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. 6 pages. Last reviewed April 2019.

This reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources related to a variety of eating disorders and nutritional considerations. Topics include:
  • anorexia of aging
  • anorexia nervosa and frailty
  • reduced appetite in older age
  • recommendations for optimal nutrition
  • malnutrition
  • dysphagia
  • special considerations for those with brain injury and degenerative diseases
  • obesity
  • diabetes

6 pages. Last reviewed January 2019.

This review includes summaries of literature, research findings, recommendations including nutritional considerations. 22 pages. Last reviewed January 2019.

These guidelines were developed by the Diabetes Canada Clinical Practice Guidelines Expert Committee and focuses on type 2 diabetes in older individuals. 13 pages. Last reviewed January 2019.

This article discusses many of the key nutrition-related considerations in diabetes self-care in diabetic older adults. 9 pages. Last reviewed January 2019.

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 publication describes a study investigating the relationship between social engagement restrictions and chronic conditions, health status, support, quality of life implications, self-care barriers, caregiving and demographics. 13 pages. Last reviewed October 2018.

This medical travel insurance site provides insight and tips on things to consider when travelling as a diabetic such as what to pack and airport security. It also contains information on other useful links and how to keep safe. 

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