This reading list provides links to and summaries of a variety of resources related to falls and older adults. Topics include considerations regarding balance training, cognition, dementia, diabetes, fear of falling, mental health, multiple sclerosis, nutrition, obesity, orthostatic hypotension, osteoporosis, Parkinson’s disease, stroke and traumatic brain injury. 4 pages. Last reviewed October 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.
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.