Between July 9 and August 15, 2019 WHO and partners are seeking open input, comments, revisions and additions on the zero-draft proposal for the Decade of Healthy Ageing through an online form. To ensure that the Decade of Healthy Ageing is a formidable force for fostering partnerships and accelerating progress, there needs to be a unified vision an dplan that provide directions for governments and non-State actors to enable people to live longer and healthier lives. To share your input click here.

The Government of Ontario is seeking ideas and feedback from seniors and their families, people who care for seniors, organizations that support seniors, advocacy groups and others to inform the development of a provincial seniors' strategy.  Deadline to participate is July 19, 2019. To learn more or take the survey please click here.

On July 8th, 2019 Dr. Chris Frank  reviewed the scant literature on the demographic factors common in health-care serial murderers; made the link between patient safety principles and Health Care Serial Murder (HCSM), and summarized relevant information arising from the Wettlaufer Inquiry. Watch the webinar recording here

This literature review from the International Federation on Ageing is intended to assist society, organizations, patient advocates, academics and governments to gain a deeper understanding of the primary and secondary benefits offered by immunization. 34 pages. Last reviewed July 2019.

Dr. David Conn provided useful guidance in this presentation for clinicians on preventing the development of BZRA use disorder and optimally assessing and treating older individuals who have developed such a disorder. To watch the recording click here.

June 4, 2019 from 12-1PM EST. Join Meaghan Kemp for this Gerimedrisk presentation. Objectives include to understand trazodone's unique pharmacokinetic profile; to recognize the advantages and disadvantages of trazodone use in various clinical settings; to review considerations for use of trazodone in older adults. Register here.

June 19, 2019 from 10am-3pm at 99 Thorton Rd. S. Oshawa. This unique workshop provides learning opportunities for organizations or individuals who are looking to expand their knowledge and understanding of individuals with a sensory loss and communication needs. This interactive workshop will address: sensory loss - characteristics and implications; total communication approach; communication systems; introduction to sign language - signed exact english and simulations - interactive sensory loss simulations. $150.00 lunch is included. Register here.

June 13, 2019 from 10am-3pm at 525 Coté St, Ottawa. This unique workshop provides learning opportunities for organizations or individuals who are looking to expand their knowledge and understanding of individuals with a sensory loss and communication needs. This interactive workshop will address: sensory loss - characteristics and implications; total communication approach; communication systems; introduction to sign language - signed exact english and simulations - interactive sensory loss simulations. $150.00 lunch is included. Register here.

May 16, 2019 from 12-1PM EST join presenter Stéfanie Fréel as she provides an overview of the relevant international commitments and developments related to human rights and dementia. She will share highlights on how the World Health Organization is addressing human rights into its Global action plan on the public health response to dementia 2-17-2025 and other dementia activities and tools. Core principles of a human-rights based approach to health and social care for dementia will be identified. To learn more or to register, click here.

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.

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