This article discusses how the aging inmate population is growing and how there is a lack of adequate infrastructure and geriatric care in Canadian federal penitentaries. Common health issues include Hepatitis C, Parkinson disease, dementia, cancer, and end-of-life care.

This article explains how there is a lack of health services for aging inmates in Canada particularly regarding dementia, end-of-life care, and community resources.

This publication by the Parliamentary Committee on Palliative and Compassionate Care advocates for the implementation of a number of recommendations related to palliative and end-of-life care, suicide prevention and elder abuse. 192 pages. Last reviewed July 2018.

This video is a recording of a webinar presented by Dianna Drascic and Karuna Brandy on June 26, 2018. It explores the concept of how grief can be part of our ongoing lives that may begin at diagnosis or the first presentation of symptoms and continues to death and beyond, along with strategies to incorporate this grief into our lives and to use it to thrive. Watch now by clicking here.

This handout provides an overview of important considerations when making a will or funeral plans. 7 pages. Last reviewed June 2018.

This submission to the Standing Committee on Human Resources and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities (HUMA) overviews recommendations to support aging well in place, age-friendly communities and dying well. 10 pages. Last reviewed June 2018.

October 2-5, 2018 Montreal, Quebec. Register today for this unique opportunity to meet, share experiences and exchange ideas with colleagues from 60 countries, representing all disciplines. In-depth workshops and seminars covering all aspects of end-of-life care, from the most current scientific developments in pain and symptom control to the large existential questions, to hands-on experiential sessions addressing practical issues faced everyday. To review the program click here. To register click here.

Wednesday, June 13 from 9:30-11:30 AM at the James Reid Funeral Home located on 1900 John Counter Blvd, Kingston. This Family talk series is intended for parents and adult children to learn about future planning options. Please RSVP before June 10 by calling 613-544-3411. Click here for more details.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 from 1-2:30 PM EDT. This accredited online event by the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association will be presented by Mary Schulz and Michael Gordon, which will examine end-stage dementia (including Alzheimer’s) and palliative care for those afflicted. Topics will include pain management, disease complications, and best practices. The online event can be accessed online via phone and web. Cost is $55. Register here.

Wed. June 20th from 12-1pm EDT join Robin Urquhart of Dalhousie University for this webinar presentation about a study which aimed to create an "identification rule" using information from the electronic medical record (EMR) of patients to notify doctors when a patient is nearing end of life. For more information or to register click here.

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