This reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources. Topics related to Indigenous Elders include:
  • dementia
  • palliative care
  • end-of-life
  • disparities and inequalities
  • successful aging
  • culturally sensitive care
  • nutrition
  • diabetes
  • cancer
  • frailty
  • LGBTQ
  • abuse and trauma

6 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

This article describes common experiences of malnutrition and abuse experienced by Indigenous children in the residential school system in Canada.  The long-term consequences and impact on health are explored. 3 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

The SF7 Toolkit supports clinical best practices for healthcare providers across the sectors of care and includes self-management tools for older adults and their caregivers. The toolkit provides a common practice framework that complements the unique skills and practices of the various care providers helping older adults. SF7 focuses on seven clinical areas that support resilience, independence, and quality of life: cognition (particularly delirium), mobility, social engagement, continence, pain, nutrition, and polypharmacy. The SF7 toolkit is available by individual topic, or bundled together. 89 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

This is a policy summary of the Canadian Medical Association which advocates for programs and supports to promote healthy aging; a comprehensive continuum of health services to provide optimal care and support ot older Canadians; and an environment and society that is "age friendly." 10 pages. Last reviewed September 2018.

This information sheet describes the Mini-Nutritional Assessment Short-Form as best practice in nursing care. 2 pages. Last reviewed October, 2018.

This article explores the problem of assessment of dehydration risk in older adults by reviewing major age-related changes including blunted thirst response, decreasing fluid consumption, and unreliability of biochemical indicators of hydration as confounders of assessment of hydration status in older adults. An additional assessment issue of imprecision of dehydration risk screens is also addressed. 3 pages. Last reviewed September, 2018.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 from 8:30am to 4:30pm. The 2018 Food as Medicine Updateis a full day symposium for healthcare professionals designed to address the emerging interest in the gut microbiome in health and chronic disease. This series aims to address the knowledge-gap in continuing medical education related to the role of nutrition in patient care.Webcast registration is available by clicking here.

November marks Osteoporosis Awareness Month in Canada and a great opportunity to learn more about osteoporosis and bone health. Attend an osteoporosis community education event being held at the Richmond Hill Central Library on Thursday, November 1 from 7 pm to 8:30 pm to hear from a team of osteoporosis healthcare providers including: a doctor specializing in osteoporosis care, a pharmacist, a dietician, an occupational therapist and a kinesiologist from Southlake Regional Health Centre. Space is limited. Please register for this free event by October 26, 2018 by emailing: jweldon@osteoporosis.ca or calling toll free 1-800-463-6842. ext. 2313 or 416-508-8209.

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