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 article describes a cross-sectional analysis based upon data collected from a national telephone survey.  Descriptive statistical analysis and multiple logistic regression was used to examine the association between osteoporosis and age, sex, other diseases and education defined by ISCED in participants aged 50 and older. 8 pages Last reviewed August 2018.

This reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources regarding arthritis and older adults. Topics include:

  • risk factors
  • disease impact and burden
  • comorbidity
  • non-pharmacological therapies
  • research

2 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

This article describes a systematic review aimed at evaluating the effectiveness of combined physical activity and dietary restriction programs on body weight, body mass index (BMI) and the musculoskeletal function of overweight and obese older adults with knee OA. 17 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

This supplement to the AGS Clinical Practice Guidelines on the Management of Chronic Pain in Older Adults discusses the evidence that physical activity may play a preventative and restorative role in functional capacity in those with osteoarthritis (OA). 16 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

This publication gives a high level overview of findings regarding the efficacy of complimentary and alternative medicine for common geriatric conditions. 6 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

The authors investigated the dynamic change of arthritis pain and depressive symptoms over a four year period in a sample of older adults. 9 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

This publication describes the global issue of osteoarthritis along with the burden of the disease and its costs. 9 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

This presentation provides a comprehensive overview of suicidal risk factors, statistics and euthanasia with a particular focus on New Zealands context. 55 slides. Last reviewed July 2018.

The authors explored the relationship between treatment for several illness and the risk of suicide in elderly patients using a population-based approach by analyzing records of Ontario residents aged 66 and over for a 8 year period. 6 pages. Last reviewed July 2018.