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.

Canada's first national dementia strategy sets out a vision for the future and identifies common principles and national objectives to help guide actions by all levels of government, non-governmental organizations, communities, families and individuals. The actions undertaken to achieve the strategy's national objectives may evolve over time, but every action will bring Canada closer to the vision of a Canada in which all people living with dementia and caregivers are valued and supported, quality of life is optimized, and dementia is prevented, well understood, and effectively treated.

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 checklist identifies environmental adaptations for seniors that could help prevent accidents and enhance independent living at home. Guidelines on how to hire a reputable contractor are included.

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.

Since 2010, Bonefit has trained over 1600 health and fitness professionals from physiotherapists, kinesiologists, fitness trainers to yoga teachers, PTAs and OTAs. It’s been led by Dr. Judi Laprade from the University of Toronto and Dr. Caitlin McArthur from GERAS since day 1.  Read more for information about upcoming workshops in Ontario.

Wed. Aug. 14th, 2019 from 11am -12pm EST. Join presenter Patty Bordie, MPA for this free webinar, as she discusses resilience: the process of adapting well in the face of significant sources of distress plays an increasingly important role in successful aging. Learn more about ways aging network providers and community partners can support older adults in problem solving, preparing for challenges and cultivating this essential component for well-being across the lifespan. Click here for connection details.

This report from the Public Health Agency of Canada found that men are more likely to die from falls than women compared to females almost all 5 year age groups. 

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.

Oct 7-8th 2019, 8:00AM-4:00PM EST. This series will include formal didactic sessions on dementia, delirium, depression, mobility, falls, capacity and living with risk. Afternoons will include integrated case-based sessions ocused on the formal didactic session topics with additional discussions on elder abuse, pain, nutrition and driving. For more information and registration click here.

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