This reading list provides links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources related to sexuality and the sexual health of older adults. Topics covered include sexually transmitted infections, sex education, sexuality, sexualilty and health equity and sexuality and dementia. 4 pages.
This fact sheet discusses the challenges which older people, their providers and family members face around the issue of sexuality and aging. It addresses common assumptions and recommends practical solutions for providing client-centred care.
Odd or frustrating behaviors around clean clothes, bathing, oral care, hairstyling, and shaving seldom come "out of nowhere." Usually there's a trigger, and ways to work around it. Topics include wearing dirty clothes, forgetting to bath, and trouble grooming.
This issue of “Prevention Tactics” provides an overview of considerations related to prescription drug usage in older adults. The author describes how older adults are more vulnerable to drug misuse, substances that can compound the effects of misuse/abuse, commonly prescribed medications, prevalence of use, contributing factors to misuse/abuse as well as strategies for communities to address these problems.
This handout from the Canadian Research Network for Care in the Community provides an overview of why it is important to focus on diversity in informal caregiving, strategies to address the challenges and a listing of available supports.
Medications play an expanding role in health care as we grow older. People are more likely to develop one or more chronic illnesses with advancing age, and appropriate medication can help seniors live longer and more active lives. However, medication use in older adults is also more likely to be associated with safety concerns. In this handout, learn how to get the benefits of medicine, whether prescription or nonprescription, while minimizing and managing the risks.