This tool is designed to help providers understand, assess, and manage residents in LTC homes with behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (responsive behaviours), with a focus on antipsychotic medications. It was developed as part of Centre for Effective Practice’s Academic Detailing Service for LTC homes. This tool integrates best-practice evidence with clinical experience, and makes reference to relevant existing tools and services wherever possible.

Like most people, you’ve probably heard that physical activity, including exercise, is good for you. If you’re already active, keep it up. It may even be time to push yourself a little harder, try a new activity, or find new ways to add exercise to your daily life. 
Don’t worry if you’ve never exercised, or if you stopped exercising for some reason. Let us help you get moving. By picking up this book and looking through it, you’ve taken an important first step toward good health.

These days, aging in place is easier than ever before, and many people are taking advantage of the option to remain at home for as long as possible. In fact, many adults in retirement say they would prefer to age in their own homes rather than move into a senior facility or to a relative’s abode.

This document outlines tips you can take to prevent fall. 

This 6 page reading list provides links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources including:

  • Online education
  • Resources to assist care partners
  • Information on different forms of dementia
  • Supports in South East Ontario

Driver safety requires more than understanding road signs and traffic laws. As you get older, you'll likely notice physical changes that can make certain actions — such as turning your head to look for oncoming traffic or braking safely — more challenging. Still, older drivers can remain safe on the road. Consider seven tips for older drivers.

Mesothelioma can lessen your life expectancy, but the amount depends on factors like your overall health and the cancer’s stage and cell type. Learn about the factors that influence how long people live with this cancer. 

If you were in a crisis and needed help, who's the first person you'd call?  Most people immediately think of a family member, whether it be a sibling, parent - or grandparent. And that's just what phone scammers are counting on when they target elderly victims with what's been dubbed the "Grandparent Scam."

This webinar reviews reporting abuse and crimes within the  for people with communication disabilities. This webinar was held on May 18, 2016 and is brought to you by Communication Disabilities Access Canada and is made possible through funding from The Law Foundation of Ontario. For more information, you can visit us on the web at: http://cdacanada.com

This newsletter style handout dispels common myths about Consent and Capacity in the Long-term Care home setting and provides a list of helpful resources.

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