Registration is now open! May 25, 2018 from 8:30am-4:30pm. The Centre for Studies in Aging & Health at Providence Care Hospital, Kingston, invites you to our 2018 conference which will focus on the topics of social isolation, poverty and age-friendly communities.  Keynote speaker, Dr. Parminder Raina will speak to these themes as he shares his findings from the Canadian Longitudinal Study of Aging.  See the event flyer for more details. A call for poster abstracts is now open. Register here.

Dementia Friendly Communities Ontario is working to to support people living with dementia in our communities.  To learn more visit http://alzheimer.ca/en/on/We-can-help/Dementia-Friendly-Communities-Ontario.  Help spread the word by sharing the pdf poster.

Wednesday June 13, 2018 from 2-3PM EDT. Join Krista James and Valerie LeBlanc for thid presentation in recognition of World Elder Abuse Day. The Canadian Centre for Elder Law (CCEL) will provide a snapshot of laws across the country relevant to elder abuse. CCEL will address ethical issues relevant to responding to abuse, and help webinar participants identify key resources to support older adults. Register here.

The aim of this study was to investigate the concepts and interventions related to resilience in dementia caregivers and explore models of resilience applicable to dementia caregiving. 2 pages. Last reviewed May 2018.

This study systematically reviewed the definitions, methodological approaches and determinant models associated with resilience among caregivers of people with dementia. 9 pages. Last reviewed May 2018.

This pdf presentation gives a comprehensive overview of caregiving and considerations for supporting their resilience and a palliative care approach to working with caregivers. 40 slides. Last reviewed May 2018.

Thursday, May 31, 2018 from 12-1 PM EDT. During this webinar, Dr. Jacklin and Dr. Blind will outline the development of six culturally relevant fact sheets on dementia and dementia care that can be used by Indigenous family caregivers, health care providers, as well as other organizations interested in the promotion of dementia awareness and care in Indigenous communities. Register here.

Thursday, June 28, 2018 from 1-2 PM EDT. Former mayor of Kingston, Helen C. Cooper, will present the Oasis Model during this webinar. Oasis is a grass-roots developed program for seniors operating out of a privately owned and operated apartment building in central Kingston. Since its inception in 2008, Oasis has rested on the philosophy that the seniors who choose to become members of Oasis have an integral role to play in determining their own programming. Oasis focuses on the social determinants of health common to all seniors, including social inclusion, physical activity, good nutrition and enhanced health and social service navigation. Recently, Oasis has gained province-wide recognition as a successful alternative housing model for older adults who often cannot afford private residential care. Register here.

The authors report on the results of their study to assess how much or whether informal caregivers are willing to pay for assistive technologies to support their care recipients.

This article describes a study investigating whether specific categories of assistive technologies were substitutes or supplements for human personal assistance.

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