This paper includes a summary of previously published data on Aboriginal peoples and 2006 Census information, a comparison of older Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal populations, It concludes with a discussion on issues and challenges in improving health outcomes for older Aboriginal Peoples moving forward, 33 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

October 24-26 2019, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada. Hear from experts in the field of aging across a range of disciplines and professions, including health, social science, practice and policy. To learn more or to regsiter click here

June 17-18, 2019 at the Bond Place Hotel - Downtown Toronto join leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share experiences and research results on all aspects of Healthy and Active Aging. To learn more or to register click here.

The Centre for Studies in Aging & Health was pleased to feature PhD Candidate Atul Jaiswal for this free Research & Innovation in Aging Forum webinar introducing the condition of dual sensory loss or deafblindness. The characteristics, epidemiology and impact of dual sensory loss on life were explored. The unique participation experiences of three categories of individuals in this population was discussed. 

Name of Committee: Toronto Seniors Strategy Accountability Table 

Population: 2, 731,571

Contact: Andrea Austen (Manager, Seniors Transition Office) Andrea.Austen@toronto.ca

Program Description:

This inventory of fall prevention resources and learning opportunities is designed to support those who are caring for a loved one living with dementia or cognitive impairment to understand the risks of falls and create plans to reduce the risks. It is a ‘living’ document that should continue to grow as additional resources and learning opportunities are located. The resources that are noted below have been organized by a topic framework and prefaced by description of what the evidence indicates in the references. 38 pages. Last reviewed October 2018.

This supplement to the Ottawa Charter discusses different elements for consideration in developing health policy. 7 pages. Last reviewed September 2018.

This article explores the problem of assessment of dehydration risk in older adults by reviewing major age-related changes including blunted thirst response, decreasing fluid consumption, and unreliability of biochemical indicators of hydration as confounders of assessment of hydration status in older adults. An additional assessment issue of imprecision of dehydration risk screens is also addressed. 3 pages. Last reviewed September, 2018.

This article describes a study investigating the association between social participation and health in older adults. 8 pages. Last reviewed October 2018.

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