FASTlinks is a series of web-based maps that display links for elder care services in South East Ontario organized into 10 common elder care domains. The 10 domains are organized by function, rather than disease diagnosis. FASTlinks was developed by the CSAH in collaboration with the Aging with Co-morbidities Network.

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.

June 8, 9, 14, 15 & 16, 2019 in Kingston. This in-person 5 day workshop is ideal for those already acting in support roles such as PSWs, Social Workers and Caregivers. The curriculum includes an introduction to the end of life cycle, dyin and death; cross-cultural practices at end of life and effective communication; death, grief, bereavement and community resources; end of life planning; business plan and community of practice. To learn more view the pdf flyer or visit the course outline page here.

March 15,16,17 and 22,23 & 24, 2019 at Loyalist College, Belleville. This in-person 5 day workshop is ideal for those already acting in support roles such as PSWs, Social Workers and Caregivers. The curriculum includes an introduction to the end of life cycle, dyin and death; cross-cultural practices at end of life and effective communication; death, grief, bereavement and community resources; end of life planning; business plan and community of practice. To learn more view the pdf flyer or visit the course outline page here.

This information guide is intended for patients, families and caregivers. It helps explain how Parkinson's disease can affect nutrition, how to test for swallowing problems, what can be done to help and information on tube feeding. 8 pages. Last reviewed December 2018.

Tues. Feb. 26, 2019 from 2-4pm at Trent University. Dr, Outi Hakola will discuss how narrative, thematic and aesthetic choices in film construct, normalize, and challenge culture understandings of "good death."  She raises such questions as who is allowed or expected to have a "good death," how is the relationship with fragile and aging are bodies handled, and what are the demands and limits of indivdualized end-of-life experiences in neoliberal Western societies.  See the poster for more details. RSVP at aging@trentu.ca

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This is an arts-based presentation by brainXchange, Alzheimer Society of Canada and the CCNA to disseminated research findings through paintings and artistic works that healthcare professionals created when they were asked “What it is like to care for persons living with dementia who are receiving end-of-life care?". This research is intended to provoke and contribute to local and national end-of-life conversations with the intention of enhancing end-of-life care for persons and families living with dementia.  Watch the webinar recording here.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 8:45 AM - 3 PM EST - The Waterloo - Wellington Annual Knowledge Exchange in Geriatrics will host "Living Beyond the Diagnosis", a day-long event covering how to incorporate a palliative approach to care. Dr. Daphna Grossman, MD CCFP (em) FCFP, will deliver a keynote on the intesection between geriatric care and a palliative approach to care. The cost of the event is $75 and the deadline to register is February 1, 2019. To register click here.

BrainXchange

On January 14, 2019, Dr. Henry Brodaty summarized the evidence and provide examples of success as well as discuss therapies aimed at the person with dementia, the effects of dementia on and interventions for family carers as well as interventions for behaviours and psychological symptoms associated with dementia. Overall this webinar aimed to demonstrate that psychosocial research in dementia has increased in breadth, innovation, quantity, quality and rigour. Watch the webinar recording here.

This booklet was designed to support Aboriginal people and their caregivers in rural and remote communities living with life threatening illness. 133 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

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