Annual Adult Health Checkup - Update on the Preventive Care Checklist form

The research article provides an update on changes to the Canadian Preventive Care Checklist (PCC) Form© including updates on vitamin D and calcium supplementation, depression screening and lifestyle modifications in obese patients, blood pressure targets in hypertension, dyslipidemia screening, and new vaccination recommendations from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI). 5 Pages.

Optimizing Medication Appropriateness in Older Adults: A Randomized Clinical Intervention Trial to Decrease Anticholinergic Burden

This article describes a randomized trial investigating the effectiveness of targeted patient-centred pharmacist-physician team medication therapy management (MTM) on clinical dementia rating (CDR). The findings show promise to optimizing outcomes for medication use in older adults.  10 pages. Last reviewed September, 2018. 

Sleep and Mild Cognitive Impairment

This article explores the relationship between sleep and cognitive functioning. 15 pages. Last reviewed September 2018.

Physical Activity is Medicine for Older Adults

This review explores the evidence which stronly supports the positive association between increased levels of physical activity, exercise participation and improved health in older adults. 7 pages. Last reviewed September 2018.

Physical Activity in Older age: Perspectives for Healthy Ageing and Frailty

This publication investigates the predominantly sedentary lifestyles of older adults in the UK and how they can be encouraged to increase their activity levels, including possible risks and benefits. 24 pages. Last reviewed September 2018.

Social Participation as an Indicator of Successful Aging: An Overview of Concepts and Their Associations with Health

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

The Brain and Social Connectedness: GCBH Recommendations on Social Engagement and Brain Health

The purpose of this paper was to provide a summary of research on social engagement and brain health. 28 pages. Last reviewed October 2018.

Daily Living Functioning, Social Engagement and Wellness of Older Adults

This study described in this article aimed to investigate the contributing role of daily living functioning and social engagement in enhancing wellness. 10 pages. Last reviewed October 2018.

Social Participation of Community Living Older Persons: Importance, Determinants and Opportunities

This paper aims to identify factors that hinder or support the social participation of older persons living in the community. 10 pages. Last reviewed October 2018.

Social Participation and Social Engagement of Elderly People

This article explores the personal strategies of elderly people with lifelong intellectual disabilities for social participation as well as the resources they utilize. 6 pages. Last reviewed October 2018.