Friday May 29, 2020 at the Ottawa Conference and Event Centre, is a 1-day course on the practical clinical management of geriatric patients. This program is designed to highlight strategies that primary care physicians, nurse practitioners and primary care allied health team members can utilize to improve the quality of life of their patients. To learn more or to register click here.
This reading list provides links to and summaries of a variety of resources related to falls and older adults. Topics include considerations regarding balance training, cognition, dementia, diabetes, fear of falling, mental health, multiple sclerosis, nutrition, obesity, orthostatic hypotension, osteoporosis, Parkinson’s disease, stroke and traumatic brain injury. 4 pages. Last reviewed October 2019.
This article describes the findings of a cross-sectional study investigating whether speech and voice features are related to Parkinson's Disease (PD) or a normal part of the aging process and any differences in the impact of dysarthria on quality of life between the PD group and the control group. 7 pages. Last reviewed February 2019.
This publication outlines the standards of practice for all Speech-Language Pathologists in Ontario when providing services to individuals who present with acquired cognitive communication disorders. 50 pages. Last reviewed January, 2019.
This edition of "Try This: Best Practices in Nursing Care to Older Adults" aims to describe why older adults with dysphagia are at higher risk of aspiration and best practices for prevention. 2 pages. Last reviewed December 2018.
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.