Highlights of this issue include reading lists on depression, dementia and delirium. This month’s blog is by Angela Dickieson R.N., B.Sc.N on Challenging Behaviours in Persons with Dementia.  A listing of upcoming events, opportunities and updates related to aging, health and caring for older adults are included. 

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April 18 - 20, 2020 at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. This workshop is designed for healthcare providers working in oncology or palliative care settings. The workshop will begin by introducing CALM concepts and move into more advanced material with an emphasis on skill development. For more information click here.

This reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of resources including considerations regarding:

  • delirium in acute care settings
  • post-operative delirium
  • prevention
  • non-pharmacological  interventions
  • delirium in palliative care
  • delirium in dementia
  • delirium and frailty

4 pages. Last reviewed November 2019.

April 26-28, 2020 at the Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel & Suites, Richmond Hill, Ontario. This three day conference is intended for thought leaders, service providers, health system planners, researchers, policy makers, administrators, front-line practitioners and volunteers from across the healthcare spectrum to collaborate, network and integrate hospice palliative care in all settings. To learn more or to register click here.

Dec. 4, 2019 from 12-1PM EST. Join presenters Kelli Stajduhar, Neil Hilliard and Richard Sawatzky as they discuss participatory approaches undertaken to integrate a palliative approach in acute care medical units to improve the quality of care for older adults suffering from life-limiting illnesses. To learn more or to register click here.

A number of educational opportunities are scheduled in South East Ontario to support volunteers, caregivers and health care professionals improve their ability to care for people with potentially life-limiting illness. To view the 2019-2020 calendar click here.

Dec. 11, 2019 from 4:30-6:00pm EST. This free webinar is offered by Queen's University's Continuing Professional Development office. To learn more or to register click here.

Baycrest, in partnership with North East Specialized Geriatric Centre, is recruiting for the Fall 2019 program of "Project ECHO Care of the Elderly Long-Term Care (ECHO COE LTC), a telehealth education program that aims to help primary care providers build capacity in the care of older adults through weekly 60-minute videoconference sessions. The sessions will run weekly from September 10 - December 3, 2019 on Tuesdays from 11am -12pm with the exception of October 1st, 2019. See the pdf flyers for more information. To apply please fill out the form at https://redcap.baycrest.org/redcap/surveys/?s=L9RNFHR3WD

This resource aims to assist health care providers with guidance for goals of care conversations. 4 pages. Last reviewed May 2019.

The aim of this document is to support providers and system level leadership in earlier identification of patients who would benefit from palliative care. 17 pages. Last reviewed May 2019.

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