The authors aimed to determine whether a representative national probability sample of US community-dwelling older adults who reported less social support also reported poorer general health status. 7 pages. Last reviewed May 2018.

This study sought to examine satisfaction with social support as a potentially modifiable factor that might facilitate the development of more positive attitudes to aging. 27 pages. Last reviewed May 2018.

This study systematically reviewed the definitions, methodological approaches and determinant models associated with resilience among caregivers of people with dementia. 9 pages. Last reviewed May 2018.

This brief utilized a case study approach to inform a list of issues which could be addressed by decision makers. 4 pages. Last reviewed May 2018.

This paper discusses the findings of a cross-sectional study investigating whether a rural, urban, or suburban location impacts the level of resilience in older adults. 10 pages. Last reviewed May 2018.

On May 25, 2018  The Centre for Studies in Aging & Health at Providence Care Hospital, Kingston, held our 2018 conference which focused on the topics of social isolation, poverty and age-friendly communities. Conference presentations are available by viewing the full page.

Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association present this online educational event featuring Blair Henry and Naheed Dosani on Thursday, Feb. 1st from 1-2:30pm EST.  This session will examine the social determinants of health as they impact end of life care for marginalized populations in Canada. Topics will include an overview of SDOH, challenges in treating marginalized populations at end of life, and the ethical challenges involved. The cost to participate is $55. To register click here.

This article discusses a number of considerations for managing multimorbidity in people with chronic respiratory conditions including: the use of care planning, addressing polypharmacy, comorbid mental health conditions, and drug reactions, factors such as gender and socio-economic status, health promotion /opportunistic screening and shared decision making.

If you believe that your parent, spouse, friend or neighbor may be depressed, there are steps that you can take to help lift their spirits. You are probably busy with your own holiday preparations, but it’s important to remember what the holiday season is truly about. Simplifying some of your plans will allow you to focus on what really matters: the important people in your life. Use these ideas to brighten up a loved one’s winter season.

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