How to Make Cooking a Safe and Enjoyable Experience for Someone with Alzheimer’s, cooking offers many benefits for people who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, yet it can also be a dangerous activity if the person experiences certain symptoms of the disease and participates in cooking activities without proper supervision and preparation. 

Older adults and seniors are especially vulnerable to the summer’s heat and humidity due to physical changes that come with aging, such as the body’s inability to regulate temperature efficiently and a reduced sensitivity to heat and thirst.

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The goal of the committee is to elevate the profile, level of leadership and engagement of seniors in the community by:

This pdf handout is intended as a helpful resource to address commonly asked questions and answers related to Advance Care Planning and Health Care Consent in Ontario.  A number of relevant resources are linked to in order to provide more in depth information. 5 pages. Last reviewed February 2017.

On Wed. March 22nd  from 12:30 to 4pm at the Halton Region Auditorium the Mississauga Halton LHIN Exercise and Fall Prevention Strategy invites those working in healthcare, community support services or an interest in fall prevention for this free event to launch their strategy, to hear from a panel of experts about buidling a culture of fall prevention, to network and visit display booths as well as learn about the importance of exercise, foot care, vision care, medication and continence.  Register here.

This report from the Health Council of Canada provides an overview of issues related to the health disparities between First Nations, Inuit and Métis senior populations.  In comparison to the larger Canadian population, a significantly larger proportion of Aboriginal seniors live on low incomes and in poor health, with multiple chronic conditions and disabilities. 68 pages. Last reviewed February 2017.

This paper analyses the health care challenges facing Aboriginal seniors in urban Canada. The authors investigate which policy approaches are needed to improve the health and well-being of urban Aboriginal Seniors. Last reviewed February 2017.

The authors of this paper aimed to present an overview of the potential barriers and the factors, which may restrict ethnic minority patients from using health services, according to the literature available.  They warn against making generalizations and to look at the myriad of potential barriers for each individual.  Last reviewed February 2017.

The author of this article explains why it is necessary to undertake additional research on the physiological, economic, and social needs of Canadian immigrant elders. It is also emphasized that attempts should be made to better inform them of the programs and services available to them and to include their participation in the decision process on the questions that touch them the most. 4 pages.  Last reviewed February 2017.

The authors conducted a scoping review to examine the available literature on the health of older immigrant women in Canada. Their findings suggest that older immigrant women tend to have more health problems, underutilize preventive services, such as cancer screening, and experience more difficulties in accessing healthcare services. 12 pages. Last reviewed February 2017.

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