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Date updated: December 13, 2018

IMPORTANT FACTS TO KNOW ABOUT OLDER ADULT’S DENTAL HEALTH

The Upside to Aging shares a guest post on 13 facts about senior dental health. Seniors should take proper care of themselves whether or not they have dentures. Of particular interest, poor oral health is linked to pneumonia. Both poor oral health and hygiene can lead to seniors accidentally inhaling food and drink. For seniors…

Measuring Your Impact on Loneliness in Later Life

This guidance offers information and advice on choosing and using a scale to measure the impactof your services on loneliness in older age. Recently, Age UK, reported that there is a lack of good evidence on the impact of different types of services on loneliness. Feeling lonely is linked to risk of an earlier death,…

Emergency Preparedness Guide for People with Disabilities – Special Needs

This Emergency Preparedness Guide for People with Disabilities/Special Needspublication was developed in collaboration with Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, Public Health Agency of Canada, the Canadian Red Cross, the St. John Ambulance, The Salvation Army and the Province of Ontario. This publication is available below.

What to Consider When Selecting New Tech for an Aging Loved One

Retiring baby boomers readily take advantage of the technology available to them.  But what about the boomers’ parents? Pew Research reports about 56 percent of those over 80 do not use the internet and 83 percent do not have smartphones. Regardless of the age, social isolation is harmful. Depending on their level of comfort and experience, various…

Abuse of Older People: A Community Response. Final Report (Australia)

The Community Response report is the culmination of six months consultation and discussion with keystakeholders throughout Australia as well as feedback from the recent 5th Elder Abuse Conference -Together Making Change held in Sydney.   The 70 people involved directly in the development of this report,  call all governments in Australia to action … to act nationally … to…

Mental and Physical Health Support from your Doctor- Find the Words Guide

It can be hard talking to your doctor (General Practitioner) or nurse about your mental health.  It is important to talk with your family doctor (or GP) or nurse about your health as a whole, your mental and physical health. Mind for better mental health (United Kingdom) made a free guide to help you talk…

DepressionHurts.ca – Mood Disorders Society of Canada

DepressionHurts.ca is a website from Mood Disorders Society of Canada. Check out the following: What is Depression – causes of depression and symptoms of depression Could it be depression– Symptom Checklist – http://depressionhurts.ca/en/checklist/ Managing your depression – accepting help, leading a healthy lifestyle, maintain your social life, develop a management plan, identifiy barriers to recovery,…

Seniors’ Suicide Prevention – Centre for Suicide Prevention

Seniors’ Suicide Prevention is part of  a CSP-developed Tool Kit that includes information about different groups at risk of suicide.  This publication provides statistics that stress the seriousness [high rates] of suicide in older adults. This is especially true for men 65 and older. You will also read about warning signs, risk factors, and protective…

Five tips to boost good nutrition and hydration in older age

Friends of the Elderly has partnered with the British Dietetic Association (BDA) for Nutrition and Hydration Week 2017. We are highlighting the importance of good nutrition and hydration in older age. 1. Eat enough! 2. Keep hydrated 3. Take vitamin D 4. Make sure you’re getting enough calcium 5. Dose up on B vitamins (folic…

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