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Professional development

Networks

The Alzheimer Knowledge Exchange (AKE), an Ontario-based website that facilitates the exchange of information, innovation and expertise among caregivers, educators, researchers and policy makers.

Canadian Dementia Resource And Knowledge Exchange (CDRAKE), a network of people dedicated to improving the quality of life for persons with dementia and their family members. CDRAKE and the Alzheimer Society of Canada co- host a number of webinars to share knowledge and resources about dementia. Listen to archived webinars.

National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly, NICE offers a wide selection of digital and pocket tools on caregiving, dementia care, elder abuse, end-of-life care, financial literacy and mental health.

Sagelink, the online home of the Centre for Studies in Aging & Health at Providence Care. Sagelink is a web-based resource for geriatric patients, their caregivers and health professionals in south-east Ontario and beyond.

International Psychogeriatric Association, a professional healthcare community promoting better geriatric mental health – across disciplines, across borders, and across geriatric issues.

Resources

Making Decisions: Dementia and Living at Home, a webinar to help decide if an older adult with dementia can stay at home facilitated by Dr. William Dalziel, Professor, Geriatric Medicine, University of Ottawa, Regional Geriatric Program of Eastern Ontario.

iPal, an app that provides access to key information about palliative care.

Choosing Wisely Canada (CWC), a campaign to help physicians and patients engage in conversations about unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures, and to help physicians and patients make smart and effective choices to ensure high-quality care.

eLearning

Incorporating the Canadian Dementia Guidelines into your practice, a course accredited by the College of Family Physicians of Canada, aims to teach physicians how to incorporate the Canadian Dementia Guidelines into their practice.

Emergency Management, Frailty, Dementia and Disasters: What Health Care Providers Need to Know is an e-learning program that helps health-care providers, administrators and policy makers understand the vulnerability of older adults, how emergency management applies to them, ways to improve emergency preparedness, and the role of health-care providers in protecting older people in emergencies and disasters. The program is hosted by the Canadian Dementia Resource and Knowledge Exchange and is available in both English and French.

Education modules

The Foundation for Medical Practice Education, dedicated to the development, production and evaluation of educational programs for community-based family medicine and general practitioners.

The Portal of Geriatrics Online Education (POGOe), a free collection of expert-contributed geriatrics educational materials for educators and learners

The Advanced Gerontological Education, a not-for-profit social enterprise that provides a variety of educational products for "enhancing the care of older adults by learning together."


Last Updated: 03/05/15
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