-- Submitted by Dr. Patrice Lindsay and Stephanie Lawrence, Heart and Stroke Foundation
Stroke and dementia — it’s all in our heads
Stroke and dementia have much in common. Both are diseases of the brain. Stroke happens when the blood flow to the brain is interrupted and cells die as a result. Vascular dementia is often a further result of stroke damage, from either larger strokes or smaller ones accumulating over time.
The Government of Canada is seeking applications for projects that will help Canadian seniors use their leadership abilities, skills and experience to continue to make a difference in their communities through the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP).
NHSP community-based projects help empower seniors to share their knowledge, skills and experiences with others and support communities by increasing their capacity to address local issues.
The call for proposals will close on Friday, July 4, 2014.
l What is a Community of Practice?
ll Why a Falls Prevention Community of Practice?
lll Who are the sponsoring agencies and what do they offer?
lV Membership composition
V Successes and challenges
Vl What are the benefits of being a member?
VIII References and resources
-- Submitted by Marguerite Thomas, RN., BScN.Coordinator, Ontario Falls Prevention Community of Practice
The South West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), is one of 14 local organizations that have been created in Ontario to plan, coordinate and fund local health services, including hospitals, community care access centres (CCACs), long-term care homes, community health centres (CHCs), community support service agencies, and mental health and addictions agencies. The office of the South West LHIN is located in London, Ontario.
1. To learn practical approaches and principles of appropriate medication use for elderly patients.
2. To appreciate the controversies and clinical dilemmas in prescribing medications to elderly persons with complex health problems.
3. To update participants’ evidence-based knowledge of drug treatment in elderly patients with common geriatric health problems.