We are in the midst of a mental health crisis that impacts seniors every day. And yet, in the media, the focus tends to be on youth or working adults, not the elderly. Perhaps it's because we view some mental health issues as a natural part of aging when in fact it isn't. - See more
Alzheimer Knowledge Exchange (AKE) and the Canadian Dementia Resource and Knowledge Exchange (CDRAKE) have united to form an exciting new network called the brainXchange (www.brainxchange.ca).
The brainXchange will enable us to leverage our individual networks (AKE & CDRAKE) and access and share collective wisdom, knowledge and expertise; allowing us to not only support and facilitate a more effective provincial and national development and exchange process, but expand our reach to include cognitive impairment and dementia as well as other neurological conditions related to aging.
The brainXchange replaces both the AKE Resource Centre and CDRAKE websites, merging key features from each site with a fresh contemporary design.
Report on the Social Isolation of Seniors
October 2014 National Seniors Council
The Canadian population is aging. According to demographic projections, the number of people aged 65 or over could double in the next 25 years.
An emerging issue facing seniors in Canada is keeping socially connected and active. Social isolation is commonly defined as a low quantity and quality of contact with others.
The CAGP and CCSMH would like to thank the sponsors of the
2014 Annual Scientific Meeting:
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