March 1, 2023 View online
March 15th is World Delirium Awareness Day

This annual event raises awareness about delirium and its impact on patients, families, and healthcare systems. It is intended to bring attention to the importance of early recognition and intervention of delirium, and to highlight the latest research, guidelines, and best practices in the field. Activities and events are organized worldwide to help raise awareness of delirium. Learn more about how to get involved at What will you do to raise awareness this year?

Cognitive Assessment Tools Workshop

Date: Saturday April 15, 2023

Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm (EST)


Designed for healthcare professionals interested in using or interpreting cognitive assessment tools in their clinical practice. Participants engage in a virtual, small group learning setting to improve their understanding of common cognitive assessment tools including how, when and where to use them and how to interpret their results. 

GeriMedRisk Geriatric Clinical Pharmacology Rounds - Delirium Care and Prevention

Date: March 7, 2023

Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm (EST)


Attendees of this session will be able to:

1. Identify the epidemiology, outcomes and major theories regarding pathophysiology of the syndrome of delirium,

2. Review recent evidence on delirium prevention/management including pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic strategies.

3. Consider future research strategies including Top-down vs. bottom-up identification of the syndrome.

Communication Tips and Tools for Dementia Care Workshop

Date: March 22, 2023 (zoom)

Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm (EST)


This workshop will introduce the learner to new ways of thinking about communication techniques in dementia care. 

Consent and Capacity Issues & Older Adults - Part 2: Putting Knowledge into Practice

Date: March 23, 2023 (zoom)

Time: 9:00 - 11:00am (EST)


Join Jane Meadus, Health Lawyer at the Advocacy Centre for the Elderly, and Dr. Carole Cohen, Geriatric Psychiatrist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre for part two – a practical learning session for health care providers working in the community. Part two will build on the foundational principles shared in part one, with a focus on case-based group discussions and a framework to support clinical decision making.


Part 1: Consent and Capacity Issues & Older Adults: Who decides? What do the laws say? - YouTube

Available Spring 2023! Geriatric Foundations

Geriatric Foundations is a new e-Learning program by the Regional Geriatric Program Central designed to provide healthcare professionals with a foundation to geriatric care. 

Care for Older Adults: Where to Start

The Regional Geriatric Program Central Patient and Caregiver Education Working Group have developed the Care for Older Adults: Where to Start tool. This tool provides a selection of helpful provincial and regional resources for older adults and their caregivers who are seeking support. Click here to download the tool.

Behavioural Supports My Transitional Care Plan (MTCP) Tool 

My Transitional Care Plan (MTCP) summarizes meaningful information that contributes to the facilitation of successful transitions across sectors. It was designed for use with older adults presenting with, or at risk of, responsive behaviours/ personal expressions associated with dementia, complex mental health, substance use and/ or other neurological conditions. MTCP can be used to share information between members of  person's care team from both their existing and new location. Any healthcare provider who has assessment and/ or care planning in their scope of practice can fill it out. 

MTCP was adapted from My Transitional Care Plan during the COVID-19 Pandemic (BSIT Collaborative, 2021) and My Transitional Care Plan (North Bay Regional Health Centre, 2019). 

The tool is available for download as both a Microsoft Word and PDF Fillable Form. Supporting resources are also available, including guidelines for use and completed examples. English & Français

PGLO Caregiving Strategies Handbook

The Caregiving Strategies Handbook: Providing Care and Support for a Senior Living with Frailty was developed for caregivers, and the family and friends who support seniors experiencing frailty. Created with advice from caregivers across Ontario, this handbook has been reviewed by health care professionals. 

Inviting Applications for a Niagara-Based Geriatrician

RGP Central and Niagara Health, in affiliation with the Division of Geriatric Medicine at McMaster University are inviting applications for a full-time community-based geriatrician. 

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