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January 26, 2006 Updated version of Medication Matters from Public Health Agency of Canada
December 29, 2005 2006 Prevention Calendar
December 20, 2005 Update on Diabetes
November 24, 2005 Partners Seeking Solutions with Seniors
June 6, 2005 Working with Family
May 6, 2005 Niagara’s Medication Safety program (External site)
February 20, 2005 Providing Information on Alcohol and Medications, How We Can Begin To Help Seniors Better, Presentation to Ontario Drug Awareness Partnership/ FOCUS (PDF, 1MB)
January 25, 2005 "Gamble Scramble" a useful collection of gambling awareness games for older adults. (External site)
January 2, 2005 Prevention Calendar 2005
December 5, 2004 "Spin the bottle: What's behind the health claims of beer and wine?" CBC Marketplace. Video clip and article. (External site).
July 20, 2004 McMaster University Pain Symposium, including one day session on pain and older adults.
July 9, 2004 Anorexia: More common than you think in later life. How alcohol affects appetite.
June 11, 2004 In the News: Mental health services for ethnic seniors, mood disorders and problem gambling, seniors and HIV, prevalence of abuse among older women and more.
May 11, 2004 Seniors Speak Out About... Loneliness pamphlet (PDF)
May 1 , 2004 Older people and alcohol - A summary and recommendations arising from research in Ayrshire & Arran, February 2004 (in PDF format). (external link)
May 1, 2004 Older People & Alcohol Misuse: Setting the Agenda. Report of a one-day conference organized by Age Concern UK (Wandsworth) in March 2002 (in PDF format). (external link)
La consommation de psychotropes: Portrait et tendances au Québec
April 29, 2004 Alcohol and the Elderly. The Institute of Alcohol Studies, Spring 1999. Fact sheet. (external link)
"All people with hazardous or harmful alcohol consumption and members of their families have the right to accessible treatment and care".
April 24, 2004 Recently in the news (Global Aging, external site):
April 24, 2004 Use and Misuse of Alcohol among Older Women (NIAAA, external site)
20 avril, 2004 Les interactions d'alcool et de médicaments (PDF)
False ideas about alcohol (External site, Alcoweb)
April 19, 2004 Alcohol and Mouth Cancer
April 16, 2004 Alcohol and Gout
April 16, 2004 Benzodiazepine Use among Seniors
April 8, 2004 Working with Family
April 1, 2004 Government looking to a lower fire risk cigarette External site.
April 1, 2004 Health Canada health advisory warning: the herbal comfrey may be toxic to liver (External site, December 12, 2003)
March 29, 2004 Highlights from New Brunswick report on Seniors and Alcohol
March 15, 2004 New resources:
February 28, 2004
Best Practice Information Sheets: Information for service providers on helping older adults with substance use problems.
February 25, 2004
Best Practice Information Sheets
February 19, 2004 Canadian Association on Gerontology annual meeting will be held in Victoria, B.C., October 21-23, 2004.
4 fevrier, 2004 Détresse cachée: les aînés violentés
February 1, 2004 Some Prevention Events for February
January 28, 2004 Smoking and alcohol
January 14, 2004 Death and Dying: Burial Resources
January 10 -12, 2004 Central and Atlantic Canada Colleges and University Gerontology Courses and Programs
3 janvier, 2004 Il n'y a pas de limite d'âge à la dépression (brochure, PDF)
3 janvier, 2004 L'hépatite C et l'alcool (lien externale)
3 janvier, 2004 Un dangereux silence sur une dépendance cachée (lien externale, Régie fédérale des alcools, Bern)
January 1, 2004 Some Prevention Events for January
Seeking Solutions is a national initiative funded under the National Population Health Fund and created to "develop mechanisms to increase the availability, access and dissemination of information and resources to seniors and people working with seniors on issues related to alcohol."
Click here for information on Best Practices and effective Community Development strategies to prevent and address alcohol problems among seniors.
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OPAAL is a free email service for people who are interested in alcohol issues affecting seniors, focussing on the most current information available. OPAAL is particularly suitable for people working in the addictions, health, or aging fields.
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Last update: Thursday January 26, 2006
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