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Informed consent is a communication process between an individual and their healthcare team. The individual is given the necessary information to make the best decision for themselves. All adults have the legal right to make their own decisions, except if they are demed "incompetent" or "incapacitated" by a court of law. Read this resource to learn more about informed consent and medical decision making.
A guardian is someone who helps older adutlts with cognitive impairments to make decisions. Limited guardianship gives the guardian the power to make decisions in a specific area such as finances or medical care. Unlimited guardianship gives the guardian the power to make all the decisions for the older adult. Read this resource to learn more.
Alternative medicines are remidies that are used in place of conventional medicine. Alternative remedies can include herbal medicines, vitamins, supplements and folk remedies. When using alternative remedies, it is important to take the correct dosage and to be aware of side effects. Talk to your healthcare provider about all medications you use, including alternative therapies.
Hamilton, ON - April 23, 2021
Like your heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature, and rate of breathing, walking speed may be an important new vital sign.
Learn more about what walking speed is, how it changes as we age, how to measure it, and what steps you can take to increase it to improve your mobility and overall health with our new 15-minute interactive lesson.
Are you interested in learning how to reduce your risk of developing dementia? Learn six ways to promote brain health to optimize your physical mobility and social activity in the future with our free online interactive lesson.
Do you or someone you care for have osteoarthritis of the hip or knee? Learn how to best manage this condition through exercise and weight management.
Hamilton, ON - April 8, 2020
We are committed to supporting the healthy aging of Canada’s older adult population by highlighting ways to stay active and engaged while practicing physical distancing during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Explore some of our latest content and continue to check back as new content is added weekly.