Medication safety in long-term care

By Jim Kong and Certina Ho Medication safety is an essential component of medication use and has become a great benchmark for quality care in...

Why we need improved oral health in hospital, home care and long-term care services

By Mary McNally Some years ago, a retired university professor visited my dentistry practice. He was fit and had a pleasant smile. He hadn’t seen...

Cushioning the impact of dementia

By Drew Tapley Sometimes the solution to a problem comes out of left field and has a mindbog­gling effect. At least this is what happened...

Sundowning program helps manage responsive behaviours

By Drew Tapley About 80 per cent of residents at Camilla Care Community in Mississauga, Ontario, display some form of dementia-related responsive behavior. A lot...

The cannabis conundrum

By Roxanne Tang and Susan C. Jenkins Meet Jim, a 70-year-old resident of an assisted living home. He is in generally good health, but...

A primer on stroke

Stroke is one of the leading causes of disability and death in Canada. Out of every 100 people who experience a stroke, 15 die,...