Documents, Articles, Links for Seniors and Informal Caregivers


Personal Health File (booklet)

Medication Tracking Chart

Health Care Decision Making and Parkinson’s

Elder Friendly e-Zine – Falls Prevention


Hospitalized Elderly and Discharge Planning – article

Senior-Friendly Emergency Department Care – article

Bach article – Nursing roles

Behaviours Associated with Dementia

Death and Dying Resources

Report: “Best practice approaches to minimise functional decline in the older person across the acute, sub-acute and residential aged care.” Completed by Clinical Epidemiology and Health Services Evaluation Unit, Melbourne, Australia, November 2004.

Wellness Made Easy Wellness tips for all

Assessing Suicide by Constance Captain: Assessing Suicide in clients

Aging and Seniors Publications – Public Health Association of Canada on a variety of topics of interest to seniors.


Alzheimer Society of BC –  Excellent source of information on dementia, support for patient/families, wandering registry, and links to the Canadian site

Canada’s Food Guide – Includes an interactive feature to teach serving sizes and examples individualized by gender and age.

Hospital Medicine

Family Caregiver Alliance – Includes caregiver info and advice and fact sheets for caregivers.

How’s Your Health – Interactive website questionnaire creates questionnaire for frail elders and guidance in problem solving.

Canadian Osteoporosis Patient Network – Information for people coping with osteoporosis. Includes an e-newsletter and information about clinical trials.

Patient Decision Aids – Includes an alphabetical listing of decision aids such as “Should I take medications to treat Alzheimer’s Disease?” on a variety of health topics. Also has information for health care professionals on developing and implementing decision aids.