Here, you’ll find the latest evidence and resources on various topics related to the health of older people, including initiatives to support healthy aging, treatments for medical conditions common in older people, and health interventions provided in long-term and palliative care settings. You may also wish to visit our Evidence Bundles on diabetes, pain, primary care, and oncology.
We’ve selected the following materials to get you started:
A list of gaps in evidence related to nutrition interventions for older adults that CADTH has identified while carrying out rapid reviews through its Rapid Response Service.
At-a-glance summary of the CADTH Optimal Use project on interventions for adults with acute or chronic insomnia disorder.
Monitoring of Blood Glucose - a pamphlet for people with type 2 diabetes that helps them recognize the signs of low blood sugar and provides information on treatment and prevention
An alternate prescription pad for use by primary care clinicians to suggest ways to treat constipation and explain why stool softeners are not a recommended treatment.
A letter for long-term care residents (or their families or caregivers) explaining why they are no longer taking stool softeners.
A two-page newsletter outlining the evidence on the association between proton pump inhibitors and C. difficile infection.
A pamphlet for people with type 2 diabetes that helps them recognize the signs of low blood sugar and provides information on treatment and prevention.
Hospital News article, October 2014
Hospital News, Article , February 2020
Hospital News Article , March 2019
Dementia care in Canada: Implementation considerations and the lived experience perspective (Hospital News article, February 2022)
Hospital News article, May 2019
Hospital news, January 2020