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Assessment and Management Tool – Cognitive Impairment in Dementia – the 7As

This tool compiles seven thinking problems and cognitive loss of people with dementia and strategies to compensate.

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Assessment and Management Tool – Confusion Assessment Method (short version) Pocket Card

This pocket card contains a ready-to-print short version of the CAM.

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Assessment and Management Tool – Decision Making Capacity and Dementia

The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing developed this guideline for evaluating decision-making capacity in hospitalized patients and those in long-term care diagnosed with dementia.

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Assessment and Management Tool – Delirium Clinical Guidelines (NICE – UK)

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) Clinical Guideline 103 – Delirium: diagnosis, prevention and management, was developed by the National Clinical Guideline Centre in the UK to guide the identification, diagnosis, prevention, and management of delirium.

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Assessment and Management Tool – Delirium SFH Toolkit

This enhanced processes of care module on delirium provides information on screening, detecting, preventing, managing, monitoring and evaluation. It was developed under the guidance of the provincial SFH Promising Practices Toolkit Working Group.

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Assessment and Management Tool – Meaning and Solutions for Behaviours in Dementia

This document outlines a list of solutions to help manage specific dementia-related behaviors.

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Assessment and Management Tool – Modified Dementia Observation System

This is a tool for documenting the behaviors for people living with dementia.

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Assessment and Management Tool – Process Flow for Escalated Behaviour

This flow map describes the process to follow as soon as an escalated behaviour is identified by any healthcare provider.

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Assessment and Management Tool – RNAO’s Delirium, Dementia and Depression in Older Adults

The RNAO developed an on-line course for assessment of older adults with delirium, dementia and/or depression (the “3Ds”).

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Assessment and Management Tool – Delirium Prevention Poster (multi language)

Our delirium prevention poster has gained popularity world-wide! This print-ready infographic highlights 6 proven strategies to prevent delirium in older adults. This poster is part of our Delirium Toolkit.

This delirium poster is also available in other languages:


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Assessment and Management Tool – SF7 Delirium Toolkit

The SF7 Toolkit supports clinical best practices for healthcare providers across the sectors of care and includes self-management tools for older adults and their caregivers. The toolkit provides a common practice framework that complements the unique skills and practices of the various care providers helping older adults. SF7 focuses on seven clinical areas that support resilience, independence, and quality of life: cognition (particularly delirium), mobility, social engagement, continence, pain, nutrition, and polypharmacy.

The SF7 toolkit is available by individual topic, or bundled together. Click here to access the SF7 Toolkit.

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Other – GiiC Overview

This document provides an overview of the Geriatrics Interprofessional Interorganizational Collaboration (GiiC) initiative and includes a list of resources which were included in the 2008 toolkit. Resources from this toolkit are available on request.

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Other – PRC Program of Toronto Brochure

This brochure summarizes the role of the PRCP.

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Patient Resource – Emergency Visit Checklist for People with Dementia

The Alzheimer Society of Canada (ASC) have developed a series of checklists and forms for people living with dementia to fill out with a family member, friend, or caregiver before an emergency department visit.

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Presentation – A Collaborative Approach to the Prevention and Management of Delirium Webinar

Click here for a recording of the presentation. This webinar was presented on April 26, 2019 by Dr. Jason Kerr, MD, and Mary-Lynn Peters, NP. This presentation discussed the Medical Psychiatry Alliance and the delirium project at Trillium Health Partners. Presenters shared how they implemented delirium prevention, screening, and management with a collaborative medical and psychiatry lens.

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Presentation – Alzheimer Society of Toronto Music Program Webinar

Click here for a recording of the presentation. This webinar presented in April 2017 by the Alzheimers Society of Toronto provides information about their program which provides free Ipods to people living with dementia.

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Presentation – An Update on Hypertension Management in Older Adults Webinar

Click here for a recording of the presentation. This webinar was presented on May 24, 2019 by Dr. Patrick Jung. This presentation discussed the most current guidelines in the management of hypertension, including the relationship between hypertension management and cognitive impairment risk. Cases discussed emphasize unique considerations in the management of blood pressure in older adults.

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Presentation – Approach to Delirium in Primary Care Settings

This presentation by Dr. Andrea Moser at the sfCare Intersectoral Conference in May 2018 considers approaches to delirium in primary care settings.

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Presentation – Dementia Friendly Hospitals

Click here for a recording of the presentation. This presentation in March 2017 by Professor June Andrews provides practical information on how to make hospitals dementia-friendly.

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This presentation in Oct 2017 by Dr. Kathleen F Hunter reviews three research studies of patients with dementia in emergency department.

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Presentation – Innovations in Responsive Behaviour Poster

This poster summarizes a series of interventions directed to improve the management of patients with responsive behaviors.

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Presentation – Ontario’s Dementia Strategy: 10 Strategic Investments (MOHLTC)

This presentation by the MOHLTC at the GEM Conference in October 2017 provides an overview of the ten strategic investments of the dementia strategy, and includes alignment with other MOHLTC initiatives.

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Presentation – Overview of Ontario’s Dementia Strategy (MOHLTC) Webinar

Click here for a recording of the presentation. This webinar presented in June 2017 by Michael Robertson (MOHLTC) provides a high-level overview on Ontario’s dementia strategy.

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Presentation – The Evolution of Person-Centred Language with Responsive Behaviours Webinar

 Click here for a recording of the presentation. This webinar was presented in Feb 2018 by Deborah Brown, Nurse Practitioner, Senior Friendly Care Strategy and Mary-Lynn Peters, Clinical Manager, Professional Practice. This webinar introduces the Toronto Academic Health Sciences Network Community of Practice (TAHSN CoP) Person-Centred Language for Responsive Behaviours guideline. The discussion encourages us to look past the pathology, seeking the root cause of behaviours in order to understand the person and his or her expressions. When the language we use is specific and objective, it facilitates understanding and optimal care planning.

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Presentation – Toronto Central LHIN: Seniors Plan & Dementia Plan Webinar

Click here for a recording of the presentation. This webinar was presented on September 28, 2018 by Dr. Samir Sinha. This presentation discussed the direction and current actions in the development of the TC LHIN Seniors Plan and Dementia Plan, and how they fit with work underway at the Provincial level.

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Presentation – Delirium Screening in Clinical Practice – Mind the Gap! Webinar

Click here for a recording of the presentation. This webinar was presented in March 2018 by by Dr. Niamh O’Regan, Consultant Geriatrician and Clinician Researcher in Western University, London, Ontario. This presentation discusses why delirium screening is important and examines the barriers to implementation. Evidence for feasibility of existing screening tools and a hypothesis as to what might be the best way to screen for delirium in busy clinical units are presented.

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