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Assessment and Management Tool – Assessment of Delirium in Primary Care Pocket Card

This pocket card for primary care providers describes causes of delirium.

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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 (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 101 for Healthcare Administrators Infographic

This infographic, created by Delirium Care Network, provides consequences, costs and an action plan for preventing delirium. For more delirium infographics, please click here for the Delirium Care Network.

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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 – The Geriatric Depression Scale (short form)

The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing developed this reference sheet explaining the use of the GDS short form.

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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 – 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 – 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 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 – 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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