Winter 2000: Shifting Gears to Meet the Challenge of an Aging Population
IN THIS ISSUE: Seniors’ Mental Health: Identifying the Primary Needs – Alzheimer Disease: The Tough Issues Facing Families – Ethnoracial Issues: Barriers to Mental Health Care.
In This Issue
Editorial: Changing Demographics
An Aging Population
Canada’s senior population is among the fastest growing in the world.
Seniors’ Mental Health: Identifying the Primary Needs
Dr. Ken Shulman discusses the primary needs of our elderly population.
Alzheimer Disease: The Tough Issues Facing Families
Along with the social and economic costs of Alzheimer Disease are a number of tough ethical issues which family members are called upon to make.
Substance Use: The Hidden Problem
40-70% of older adults who are seen by the OPUS 55 program, which addresses addiction disorders, also have a co-occurring mental health disorder.
Ethnoracial Issues: Barriers to Mental Health Care
Examining the barriers to mental health care for seniors from ethnoracial backgrounds.
CMHA, Windsor-Essex County Branch Mental Health Program for Older Adults
Elder abuse / Alzheimer strategy for Ontario.