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Winter 2000: Shifting Gears to Meet the Challenge of an Aging Population

January 3, 2000

IN THIS ISSUE: Seniors’ Mental Health: Identifying the Primary Needs – Alzheimer Disease: The Tough Issues Facing Families – Ethnoracial Issues: Barriers to Mental Health Care.

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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

Social Policy

Elder abuse / Alzheimer strategy for Ontario.

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