LGBTI and Long-term Care Facilities: Creating Culturally Safe Care
An interview with Ms. Samantha Edmonds Ms. Samantha Edmonds is one of Australia’s leading LGBTI inclusive strategists, policy makers and influencers with extensive knowledge and experience in assisting ageing, aged care and health providers develop LGBTI inclusive...
Australia’s COVID-19 successes shine a light on Canada’s troubled long-term care sector
Greg Shaw of the IFA speaks to the differences in the long-term care systems in Canada and Australia which have had a large impact on the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths in both countries in this CBC News article.
Working Together to Defeat Invasive Meningococcal Disease
April 24 is World Meningitis Day, and on this day, the International Federation on Ageing (IFA) together with the Confederation of Meningitis Organisations (CoMO) and Immunize Canada want to remind you that meningococcal disease is a health risk you should not take.
5 Questions on Global Health Matters with Dr. Jane Barratt, IFA
Dr. Jane Barratt, Secretary General, IFA discusses the adoption of a life-course approach to health system challenges; the positive impact of adult vaccination across generations; and concrete policy recommendations to prevent the onset of dementia with IFPMA.
Long-term Care Homes in Canada
Greg Shaw, Director, International Corporate Relations at the International Federation on Ageing, calls against anyone tempted to move their family member out of a care home at this time: "Let us hope that any older person moved because of such ill-informed advice...
As published in IMF F&D Magazine Written by David E. Bloom “Demography is destiny” is an oft-cited phrase that suggests the size, growth, and structure of a nation’s population determines its long-term social, economic, and political fabric. The phrase...
March 3rd is World Hearing Day: Don’t let hearing loss limit you
Written by Dr. Ruth Warick and Dr. Kathy Pichora-Fuller. Don’t let hearing loss limit you is the slogan for World Hearing Day on March 3rd. These are words to live by that Ruth Warick, President of the International Federation of Hard of Hearing People (IFHOH;...
Flu and YOU… Your evaluation skills are needed! Please read!
You know how one side of your nose gets blocked up worse than the other when you have a bad cold? Well there IS a reason – or so I have just discovered. Did you know that we have a nasal cycle?
Improving Dementia Care in Rural and Remote Communities: Actions for Moving Forward
Globally, nearly 50 million people live with dementia, and there are almost 10 million new cases per year. Data shows that dementia and cognitive impairment are more prevalent among rural seniors than urban older adults.
Inégalités en matière de soins chez les personnes âgées : pourquoi la vaccination tout au long de la vie est importante
Jane Barratt, Secrétaire générale, International Federation on Ageing (IFA) et Isabelle Deschamps, Responsable des Affaires Publiques Vaccins Monde, Sanofi Pasteur. D’ici 2020, et pour la première fois dans l’histoire, le nombre de personnes âgées de 60 ans et...