Alzheimer Society of Canada

The Alzheimer Society of Canada provides current information about Alzheimer's disease, related dementias, caregiving, support, research, treatment, and programs and services.

Canadian Coalition for Seniors' Mental Health (CCSMH)

The mission of the CCSMH is to promote the mental health of seniors by connecting people, ideas and resources. CCSMH is guided by the principle that mental illness is not a normal part of aging. All seniors have the right and deserve to receive services and care that promotes their mental health and responds to their mental illness needs.

Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association (CGNA)

This website provides information about gerontological nursing practice in Canada, including current standards of practice.

Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA)


This national website focuses on advancing and advocating for quality end-of-life/hospice palliative care in Canada.This association works to improve public policy, public education and awareness regarding these services.

Caregiver Guide: Tips for Caregivers of People with Alzheimer's Disease


Caregiver Toolkit


The Caregiver Toolkit offers a 'one-stop shop' of evidence-informed resources for those working with caregivers, either directly or indirectly. It has been developed by the BC Psychogeriatric Association with a contribution from the Government of Canada. These resources are designed to be used by a diversity of front line workers, program managers, policy analysts, administrators, health educators, advocates and anyone interested in strengthening caregiver resiliency through service provision and policy development to address caregiver needs across Canada. The primary resources, the Caregiver Policy Lens and the Service Provider Resource Guide, are supported with additional resources on the website and can be downloaded.

Discovery Toolkit - Supporting Family Caregivers of Seniors

This toolkit is for healthcare providers and various stakeholders who support family caregivers. It contains tools for learning and discussion including summaries, slide presentations, handouts, and suggested resources.

Exercise and Dementia Therapy


Dorothy Forbes has been researching the beneficial effects of exercise for people living with dementia, her website provides an overview of some of her findings on the benefits of exercise. Also read a BBC report on her research.

Geriatric Pain


This website contains evidence-based tools and best practices for nurses responsible for pain care in older adults in nursing homes.

Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence - Dementia Online Series

This FREE online series is composed of four self-paced learning modules focusing on specific stages of dementia. The series was developed through funding provided by Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust, the John A. Hartford Foundation, and the Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence at Arizona State University College of Nursing and Health Innovation. The aim of the series is to enhance nursing faculty knowledge and skills in the development and implementation of gerontological nursing standards and teaching strategies in pre-licensure education. In addition, this series may be used in the practice setting to enhance healthcare providers' knowledge and skills related to the care of older adults with dementia.

Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing (ConsultGeriRN)


This website contains information on evidence-based assessment tools and protocols for managing common geriatric syndromes and conditions.

Hospitalization Happens: A Guide to Hospital Visits for Individuals with Memory Loss

Innovative care delivery models for better health outcomes

This quick reference resource from CNA highlights Canadian programs and facilities that promote the principles of primary health care in their care models.


Public Health Agency of Canada, Division of Aging and Seniors


This federal website provides links to new services, publications, and news releases on issues relevant to aging.

RNAO Nursing Best Practice Guidelines: Delirium, Dementia and Depression


eLearning course on screening and care strategies for delirium, dementia and depression. From the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario. Registration required.