Professional development

A selection of training and e-learning modules as well as useful resources.

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The Alzheimer Society of Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging and brainXchange, delivers a series of webinars in both English and French to help health care providers learn about the latest dementia research, resources to support their practice and experiences of people who are living with dementia. Listen to archived webinars at brainXchange.

National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly, NICE offers a wide selection of digital and pocket tools on caregiving, dementia care, elder abuse, end-of-life care, financial literacy and mental health.

Sagelink, the online home of the Centre for Studies in Aging & Health at Providence Care. Sagelink is a web-based resource for geriatric patients, their caregivers and health professionals in south-east Ontario and beyond.

International Psychogeriatric Association, a professional healthcare community promoting better geriatric mental health – across disciplines, across borders, and across geriatric issues.


Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia
These checklists provide help and support to family and/or professional care providers who are looking after the patient on a daily basis. Source: Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux de l’Estrie – Centre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke (2018).

When Dementia and Abuse Issues Collide: Untangling a Wicked Combination
This webinar presents a brief overview of the current abuse issues that can arise for people living with dementia, and case studies demonstrating how clinicians, policy makers and society can better respond to ensure these issues can be prevented whenever possible. Presented by brainXchange in collaboration with the Alzheimer Society of Canada and the CCNA.

Care planning and Decision Making in Dementia: Controversies and Solutions
This presentation uses cases to explore the unique needs of patients and their caregivers when dementia is present and how dementia and frailty interact to inform the decision making process. Presented by brainXchange in collaboration with the Alzheimer Society of Canada and the CCNA.

Making Decisions: Dementia and Living at Home
A webinar to help decide if an older adult with dementia can stay at home facilitated by Dr. William Dalziel, Professor, Geriatric Medicine, University of Ottawa, Regional Geriatric Program of Eastern Ontario.

Choosing Wisely Canada (CWC)
A campaign to help physicians and patients engage in conversations about unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures, and to help physicians and patients make smart and effective choices to ensure high-quality care.


Frailty, Dementia and Disasters: What health care providers need to know is an e-learning program that helps health-care providers, administrators and policy makers understand the vulnerability of older adults, how emergency management applies to them, ways to improve emergency preparedness, and the role of health-care providers in protecting older people in emergencies and disasters. The program is hosted by brainXchange and is available in both English and French.

Education modules

The Foundation for Medical Practice Education, dedicated to the development, production and evaluation of educational programs for community-based family medicine and general practitioners.

The Portal of Geriatrics Online Education (POGOe), a free collection of expert-contributed geriatrics educational materials for educators and learners

The Advanced Gerontological Education, a not-for-profit social enterprise that provides a variety of educational products for "enhancing the care of older adults by learning together."