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Dangerous prescriptions? Benzodiazepine use among Aboriginal senior women  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol5no1EN.pdf

Discusses the health consequences caused by over-prescription of benzodiazepines to older Aboriginal women.

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Published: 2006
The effects of social isolation and loneliness on the health of older women  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol2no2EN.pdf

Illustrates how social isolation can undermine older women's health and well-being.

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Published: 2001
The caring game

Presents a workshop kit designed to enhance sensitivity and understanding of caring as it relates to those receiving in-home long-term care. Uses an engaging board game format to give people a unique understanding of caring, and a view of life that often remains hidden behind closed doors. Addresses various disabilities, issues of diversity, and elder abuse. Includes a step-by-step manual for facilitators, which will ensure successful in-house training for years to come.

Published: 2001
Coronary heart disease care in older women: optimizing diagnostic and therapeutic decisions  
http://www.amwa-doc.org/index.cfm?objectid=BCE2123A-D567-0B25-513232737FE22849

Synthesizes the current state of the evidence on optimal diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to older women with established coronary heart disease.

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Published: 2004
Supporting health-related quality of life for old women  
http://www.amwa-doc.org/index.cfm?objectid=B7BFA697-D567-0B25-56727B85033569B4

Provides a life span development perspective on possibilities for achieving psychological gains in old age, a review of effective coping resources, and a summary of key elements of health-related quality of life. Offers suggestions for contributing to older women’s quality of life in the context of delivering health care services.

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Published: 2004
Fall prevention for older women: lifestyle, medical, and environmental strategies

Examines the effects of falling, reviews relevant risk factors, and discusses methods of assessing fall risk and preventing future falls.

Published: 2004
Aging in poverty in canada

Examines the issues that impact on the economic vulnerability of seniors and offers recommendations.

Published: 2005
Challenges in working with older women

Discusses issues involved in working with older women who are victims of violence in relationships or other types of domestic violence.

Published: 1997
The best is yet to be: preventing, detecting, and treating depression in older women  
http://www.amwa-doc.org/index.cfm?objectid=2ABBF73D-D567-0B25-5DC480EA8A550EB3

Reviews information about the risk factors for depression in older women, the prevalence of depression in older women, and the concept of minor or subsyndromal depression.

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Published: 2004
Silent and invisible: a report on abuse and violence in the lives of older women in British Columbia and Yukon

Presents a series of recommendations that respond to older women’s expressed needs for emotional support, education, information, and a safe living environment, and ways to shatter their isolation.

Published: 2001