Elders

Elders

No growing pains

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Barbara Lamb
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Vol 8, No.2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1987
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article demonstrates how proper movement and handy tools can make gardening easier for people with different abilities. Tips on how to garden, what to grow, how to avoid injury. 

 

Ageing, discrimination and older women's human rights: from the perspectives of CEDAW convention

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English
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Online
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Ferdous Ara Begum
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UN CEDAW Committee

Population ageing is a global phenomenon due to improvements in basic health care and living standards as well as declines in fertility rates and rising longevity. Both men and women face discrimination due to old age, but women experience ageing differently. Gender relations structure the entire life cycle, from birth to old age, influencing access to resources and opportunities and shaping life choices at every stage. Good health, economic security and adequate housing are essential requirements of ageing with dignity, but older women in both developed and developing countries face difficulties in accessing these on a basis of equality with men.

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Interviewing Inuit elders: perspectives on traditional health

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English
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Paper
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Author: 
Michele Therrien
Frederic Laugrand
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Nunavut Arctic College
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Arviat, NU

Examines traditional Inuit health practices and beliefs as remembered by both North and South Baffin elders: from treatments for fractures to methods of diagnosis and attitudes toward the injured or ill. PDF to read

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Interviewing Inuit elders: childrearing practices

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Jean Briggs (ed.)
Publisher: 
Nunavut Arctic College
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Arviat, NU

Addresses traditional childrearing practices as experienced by two elders from the South Baffin Island region: Naqi Ekho and Uqsuralik Ottokie.

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Dangerous prescriptions? Benzodiazepine use among Aboriginal senior women

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English
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British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
Centres of Excellence for Women's Health Research Bulletins (CEWHRB)
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Online
Paper
Author: 
Amy Salmon
Publisher: 
Research Bulletin
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

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

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ISSN 14963612
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Includes bibliographical references.

Don't say marmalade when you mean jam: HIV/AIDS information for Aboriginal elders

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Online
Author: 
Rachel Thompson
Lona Hegeman
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
1999
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Describes the history and the production of "Marmalade or Jam - A recipe for understanding AIDS," a booklet created to inform and educate elders on HIV/AIDS questions and issues.

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ISSN 14800039

Reaching out: a guide to communicating with Aboriginal seniors

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English
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Paper
Online
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Health Canada
Publication Date: 
1998
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Presents information for use by federal employees and officials of other governments and organizations that have dealings with Aboriginal people. Suggests ways to package and deliver information to improve the chances it will reach Aboriginal seniors and be understood. Appendices include: Using the Right Terms, Some Helpful Resources, National Aboriginal Organizations and Media, and Charts on the information needs of Aboriginal seniors and the information gathering patterns of Aboriginal seniors and other community members.

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ABGN.R43 1998
ISBN 0662265165
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