Articles & Blogs by Audrey

Reposted from allaboutestates.ca   This original post was from a few years ago. It does seem like only yesterday because, while time has not stood still, sometimes our sentiments don’t change. The event and message is the same. It is a few years later and there is a new US golf champion. We still however […]

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca I had the pleasure of recently attending the B’nai Brith Canada Estates and Trusts Group annual seminar, titled Power of Attorney Disputes. It was a wonderful opportunity to watch some of Ontario’s finest estate lawyers play different roles (feuding siblings and mediator) as well as hear their professional perspective on various aspects […]

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca I am not a big fan of statistics but these figures are worth noting. Today there are more seniors over age 65 than children under age 14. Not only are we living longer but adults over 100 years of age are the fastest growing age group. Today’s life expectancy is 80 years […]

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca In our busy day to day lives I have found that people will often use acronyms, assuming their listener/reader understands. This is not always the case. It is not only the younger generation that is using new terms (what exactly is a meme?), but those of us in the caregiving world also […]

Holidays and Family Traditions

by Audrey Miller on April 19, 2017

in Articles & Blogs by Audrey

This past week we celebrated Passover and Easter. Major holidays recognized with a statutory holiday attached, at least for the latter. I wonder however about the observance of these holidays and whether this has waned over the years. For me and perhaps for many of you, these holy days have a traditional familial connection rather […]

Thank A Family Caregiver

by Audrey Miller on April 3, 2017

in Articles & Blogs by Audrey, Caregiving

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca Tomorrow April 4, 2017 is Ontario’s first annual Family Caregiver Day. Family caregivers support the very fabric of our society. It is not only about caring for older adults as it includes anyone who is in need of assistance. The Oxford Dictionary defines ‘care’ as a “the provision of what is necessary […]

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca Further to my colleague Diane Vieira’s March 15, 2017 blog, in which she summarized the Law Commission of Ontario report on legal capacity, decision-making and guardianship in Ontario, I wanted to highlight some key recommendations that I found to be particularly relevant. Over the last while, I have noticed a few changes […]

Originally published @allaboutestates.ca A complimentary copy of the Saturday Star was delivered to my door so I had the pleasure of holding a newspaper in my hand while enjoying my morning coffee (note: we have gone ‘paperless’ and I am not a happy convert). The headlines grabbed my attention: ‘Nursing homes feed seniors on $8.33 […]

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca Who knew spending the weekend immersed in dementia concepts could be so stimulating!!! I spent the weekend meeting wonderful people, learning new definitions/concepts and a new language such as ‘repositories, source code/asset archives Full-Stack C# developer Java C#, C ++. Python, PHP, SQL’. In return, I shared the concerns and challenge that […]

“Yesterday, we lost a giant – an exceptionally creative scientist and engineer who was also a delightful human being. Millie Dresselhaus began life as the child of poor Polish immigrants in the Bronx; by the end, she was Institute Professor Emerita, the highest distinction awarded by the MIT faculty. A physicist, materials scientist and electrical […]