Articles & Blogs by Audrey

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca I recently had the pleasure of listening to Dr. Danielle Martin address health care system challenges faced by Canadians daily. In her book Better Now, Dr. Martin explores ways to make Canadian health care better. Dr. Martin is a family doctor and practices in the Family Practice Health Centre at Women’s College […]

Good mental health is important. A few weeks ago was Bell Canada’s ‘Let’s Talk Day’ which was about raising awareness and money for mental health improvement. This year, Bell Canada had 131,705,010 interactions from people like you and me either tweeting, calling, posting on Instagram, viewing a Facebook video or texting on January 25, all […]

Ontario’s Dementia Strategy

by Audrey Miller on January 30, 2017

in Articles & Blogs by Audrey, Dementia

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca Over the last many years I have shared many blogs on the crisis of dementia. It is a disease that impacts everyone and with science helping us to live longer, we need to appreciate that for some, they may feel that they are not living at all. I have discussed both the […]

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca “I can think of no other disease that places such a heavy burden on families, communities, and societies. I can think of no other disease where innovation, including breakthrough discoveries to develop a cure, is so badly needed.” — Margaret Chan, Director General, World Health Organization (Opening remarks at the First WHO […]

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca After 70 years of marriage Norman and Mae are told by our government that in order to get the care they need, they need to live separately. Certainly there is something not right about this statement, yet as hard as it is to believe, that was the story reported in the National […]

Bittersweet Holidays

by Audrey Miller on December 29, 2016

in Articles & Blogs by Audrey, Caregiving, Elder Care

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca In another few days we will say goodbye to 2016 and hello to 2017. This time of year for me, is a time of reflection. Most jarringly- is wondering where did the time go? While I try to be in the present, I am not always successful. What seems to be no […]

2016 Holiday Jingle

by Audrey Miller on December 20, 2016

in Articles & Blogs by Audrey, Baby Boomers

Please enjoy as intended, with a wink and a smile 🙂 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ T’was the fight before Christmas, when all families know, It’s better to forgive than tell them to F. O., Mom probably liked you better, if memory serves, So while I am a P.O.A., she will get what she deserves. Come on siblings and […]

Originally published @allaboutestates.ca Holiday travel is around the corner.  Traveling with older parents does require pre-planning and this blog highlights my recent  trip  accompanying my mother to see her older brother and sister in law who live over 4,000 km away. Like any trip, it required organization but alittle more so to ensure we had: […]

A Place To Call Home

by Audrey Miller on December 1, 2016

in Articles & Blogs by Audrey, Dementia

Originally published @allaboutestates.ca One Kenton Place is alive and well! As readers may remember, I had previously blogged about One Kenton- as an innovative new community for individuals living with dementia. To remind you, One Kenton was designed with state of the art dementia/age friendly collaboration with Ivey International Centre for Health Innovation at Western. […]

Turkey, Tradition and Dementia

by Audrey Miller on November 24, 2016

in Articles & Blogs by Audrey, Dementia

Originally published @allaboutestates.ca Today is American Thanksgiving. Being north of the border we have already eaten turkey and hopefully have given thanks for all we have. However, many American families will be getting together to share a meal. Many will be driving or flying  so that they can  be with their families. Many of these […]