Dementia

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 […]

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 […]

Cracked: New Light on Dementia

by Audrey Miller on November 10, 2016

in Articles & Blogs by Audrey, Dementia

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca A play that speaks louder than words.   I had the pleasure of watching an “innovative research-based theatre production that raises important questions about the dominant ‘tragic’ ways persons with dementia are understood and treated in our society.” Based on research by health researchers, Dr. Sherry Dupuis and team highlight the very common […]

Demystifying the ‘D’ Word

by Audrey Miller on September 22, 2016

in Dementia, Health Care

Written by Jessica Rochman-Fowler Yesterday was World Alzheimer’s Day, a day to call for increased action in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, but also to appreciate the strides made in the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. Additionally, World Alzheimer’s Day is a day to commemorate the effort made by caregivers and […]

Originally published @ allaboutestates.ca Transportation is a major issue for seniors, especially in rural communities. Losing one’s drivers license triggers many emotions- especially loss of independence. ‘Giving up the keys’ is a common discussion in many households and most often when adult children have concerns about their parent’s driving habits. Statistics Canada[1] report that in […]

Gone Missing….

by Audrey Miller on August 4, 2016

in Articles & Blogs by Audrey, Dementia

Originally posted @ allaboutestates.ca A few weeks ago, I had a client go missing. He walked out of his house early one morning while his wife was still sleeping.  He was found 24 hours later, having walked for miles.  There are more and more stories of seniors who walk out of their home and get […]

Continued from last week’s blog:  A Day Like Any Other…Life Interrupted Welcome to the wonderful world of family caregiving! Keith now becomes part of the 35% of employed Canadians who provide unpaid care to a family member or friend. A 2015 Employer Panel Report, called “When Work and Caregiving Collide: How Employers Can Support Their […]