Dementia

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 […]

Suicide and Seniors

by Audrey Miller on May 1, 2017

in Dementia, Elder Care, End of Life

Originally posted @ allaboutestates.ca In last week’s blog, my colleague Dr. Shulman highlighted the ten ‘D’s of Geriatric Psychiatry . The ‘D’ that I would like to comment on today is depression which is closely linked to his last ‘D’ which is death. I have blogged over the years that contrary to popular belief, depression […]

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 […]

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 […]