Elder Care

Keeping Memories Alive

by Audrey Miller on June 12, 2017

in Elder Care, End of Life

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca It is hard enough when a loved one forgets; but it is also very painful when family forget …. about who the older person is and who they were. Many times older people are seen as just that old folks- who may be wrinkled, forgetful, stooped over and hard of hearing. But […]

Elder Orphans

by Audrey Miller on June 5, 2017

in Baby Boomers, Elder Care

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca You may already be familiar with the terms. It refers to older individuals who do not have any family to provide care for them. They have either outlived their family or are estranged from them. With our aging demographics we are working with many single women who do not have any children. […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Do You Know Any Jay Walkers?

by Audrey Miller on November 17, 2016

in Articles & Blogs by Audrey, Elder Care

Originally posted @ allaboutestates.ca Have you seen seniors trying to cross a busy street where there are no traffic lights? Many think they can walk faster than the speeding car headed their way. Not so….. Becoming allies in promoting safety for seniors can encompass a broad range of topics from elder abuse to fraud prevention […]

Please Pass The Gravy

by Audrey Miller on October 6, 2016

in Articles & Blogs by Audrey, Caregiving, Elder Care

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca Many families will be traveling this week to celebrate Thanksgiving. If you live in a different city than your parents, the time spent together during the holiday can allow you to see how well they are managing. Be aware of the small things and things that are different. For example, are you […]