Health Care

Congratulations Canada! 150 years young and we are living longer than ever. Along with long life often comes disability and for many dementia is, in my opinion, the most threatening disease of today. Finally we have joined the ranks of the more progressive countries, those that are preparing themselves for what many have referred to […]

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 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 […]

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 Making a decision about your future or the future of an aging loved one can feel overwhelming. Not only does it take an emotional toll, but it involves knowing what care options are out there, understanding how those options can work for you and evaluating the cost of those options to pick […]

Originally posted @ allaboutestates.ca Hot enough for you?  Perhaps pouring a bucket of ice cold water over your head is just what you need! Well fortunately for many, those that did participate in the 2014 Ice Bucket Challenge raised over $16 million dollars for research into ALS. The great news is that this money was […]

Originally published @allaboutestates.ca One of the most distressing types of calls we receive are from families who have been told by the hospital that their loved one will be discharged…..tomorrow. It is bad enough that their loved one is in the hospital, and to be told that they will be discharged with no time to […]

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca One of my favourite doctors to listen to is Dr. Brian Goldman. His interview last week and subsequent blog aptly called ‘Palliative care needs a new name’ struck a chord with me and I felt it was an important issue to share. The study referenced included a small sample size of 48 […]

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca We are aware that there is a shortage of doctors in Canada. Now as there are more seniors over age 65 than there are children under 15 years of age, the question is who will look after them? Geriatricians are specialists in the care of the elderly.  They have specialized training which […]