January 2011

January 27, 2011; By:  Audrey Miller All About Estates It is still Alzheimer’s “Do Not Forget” month and this blog concludes my January contribution on living and loving someone with a dementia. Financial considerations for those diagnosed with a dementia is significant. Being prepared and helping your parents to be prepared is good planning, no […]

As a social worker, working with disabled individuals and their families, I know that a disability can occur at any age.  But what exactly is a disability?  I don’t need to tell anyone who cannot get out of bed in the morning due to paralysis of the lower limbs, or someone who cannot swallow food, […]

January 19, 2011; By: Audrey Miller All About Estates  How sad I was to read that Mrs. Chiu froze to death, close to her own home last week in Toronto. She died because she froze to death. She froze to death because she had dementia and wandered out of her home and became disoriented. As […]

January 11, 2011; By: Audrey Miller All About Estates Lest I forget to mention it, January is Alzheimer’s awareness month. With one in three seniors over age 85 having dementia, many families are dealing with this diagnosis. Dementia is the loss of cognitive functioning—thinking, remembering, and reasoning—to such an extent that it interferes with a […]

January 3, 2011; By: Audrey Miller All About Estates It may be unusual that the first section of the paper that I read, is the Sports section. Not to know how the Leafs did but rather to read the births and deaths. I started reading the births when I had my own children, some 20 […]