Articles & Blogs by Audrey

Tomorrow is GivingTuesday

by Audrey Miller on December 2, 2019

in Articles & Blogs by Audrey

This past weekend was the American Thanksgiving.  In Canada we knew it was their Thanksgiving because advertising for  Black Friday sales was everywhere.   First it was on Friday, then it included Saturday and Sunday and now we have Cyber Monday.  What a concept!  While I tried not to be taken in by the advertising, I […]

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca Remembrance Day is a significant day in the lives of many who endured the challenges of living during war times. As benefactors of their sacrifice, we sometimes forget that peace is a gift and the high price that was paid for it. Today we have young soldiers who are returning from war, […]

Dementia and MAID

by Audrey Miller on November 3, 2019

in Articles & Blogs by Audrey, Dementia, Uncategorized

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca Medically assistance in dying (MAID= Bill C14) for eligible Canadians was passed by federal legislation in June 2016.  To recap, eligibility includes: Being 18 years and older and mentally competent Having a grievous and irremediable medical condition Making a voluntary request for MAID that is not the result of outside pressure or […]

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca I had a wonderful opportunity last week to be part of panel discussion on CTV Your Morning to discuss issues that are critical for seniors. Certainly an important topic as we approach election day. The National Seniors Strategy is really the document that outlines what needs to be done. I cannot comment […]

Originally posted @ allaboutestates.ca Last week I had a pleasure of attending the 100th birthday of one of my (favourite) clients. She is one of the lucky ones as she still lives in her own home and is able to afford 24/7 care. She has a wonderful care team who have been consistently providing care […]

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca My colleague Dr. Shulman in his July 30, 2019 blog “What an Attorney for Personal Care Can Do” described the roles of the substitute decision maker and the very important part they play in ensuring their loved one’s wellbeing. I have used ‘loved one’ but actually in many cases, the individual chosen […]

Ignorance is Bliss

by Audrey Miller on August 12, 2019

in Articles & Blogs by Audrey, Elder Care

Originally posted @ allaboutestates.ca Our friend recently told us that his sister had done a DNA genetic test with one of the companies that provides ancestry and health information. What she found out was not what she was expecting at all. No, she does not have ‘royal’ roots but she does have twin half brothers […]

A few weeks ago  there was an announcement  that the Federal health minister earmarked $50 million over 5 years to support our new dementia strategy.  You may recall that the National Strategy for Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias Act was passed in June 2017, which at that time, was a great birthday present for our 150th birthday. Following […]

Are you planning any summer holidays?  Are you travelling alone or with your family?  Should you decide to vacation with your older parent, there are some pre planning tips that can make this journey more enjoyable for both of you. Firstly, know what type of holiday would be best for everyone. Extensive touring, outings, or […]

It does seem like only yesterday because, while time has not stood still, sometimes our sentiments don’t change. The event and message is the same. It is a few years later and there is a new US golf champion. We still however miss those who are no longer around. It was hard not to know […]