Articles & Blogs by Audrey

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca Many of us have questions/concerns about where we will live, when we are no longer able to remain in our homes and this seems to be a topic discussed regularly. I am sure over the holidays there were many similar sounding conversations had with friends either talking about their parent(s) or in […]

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca All of the writers (and presumably the readers as well) know the importance of having their ‘important paper’ work completed. For me, most importantly this means completing Powers of Attorney for both Property and Personal care as well as Advanced Care Directives. For you, perhaps the ‘most importantly’ may be the Will, […]

Glad To Be A Day Older…..

by Audrey Miller on January 11, 2019

in Articles & Blogs by Audrey

Originally posted @ allaboutestates.ca As we wind down 2018 and look forward to 2019, I always ask myself ‘where did the time go?’ I don’t really know because I am sure like many of you, I don’t feel much older than I did last year or the year before. I think we notice that someone […]

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca At this time of year many of us, regardless of age, can get the flu. Unfortunately for seniors, the flu can be particularly dangerous- for a number of reasons – Pneumonia – Dehydration – Greater falls risk with weakness – Body weakness and – Delirium- the topic of today’s blog I had […]

Glad To Be A Day Older…

by Audrey Miller on December 31, 2018

in Articles & Blogs by Audrey, Elder Care

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca As we wind down 2018 and look forward to 2019, I always ask myself ‘where did the time go?’ I don’t really know because I am sure like many of you, I don’t feel much older than I did last year or the year before. I think we notice that someone else […]

The happy season is now upon us and back by popular demand I am sharing my holiday jingle. It is written with the best of intent and I hope will make you smile. T’was the fight before Christmas, when all families know, It’s better to forgive than tell them to F. O., Mom probably liked […]

The holidays can be a wonderful time to spend together with loved ones, remembering the meaning of the season and celebrating together. When visiting with and sharing time with a family member who has dementia, the challenge is with the expectation. The Alzheimer’s Society notes that often caregivers must deal with feelings and emotions that […]

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca Does her name sound familiar? Audrey was 57 years old when she died last month, by her own choice and with medical assistance. She had been diagnosed 2 years earlier with incurable cancer and had chosen to die on her own terms- except she really didn’t. In her own words: “people like […]

Originally published @allaboutestates.ca My fellow bloggers and I write frequently about Powers of Attorney, however my concerns are often focused on the lack of planning when it comes to making Powers of Attorney for both Personal Care and Property. More specifically, although I do not have any statistical data, my subject matter experience tells me […]

The Final Goodbye

by Audrey Miller on November 5, 2018

in Articles & Blogs by Audrey

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca Further to my last week’s blog  on ‘getting ready for the final scene’, my lovely 94 year old client died this past Saturday.  I really can’t say it was a peaceful death as it seemed to be a very long and  difficult journey.   She could no longer eat or drink and as […]