Dementia

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 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 […]

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 In my opinion, dementia is our greatest health crisis. It is a disease that is not based on culture, gender, ethnicity, or social economic background although there is some current research that there may be some modifiable factors. Alzheimers is the most common form of dementia and one that impacts more women than men. […]

A Feel Good Story

by Audrey Miller on August 13, 2018

in Articles & Blogs by Audrey, Dementia, Elder Care

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca I am one of the lucky ones. I like what I do and I enjoy my work very much. The counsellors who work with me say the same thing and while we do deal with much sadness, we always try and find the positive in our daily work. This is one such […]

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca Grey area: The fragile frontier of dementia, intimacy and sexual consent was the Saturday July 14, 2018 front page headline in the Globe and Mail. Seniors and sexuality finally makes the front page of a national newspaper. However It is much more than that and the focus of the article is on consent […]

Originally publised @allaboutestates.ca I was intrigued by the following headline “How a stationary bike, paired with Google Street View, helps seniors with dementia” so decided that this would be the start of this morning’s blog. One of my preferred themes is dementia and the impact it has on everyone. No surprise as “dementia is the […]

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca Delirium is one of the 3 big ‘D’s that we see with our older clients. The other ‘D’’s are dementia and depression but I suppose the biggest ‘D’ out there is death. I recently came across a Reader’s Digest article while waiting at a doctor’s office that had been reprinted from The […]

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca Last week I had the  pleasure of presenting to a group of caregivers from the Alzheimers Society Kingston Frontenac & Addington chapter.  One thing that everyone in the group had in common was that they were all loving someone who had a diagnosis of dementia.  Just to refresh terminology, “dementia is a […]

Originally published @allaboutestates. ca This blog will address some of the first hand experiences that my clients and I have had when interfacing with the Long Term Care sector. Younger adults. I worked with a 42 year old gentleman who lived with a degenerative motor disease. He could no longer live on his own and […]