aging

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca I have recently returned from a fantastic trip to Asia- which had been on my bucket list. The trip started in Japan and it was a perfect launching point to see how aging matters and learn about some of the differences and similarities in our cultures. People live longer in Japan and […]

Toronto Seniors Strategy 2.0

by Audrey Miller on March 4, 2019

in Caregiving, Elder Care, Health Care

Pleased to have been part of this solution. Download and read the report.

Originally posted for @allaboutestates.ca Last January 2017 the Ontario government recognized that Seniors in Ontario  are a growing force that needs to be better serviced and recognized and created its own stand alone Ministry, namely the Ministry of Senior Affairs. It has previously been housed within the Ministry of Infrastructure.  Yes I thought they were […]

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca 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 […]

Elder Orphans

by Audrey Miller on June 5, 2017

in Baby Boomers, Elder Care

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca You may already be familiar with the terms. It refers to older individuals who do not have any family to provide care for them. They have either outlived their family or are estranged from them. With our aging demographics we are working with many single women who do not have any children. […]

Long-distance caregivers of the elderly torn between two locations ANNA SHARRATT, Special to The Globe and Mail Published Thursday, Mar. 24, 2016 7:56AM EDT When it comes to caring for her sister-in-law Bea, who at 62 has had Alzheimer’s for 14 years and lives alone, Janice Kraayenhof has tried to think of everything. She has […]

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca on Feb 4, 2016: This blog is about the ‘D’ words: disease, decay, decline and death.   It is also about the death of my neighbour’s tree. What is the relationship of a dying tree to estates and trusts? I think the connection is about loss and emotions. Our neighbour’s 100  plus year […]

Originally published at allaboutestates.ca on July 16, 2015 A lot can happen in a year. Last June, I blogged about an ‘Innovative New Community for Individuals Living with Dementia’. I highlighted how One Kenton had been able to create a state of the art residence exclusively for those individuals with dementia. Now one year later, […]

Originally published in allaboutestates.ca on August 18, 2014: With the tragic death of Robin Williams, who touched so many of us with his humour, this week’s blog is about mental health and specifically, depression. The Canadian Coalition for Seniors Mental Health tells us that depression is the most common mental health problem for older adults […]

Originally published at allaboutestates.ca on July 30, 2014. The Globe and Mail’s ‘Public Editor’, Ms. Sylvia Stead, wrote a piece in the July 26, 2014 Saturday paper called ‘When capturing a life in a few hundred words, try to avoid mistakes’. Good advice. I have been reading obits for the last few decades and I […]