• Another Goodbye

    Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca I have written about my work with my long time elderly client, Audrey, for some time. Through these blogs, I have shared the loss of her sister, her prior discharge from palliative care,  her 100th (and 101) birthday,…

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  • Mementos and good memories

    Mementos and good memories

    We will all experience loss of a loved one and while my loss may be more recent than some, it can make these occurrences feel more vivid. Over the weekend I received the many boxes that I had packed up from my mother’s apartment.  While I started to sort…

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  • Orphanos, Yathom = Losing Your Guide

    There are so many stories that I would like to share as I continue on this journey of losing a last parent.  This is actually quite a different experience than losing my father.  I have always said that relationships are complicated and certainly one’s relationship…

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  • Thinking About Comfort Care

    Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca The sun is finally shining,  we are having double digit temperatures and it is the start of the week.  While today’s blog topic on end of life treatment  may sound like a downer, thinking, talking and preparing for…

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  • Remembering Audrey Parker

    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…

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  • January 25 was Bell Let’s Talk Day: Raising $$ and awareness for improving our mental health January 30, 2023
    Bell Let’s Talk. Not sure what I was doing on January 25, 2023 but I missed this important day so am providing a shout out now to talk about ‘good’ mental health. For many of us, obtaining and maintaining a good mental equilibrium is no easy feat. Let’s face it,... The post January 25 was […]
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  • Looking forward to living a long life……. January 23, 2023
    It is still Alzheimers Awareness Month and for those of you who have been following my blogs for the last many years, dementia awareness is very important to me. On October 31 2022, my colleague Sasha Adler blogged about the Canadian Dementia Strategy and shared CanAge’s report card. Today I... The post Looking forward to […]
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  • January is Alzheimers Awareness Month January 9, 2023
    Happy New Year. It was a busy start of the new year as families were eager to connect, speak with an expert, learn and gather information. As January is also Alzheimers Awareness Month, I thought I would share how my first week in January 2023 was spent with several new... The post January is Alzheimers […]
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  • Happy Holidays- However You Celebrate (or don’t)….. December 19, 2022
    Like many families around the world, I lit the menorah for the first night of Chanukah. It is always a magical time to chant a familiar tune that has been passed from generation to generation.  It is a time to remember, not only the history of how the holiday came... The post Happy Holidays- However […]
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  • What is your holiday tradition? December 12, 2022
    With holidays around the corners, I thought I would repost a seasonal blog. 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... The post What is your […]
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