dementia

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca A play that speaks louder than words.   I had the pleasure of watching an “innovative research-based theatre production that raises important questions about the dominant ‘tragic’ ways persons with dementia are understood and treated in our society.” Based on research by health researchers, Dr. Sherry Dupuis and team highlight the very common […]

Demystifying the ‘D’ Word

by Audrey Miller on September 22, 2016

in Dementia, Health Care

Written by Jessica Rochman-Fowler Yesterday was World Alzheimer’s Day, a day to call for increased action in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, but also to appreciate the strides made in the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. Additionally, World Alzheimer’s Day is a day to commemorate the effort made by caregivers and […]

Gone Missing….

by Audrey Miller on August 4, 2016

in Articles & Blogs by Audrey, Dementia

Originally posted @ allaboutestates.ca A few weeks ago, I had a client go missing. He walked out of his house early one morning while his wife was still sleeping.  He was found 24 hours later, having walked for miles.  There are more and more stories of seniors who walk out of their home and get […]

With the holiday season around the corner, families will be spending more time together. Elder caring expert, Audrey Miller discusses how the holidays can be a good time to notice change and be proactive in a supportive and non threatening way. For many of us, holidays can be a difficult time. They can be filled […]

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, […]

ABCs – A Letter To My Grandmother

by Audrey Miller on January 29, 2015

in Caregiving, Dementia, Elder Care

A post from Helen Picard, a writer and graphic designer studying history at the University of Toronto. Helen sent us this poem, written to her grandmother and with her permission, am sharing it with you. This is a letter to you, grandma, because I could not speak or write when you were sixty, and you […]

Originally posted at allaboutestates.ca on January 27, 2015: January is Alzheimer Awareness Month and as it comes to a close, I am more mindful about the landscape of which we are all a part. Where Alzheimer’s has been a dementia of old age, we who are boomers are all experiencing memory problems and more of […]

Originally published in allaboutestates.ca on June 25, 2014: I had the pleasure of touring a new facility that ‘gets it’. One Kenton is a state of the art residence designed exclusively for those with dementia. Demographics indicate that one in three persons over age 85 will develop a dementia. There is a shortage of appropriate […]

Originally posted in allaboutestates.ca on April 8, 2014 by Pauline Morris, MSW, RSW, social worker with Elder Caring and guest blogger: We are all meeting and assisting seniors in our practices, and working with the caregivers of those who are not so well. Communicating with them can be a major barrier. Many of our clients […]

Originally posted in allaboutestates.ca on Jan 13, 2014: January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. Like many of you, I think about Alzheimers quite often; not only the (not so) occasional memory lapses but for anyone who lives with dementia- closely impacting their own lives- the devastation it can bring. Do we need a special awareness month […]