seniors

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 As Carol King so aptly wrote in 1971 “when you are down and troubled and need a helping hand…( sing along here as I am sure you know the lyrics)…you’ve got a friend, …ain’t it good to know you’ve got a friend”? Everybody needs a friend, regardless of age and seniors in […]

Suicide and Seniors

by Audrey Miller on May 1, 2017

in Dementia, Elder Care, End of Life

Originally posted @ allaboutestates.ca In last week’s blog, my colleague Dr. Shulman highlighted the ten ‘D’s of Geriatric Psychiatry . The ‘D’ that I would like to comment on today is depression which is closely linked to his last ‘D’ which is death. I have blogged over the years that contrary to popular belief, depression […]

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca Compassionate Care Benefits, slowly but surely we are making progress. 28% of Canadians aged 15 and over provide care to family members or friends with long term health conditions (2012, Statistics Canada, Family Caregiving: What are the consequences). We are well aware that as we are an aging society there will be […]

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca on February 18, 2016: Regular readers of this blog will know that I work with financial advisors  and families providing education around the cost of caring.  Education is important so that financial plans can be realistically based on what we can anticipate rather than what we don’t know.  The ‘unknown’ is just […]

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca: Yesterday was Bell Canada’s ‘Let’s Talk’ day which is in support of mental health awareness. Bell has opted to talk openly about mental illness with the hope of reducing stigma so that people can get the help they need. One in five Canadians will have or have had a mental illness. This […]

Originally published @allaboutestates.ca on January 14, 2016: Financial elder abuse is not a new topic, however sometimes I wonder how does it start? Heather Hogan  recently blogged about this topic in response to a New York Times article “Financial Abuse of the Elderly: Sometimes Unnoticed, Always Predatory”. In my day to day work, it is […]

Family Caregiver Holiday Jingle

by Audrey Miller on December 24, 2015

in Articles & Blogs by Audrey

T’was the fight before Christmas, when all families know, It’s better to forgive than tell them to F. O., Mom probably liked you better, if memory serves, So while I am a P.O.A., she will get what she deserves. Come on siblings and get off your butts, I need alittle help, ‘cause I really am […]

How many doctor’s visits per year do you think most senior’s attend? How many specialists appointments did you attend with an aging relative? If there are concerns about memory loss, the Alzheimers Society has prepared a wonderful check list to help you prepare for your doctor’s appointment. As a professional care manager, I have the […]

Originally published at allaboutestates.ca on January 16, 2015: The flu has hit badly this year and even with a flu shot, many of us have fallen sick. In addition to hot liquids and rest, many of us have also taken over the counter remedies, such as cold and cough formulas and decongestants. With prescription medications, […]