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Category: Geriatric Care Management

Total 93 Posts

Yesterday I watched the US Open & Thought About My Dad: Father’s Day- Take 2

Reposted from allaboutestates.ca This original post was from a few years ago. It does seem like only yesterday because, while time has not stood still, sometimes our sentiments don’t change. The event and message is the same. It is a few years later and there is a new US golf…

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Keeping Memories Alive

It is hard enough when a loved one forgets; but it is also very painful when family forget …. about who the older person is and who they were. Many times older people are seen as just that old folks- who may be wrinkled, forgetful, stooped over and hard of…

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Elder Orphans

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…

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The Ten D’s of Geriatric Psychiatry

In my consulting work, I have provided independent medical/legal assessments of seniors regarding capacity to sign powers of attorney, capacity to manage property and personal care, capacity to marry, capacity to provide instructions, capacity to provide evidence and both retrospective and contemporaneous assessments of testamentary capacity and capacity to provide…

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The Times Are A Changing and Our Laws & Policies Should Too

Further to my colleague Diane Vieira’s March 15, 2017  blog, in which she summarized the Law Commission of Ontario report on legal capacity, decision-making and guardianship in Ontario, I wanted to highlight some key recommendations that I found to be particularly relevant. Over the last while, I have noticed a…

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Medical Emergency Cards – A Logical Follow-up to POAPCs

As regular readers know, we occasionally invite guest bloggers to contribute to All About Estates  Today’s blog was written by Norman Bowley, a partner and chair of the Estates and Succession Group at Low Murchison Radnoff LLP . In my wallet you will find a plastic card the size of a credit…

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Ontario’s Dementia Strategy and A DementiaHack!

Tomorrow is the last day of Alzheimers Awareness Month in Canada. Over the last several years I have shared many blogs on the crisis of dementia. It is a disease that impacts everyone and with science helping us to live longer, we need to appreciate that for some, they may…

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Bittersweet Holidays

In another few days we will say goodbye to 2016 and hello to 2017. This time of year for me, is a time of reflection. Most jarringly- is wondering where did the time go? While I try to be in the present, I am not always successful. What seems to…

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End of Life Decisions: A Legal Perspective

End of life decisions are some of the most fraught decisions individuals will ever face. Patients and doctors likely approach end of life decisions differently and from differing perspectives.  The Law Commission of Ontario (“LCO”), an independent organization that recommends law reform measures for the province, has produced two reports…

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A Place To Call Home

We are fortunate to have a handful of retirement residences that are designed exclusively for those living with dementia. Individualized care is expensive; there are No Ifs Ands or Buts about it! ( MMSE humour)

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