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Supporting Caregivers, One Day At A Time

Last week I had the  pleasure of presenting to a group of caregivers from the Alzheimers Society Kingston Frontenac & Addington chapter.  One thing that everyone in the group had in common was that they were all loving someone who had a diagnosis of dementia.  Just to refresh terminology, “dementia…

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Medical assistance in dying

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) was asked whether medical assistance in dying would be considered a medical service for the purpose of the medical expense tax credit (METC).  Not surprising, their answer was yes. In their view, the services for medical assistance in dying are medical services for the purpose…

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The Application for the Disability Tax Credit to be Reviewed: Hallelujah!

As most of you know, the Disability Tax Credit is a credit to income tax otherwise payable, available for those with a severe or prolonged impairment. It is meant to provide some relief from the additional costs and expenses incurred associated with the impairment. It is also referred to by…

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The Balancing Act Continues

Labour Day signifies back to school and for many parents, having their children return to school is a great relief. However for many of those ‘sandwiched’ between working full time and providing caregiving assistance to older family members, a return to school may mean less time for themselves. Helping with…

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Young Carers and Back to School

With Labour Day fast approaching I thought it would be fitting to highlight the role that young caregivers have in providing care to another person. Since the creation of ‘Lucky, The Young Carer Rap’ video  which was a partnership with the Vanier Institute of the Family based on research conducted by…

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Looking back and planning ahead

While we are all busy with holiday parties and purchases, please remember that spending wisely today and planning ahead for our later years are related.

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Turkey, Tradition and Dementia

Family dinners can be stressful at the best of times. Enjoying the holidays with a family member with dementia takes a little planning, tolerance and respect.

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Cracked: New Light on Dementia

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…

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DISABILTY TAX CREDIT CERTIFICATE: WHO CAN CERTIFY?

Which medical professionals can certify on a Disability Tax Credit Certificate (“Form T2201”), that an individual has a severe and prolonged impairment in physical or mental functions? Can a registered oral surgeon or other oral specialist, licensed to be so by a provincial body be considered to be a medical…

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“Looking for a student to live in with my elderly mother in exchange for free room and board. Light care duties only”

Live in care arrangements can take many forms. How about the exchange of room and board for a student living in with granny and helping her with shopping ?

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