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Audrey Miller

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Email: amiller@eldercaring.ca About: Audrey Miller, Managing Director of Elder Caring Inc. has over 25 years social work and rehabilitation experience working with older individuals and their families. She advises the financial, insurance, legal and business communities regarding elder care issues. Audrey is a recognized expert in her field.

Mild Cognitive Impairment Does Not = Normal Aging

Are there any other “This Is Us” fans who eagerly awaited episode 10 last week?  Spoiler alert for those who have not yet watched.  Yes, as we suspected, Rebecca was diagnosed with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI).   Her diagnosis  is a fitting introduction for today’s blog  as  January is Alzheimers’ Awareness…

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New Stats Canada Data on Caregivers in Canada

Statistic Canada last week (January 8, 2020) released some data from the 2018 General Social Survey (GSS)on Caregivers in Canada (Cycle 32).  It is based on information obtained from 7664 respondents who provided care to a ‘family member or friend with a long-term health condition, a physical or mental disability…

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Until Death Do Us Part- or until we need provincially funded care in a LTC

Welcome to 2020!  Truly hard to believe that we are in a new decade. Time seems to have flown by.  As I sat down to write this blog, I wanted to start the new year with some good news.  I thought I would update readers about the long awaited spousal…

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T’was the fight before Christmas: My Holiday Jingle

Back by popular demand, my holiday jingle- hopefully to make you gingle! 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…

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A Cup of Care: A Pinch of Hope

It is hard to believe that  Christmas and Hannukah start next week.  Truly, where does the time go?  Well, given that we are here I thought I would repost a holiday blog. The holidays can be a wonderful time to spend together with loved ones, remembering the meaning of the…

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It’s Friday afternoon at 4:00 pm & your mom is being discharged home.

This was the frantic call I received from a daughter this past Friday. The hospital was discharging her 90 year old mother but had omitted to confirm that services and follow up medical appointments were in place. Now in many cases, this might not be a problem- depending on the…

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Tomorrow is GivingTuesday

This past weekend was the American Thanksgiving.  In Canada we knew it was their Thanksgiving because advertising for  Black Friday sales was everywhere.   First it was on Friday, then it included Saturday and Sunday and now we have Cyber Monday.  What a concept!  While I tried not to be taken…

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No, You Can Not Visit Your Mom, Dad…..

There was a recent CBC news article, dated Nov 23 2019, which reported that The Trespass Act was used illegally to keep families away from their loved ones, as they were speaking out about about conditions in Long Term Care and retirement residences where their loved ones lived. The article…

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What is the deadliest room in the house?

November is still Falls Prevention Month.  With the rude awakening of last week’s snow and the icy walk I had today with Ziggy, I thought I would share a previous post. Seniors account for over 40 percent of people hospitalized for injuries. At least half will experience minor injuries and…

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In Flanders Fields the poppies grow…

Remembrance Day is a significant day in the lives of many who endured the challenges of living during war times. As benefactors of their sacrifice, we sometimes forget that peace is a gift and the high price that was paid for it. Today we have young soldiers who are returning…

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