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Aging, Memory, Existentialism and Xenoblade Chronicles 2

“If the Architect does indeed exist, I wish I could ask him… who am I, truly? Whence did I come? Whither am I headed?” – Jin, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 While I usually tend to write about interesting hypothetical legal issues with respect to estates, trusts and family law, I wanted…

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Third Party Appeals of Healthcare Decisions

As reported in the media[i] [ii] [iii], Nova Scotia’s appeals court recently heard a case involving a woman who is trying to stop her husband from receiving medical assistance in dying (MAiD). The woman is appealing a lower court decision that rejected her request for an interlocutory injunction against her…

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The last day of August……

Labour Day used to  symbolize an end of summer holidays,  return to school for young people and back to work routine for most employers/employees.  However this year due to Covid 19, things are alittle more fluid or perhaps I should say- unknown and unsettled.  I thought I would take this…

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12 Commandments For Seniors……

I drove to Montreal this weekend to see my mother and she said that she had something for my blog.  So for alittle lightness, I am sharing a quarantine exchange that hopefully takes your mind off of COVID…. 1. Talk to yourself. There are times you need expert advice. 2….

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Guardian of Personal Care: Step Up or Step Out

While the courts will defer to the wishes of the incapable person regarding their attorney/guardian of personal care, they will also look at the past actions of the applicants.

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Can A Broken System Be Fixed?

I don’t know about you- but I am struggling with our new normal and the mounting deaths in Long Term Care.  As you have been reading, for the last several years we have had major challenges in our Long Term Care system.  I previously wrote a 3 – part article…

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A Mother’s Day – like none other

In this time of uncertainty when we don’t know what tomorrow will bring, there are a few things we know we can count on, such as the bond between mother and child.  For those of us today that cannot hold, hug or embrace our mothers, it is indeed a difficult…

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Have you had the conversation yet?

It seems as though my last few blogs have all started off with a report on COVID-19 in Long Term Care residences and the number of residents who have died. As of Sunday, May 2, 2020 there are now 170 long term care residences which have outbreaks and 954 confirmed…

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Reflections From the COVID-19 Frontline

Dr. Shulman reflects on his experiences with COVID-19 in the Seniors Mental Health Unit at Mississauga Hospital.

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One Conversation Can Make All The Difference

Last week I shared that as of April 19, 2020, there were 112 long-term care homes in Ontario  impacted by COVID-19 outbreaks and as of April 26, there are now 147 facilities affected with 654 confirmed resident deaths. This number is staggering. What I do understand is that many of…

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