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When (Y)Our Help is Refused

“I don’t need anything…. I am fine…… Leave me alone…..” Do any of these refrains sound familiar to you? Last week I was part of a conversation during which a group of woman friends got together to brain storm ways to assist another one of their friends, who has a…

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My Annual Holiday Estates Jingle

I started this holiday jingle in 2011; I have added new stanzas each year. I hope you enjoy it. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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…

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Turkey, Dementia and Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving is next Monday so I thought I would share a blog that highlight some tips when visiting with family, who you may not have seen for a while.  If you live in a different city than your parents, the time spent together during the holiday can allow you to…

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Balancing Work and Care

As school resumes and as businesses  are starting to offer the option of going into an office, I thought I would address another important topic, which is balancing work and caregiving. I always review my previous blogs and my very first blog with allaboutestates was eleven years ago on this…

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When Leaving Your Premises for Medical Reasons and Never Go Back: Need a Plan

I do a lot of work in the insurance industry. Recently, I came across a court case which I thik is a cautionary tale for estate planners and executors. In Gregson v. CAA Insurance., 2021 ONSC 3041, Ms. Gregson was a property owner and name insured on March 17,2017 when…

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When Our Parents Refuse Our Help

I speak with adult children daily who call because they are concerned that their parent is not doing well and they feel, needs help.  I have found that the refusal to accept help may fall into a number of different categories. Denial: Refuse to accept reality of the situation Responsibility:…

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Living For Today

Living for Today. I previously blogged about ‘buying the shoes’ which highlighted that life is short and we need to live each day to the fullest. COVID made that difficult; being restricted to your own home and restricted as to who you could see and what could you do.  This…

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You can’t choose your family but you can choose your friends

Further to my fellow blogger’s April 4, 2021 read, I thought I would continue the discussion on the importance of appointing an attorney for property and my particular area of interest, care.  Have you ever wondered what would happen if you didn’t have a family member who could assume the role…

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When both parents have dementia….

In the majority of families where there are still two parents living in the same home, the ‘well’ spouse becomes the primary caregiver to their husband/wife who has dementia. Caregiving for someone with a cognitive disorder is a full time job; especially when community supports, such as day programs and…

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Something for Everyone….

There are some days when I can’t believe how fast time is flying by (it’s already January and I still haven’t gotten to ……) and other days when I feel that time is going so slowly (when will this pandemic be over?). So depending on your mood on any day,…

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