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Supporting Caregivers- Every Day

As we finally say goodbye to March and hopefully our  cold, snowy Canadian weather, I am looking forward to warmer days and resuming our new normal, whatever that might look like.  With April around the corner, our new month starts with National Family Caregiver Day, which is recognized on the…

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Please note ‘January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month’

Reposted @allaboutestates.ca January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. Like many of you, I think about Alzheimers quite often; not only the  occasional word finding challenge but for anyone who lives with dementia- closely impacting their own lives- the changes it brings. Do we need a special awareness month to remind us?…

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World Alzheimer’s Awareness Month 2021

September is World Alzheimers Awareness Month and the  21st is World Alzheimer’s Awareness Day.  Alzheimers is a  health crisis, in my view , that impacts everyone and one that is not based on culture, gender, ethnicity, or social economic background.  Alzheimers is the most common form of dementia and one…

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Dementia: Therapeutic Fibbing OR Going With the Flow?

This past week I had an interesting discussion with some of my team members (registered social workers and occupational therapists ) on whether or not it is appropriate to tell a white lie with individuals living with a dementia.  “Therapeutic fibbing is a controversial yet very effective method of dealing…

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Getting Lost In The System

And I don’t mean figuratively, I mean literally.  I heard two stories this past week of two elderly individuals who are both quite compromised with dementia.  One lives in a retirement residence and the other lives in her own home with care support. In both instances, they had a fall…

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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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January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

There has been so much going on that you may not know that January is Alzheimers Awareness month. Covid has taken over as the lead medical concern world wide. However I feel it important to recognize another major health issue that impacts many of us – which is dementia. I…

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Time to play Detective Santa….

I am sharing an article that I previously wrote, pre COVID. There are some things that are very different this year and large family dinners (in person) is currently a thing of past; however many of the tips listed are still very applicable when visiting (either in person or by…

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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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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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