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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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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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New Year, New Encounters

Another year, another lockdown. It was not my intention for my first blog of 2021 to concern COVID-19 but, alas, here we are. Although COVID-19 continues to impact our daily lives, new measures have been implemented by the Courts and by Legal Practices to allow us to continue to properly…

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Would You Consider a Robodog for Granny?

As we head into holiday season and continue with restrictions on family gatherings, I am acutely aware of how many people will be on their own.   I have blogged about isolation and loneliness and I think this year will be particularly challenging for many. Two years ago I had the…

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There is no place like home……

Survey says: “91 per cent of Canadians of all ages and almost 100 per cent of Canadians 65 years of age and older reported that they plan on supporting themselves to live safely and independently in their own home as long as possible.” (Pandemic Perspectives on Ageing in Canada in…

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National Seniors Day

National Seniors Day was celebrated on October 1, 2020.  I am not sure ‘celebrated’ is the right word.  Most of us don’t feel like celebrating these days and should we be so inclined- we are significantly restricted.  My wonderful client turned 101 in September and the only celebrants was the…

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Physical Restraint of Confused Seniors in Ontario Hospitals

Section 7 of the Health Care Consent Act (1996)[i] provides direction for restraint and confinement in a care facility. It states: “This Act does not affect the common law duty of a caregiver to restrain or confine a person when immediate action is necessary to prevent serious bodily harm to…

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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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Happy Monday & Yes We Have More Sunshine!

International Women’s Day was yesterday and my first acknowledgement in today’s blog is to women.   Women are the nurturers who provide the majority of unpaid care to their own family members and they are also the majority of poorly paid carers who look after others.  Women live longer than men…

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Family time, less than it used to be…..

Recently I had the pleasure of taking a vacation with my mother and husband. As it turned out, it was a family oriented resort which put us in the middle of young parents and young children. Now while several of our friends have grandchildren, my boys are not there yet. …

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