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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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Caregiving and life planning: starting off on the right foot.

The first official work day of a New Year- Yippee!  Like you, I am so glad to put 2020 behind me. My most productive undertaking during this holiday season ( in addition to binge watching Bridgerton) was the shredding of 10 boxes of old files (from 2010 and earlier), cleaning…

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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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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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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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