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The Monday after Mother’s Day

While the sun did shine yesterday, it was still a difficult day for many of us.  I can’t even image the terrible pain as a parent and specifically as a mother- to lose a child.  As a daughter I know the pain of having lost my mother. Regardless of age …

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A CAREER IN WILLS AND ESTATES – COULD IT BE FOR YOU?

This blog has been written by Sandra Arsenault, Law Clerk at Fasken LLP As our fellow blog writer, Audrey Miller wrote earlier this week (here), new Census data indicates that the number of seniors over age 85 is expected to triple in the next 25 years. Could this be an…

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Capacity to Consent to MAiD: A Suggestion For Amendment

I have found it uncommon for a family member or beneficiary to exert undue influence to pressure a patient to pursue MAiD. What worries me is the vulnerability of patients to undue influence from physicians who may embrace therapeutic nihilism and bias patients unduly towards MAiD. I suggest that, for capacity to consent to MAiD, the test of “ability to appreciate” should be expanded to require an appreciation of the views and wishes of supportive family members and friends.

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Developing An Ontario Specific Dementia Strategy

Fact: -one in three adults over age 85 will develop dementia -260,000 Ontarians currently live with dementia – most people living with dementia ( like all of us) prefer to remain in their community and out of long term care homes -Supporting aging in place (for all Canadians) will reduce …

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Aging At Home and In Your Own Community: NORCS

These last few years have made many of us reconsider where and how we want to live in our older years. We have questions/concerns about where we will live, when we are no longer able to remain in our homes and this seems to be a topic discussed regularly.  Most…

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‘Buy the Shoes- take 2

I have been hearing a lot of bad news lately. Contemporaries of mine who have either died or had major cardiac/cerebral events that were life threatening and forever life changing. It only takes a few of these tragic occasions to once again remind ourselves, that tomorrow is never guaranteed. I…

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(Financial) Cost of Providing (Unpaid) Care

After enjoying Family Day and acknowledging the importance of family, I wanted to share with you some of the latest statistics on the “Value of Family Caregiving in Canada” published February 2022.  Recognition goes to the University of Alberta Research on Aging, Policies and Practice (RAPP) and is based on…

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Love After Loss- is it possible?

Happy Monday and happy Valentine’s Day.  I truly am one of the lucky ones and I want to say thank you to my husband of  38 years. However  we live our lives, having a loving relationship is so important. As we are living longer, I am also well aware that…

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CareBots are (hopefully) coming soon….

It was 3 years ago this week that I enjoyed my last big trip away; a trip to Japan and Taiwan, that now feels like a life time ago. At that time Japan was leading the field in their use of technology and care robots.  They are still leading 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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