Articles By: Bart Mindszenthy
A geriatrician can help aging loved ones
Bart Mindszenthy When my mother was sliding deeper into her years and what eventually was diagnosed as a form of dementia, we were at a loss as to what to do. My parent’s family doctor was doing all he knew how ...
Pivotal eldercare year closes
Bart Mindszenthy In many ways, 2013 will be remembered as a pivotal year in the evolution of the brave new world of eldercare in the family. In Canada, this year marked the start of a more open discussion of the moral ...
Newest book on aging and eldercare in the family here
Eleven years ago, Dr. Michael Gordon, Canada’s leading geriatrician and then head of geriatrics and internal medicine at Toronto’s world-renowned Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care and I had the first of our Parenting Your Parents book series published in Canada. ...
Music can help with an aging loved one
A few years ago as my mother was sliding slowly but surely into her own mind’s dark spaces; engaging her become more and more difficult. She’d more or less stopped talking in sentences and for periods of time barely spoke more ...
Lots of support needs, lots of choices: what’s best
Families across Canada are more and more facing a dilemma: how to ensure aging parents and other loved ones have the kind of personal care support they need now or will soon. And that’s precisely why we see an increasing number ...
Pain management and aging loved ones
Bart Mindszenthy Pain hurts anyone, anytime. Pain hurts even more for older people whose resilience is lower and who are thinner, frailer, and more sensitive. It’s rather interesting to see how we deal with pain management today, compared to even two ...
Self-care for the eldercaregiver
The vast majority of health care professionals are amazingly dedicated to helping others maintain or regain a healthy lifestyle. Regardless of whether it's a nurse or a physician or a personal support worker or any other front line care professional, there ...
The stubborn streak among the aging: Safety issues abound
There is an underlying general truism to the art and science of eldercare: watch for the stubborn streak and learn how to deal with it, or else…! In my personal journey of eldercare with my aging parents, it took me way ...
Palliative care: An important end of life alternative
The World Health Organization defines palliative care as “...an approach which improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing life-threatening illness, through the prevention, assessment and treatment of pain and other physical, psychosocial and spiritual problems.” There are ...
Technology and eldercare: Delivering much needed support
A close friend not long ago told me about how his father-in-law had to be taken to the emergency room at their local hospital because of suddenly intensified irrational behaviour caused by some form of suspected cognitive impairment. Once diagnosed ...
Variety is the spice of life. This phrase definitely applies to the recent fundraising efforts of The Scarborough Hospital Foundation (TSHF). From hosting […]Read more →
Health Care Policy
The recent Ontario election meant that much legislation died on the table; but we can expect some bills to resurface. Bill 117, which […]Read more →
Complementary Medicine and Alternative Therapies
There’s a new way to deal with back pain, thanks to Trillium Health Partners’ interprofessional team-based model at the Kingsway Financial Spine Centre. […]Read more →
Mark is there for the birth of his daughter Amanda. He cuts the umbilical cord. Mark is also there when 23 too-short years […]Read more →
The first association of volunteers at Hôpital Montfort was created in the spring of 1955 when Ms. LeFort, wife of the hospital’s architect, […]Read more →
From high school and university students to young professionals and recent retirees, volunteers at Runnymede Healthcare Centre play an integral role in enhancing […]Read more →
We believe that our events should be educational tools that benefit our participants both physically and socially. This year, the University of Ottawa […]Read more →
Improving hand hygiene compliance among healthcare workers is a constant endeavor for health care organizations. Since 2009, hospitals in Ontario have been required […]Read more →
Fate led me to the field of neurosurgery. As a young man, I was a keen cyclist and skier. Then, when I was in […]Read more →
Since its founding in 1992, volunteers have been one of the most valuable resources for Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation, playing a vital role […]Read more →
Craig Bemrose does much more than just serve coffee at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH). He’s also helping to improve patient care […]Read more →
Hamilton Health Sciences and McMaster University have opened the first phase of a new outpatient clinic that will provide innovative care for adults […]Read more →
Two years ago, during the Summit for Sinai fundraising climb up Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro, the fundraisingteam encountered an unexpected life-saving task. While making […]Read more →
Facilities Management and Design
When the Just for Kids (JFK) Clinic opened 23 years ago at St. Joseph’s Health Centre, it had just an office and two […]Read more →
Addictions and Drugs
“I’ve been waiting for this day for a really long time.” Eighteen-year-old Chelsea Leger-Watt says these words just after her high school graduation. […]Read more →
Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Mount Sinai Hospital is launching a new fundraising walk this fall that will be the only walk in Toronto focused on the critically-important […]Read more →
Education and Professional Development
When Dr. Amber Couzens talks about the Hippo pathway, she is not referring to a large lumbering mammal. The post-doctoral researcher in the […]Read more →
Education and Professional Development
The growth of ambulatory care services is having a dramatic impact on how health care is delivered in Canada. Better management of ambulatory care […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
The excruciating pain has often been compared to childbirth, and at some point in their life one in 10 Canadians will experience it. […]Read more →
Shortly after giving birth, Tiffany Lawless found her perfect match. She landed a one-in-a-million-job helping to match new moms with patients who need […]Read more →