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Pivotal eldercare year closes
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 ...

Posted: December 6, 2013|Caregiver|0 comments

Newest book on aging and eldercare in the family here this month
Newest book on aging and eldercare in the family here
this month

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. ...


The stubborn streak among the aging: Safety issues abound
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
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 ...

Posted: June 4, 2012|Caregiver|6 comments

Technology and eldercare: Delivering much needed support
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 ...

Posted: March 8, 2012|Caregiver|0 comments

The concern and confusion about elder abuse
The concern and confusion about elder abuse

It’s interesting to note that the past couple of years there have been ever more frequent newspaper stories and television news coverage about ‘elder abuse’.  It’s akin to how child abuse became a mainstream issue about a dozen years ago: ...

Posted: December 2, 2011|Caregiver|1 comment

Elderly day-to-day safety: An ever-escalating priority
Elderly day-to-day safety: An ever-escalating priority

A major challenge for all of us—caregivers to aging loved ones and all those who are into their advancing years—is to identify and address safety. Call it patient safety, or personal safety, or any kind of safety: it’s ultimately all ...

Posted: October 4, 2011|Caregiver|1 comment

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