From dementia to diagnosis: A couple’s cautionary tale

Two years is a long time to wait between the first symptom of dementia and a diagnosis – precious time when 62-year-old Lou Grieve might...

New model of care to help prevent serious fractures in higher risk patients

Serious fractures, especially hip fractures, are a consequence of osteoporosis and all too common among our elderly population in Canada. For an elderly patient,...

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...

In-demand program helping mature women

With boomers getting older, and more women entering middle age, there is a growing demand to address the health care needs of mature women...

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...

Some seniors recover faster than others after hip fracture and no one knows why

A fall related hip fracture is a life-changing event for older adults, and can result in significant personal consequences.  Despite advances in surgical techniques...

Volunteers join forces with clinicians to H.E.L.P provide seniors with the best patient care

When Barb Goersch heard of an opportunity to be part of a new program specifically designed to provide care to seniors at risk, she...

Volunteers help keep delirium at bay in the emergency department

Volunteers have been a valued part of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre’s busy Emergency Department (ED) for many years. Almost 50 individuals volunteer in the...

Older patients get ‘HELP’ from Southlake volunteers

Volunteers at Newmarket-based Southlake Regional Health Centre are making a positive difference in the quality of care for older patients through a program that...

Mental health care closer to home

Margareta Rawlins was a bit anxious but mostly excited when she heard her husband, who was receiving care atSt. Joseph’s Regional Mental Health Care...

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