April 26, 2018

Adventures in Eldercare   September  2014

September is a great time to start new initiatives, like starting to develop good memory habits.  Here are 10 tips to boost memory:

1. Get organized. Make a list of tasks, or jot things on your calendar or in your daily...

April 26, 2018

Adventures in Eldercare   August  2014

 I have been writing Adventures in Eldercare for a few years now and have covered many important and interesting issues related to aging, home care and healthy living.  I look forward to many more years answering your que...

April 26, 2018

Adventures in Eldercare   July 2014

Summer 2014 has begun and a very hot humid summer has been forecast in Southern Ontario. Along with these hot days and nights comes the need for an important conversation about preventing heatstroke.  To stay safe in the summer h...

April 26, 2018

Adventures in Eldercare   May  2014

Earlier this spring in Toronto a 92 year old woman was held captive in her own home.  The details of this situation are shocking but I feel they need to be shared.  The woman lived alone in Scarborough, in a post war home, s...

April 26, 2018

Adventures in Eldercare   April 2014

The business of medicine, for most doctors in Ontario is fee-for-service and unfortunately this means that a physician’s income is directly dependent on the number of patients that he sees move through his clinic each and every...

April 25, 2018

Adventures in Eldercare   March 2014

My last Adventures in Eldercare article was about Winter Fire Safety in the home.  I was surprised when I received a number of calls to my office after it was published.  The surprising element was that the calls were not about...

April 25, 2018

Adventures in Eldercare February 2014

The horrendous fire at a Quebec Nursing Home this winter and the 25 deaths of elderly residents in that facility is on the top of the mind of everyone who works in eldercare.  No matter who is found at fault in this tragedy the fact...

April 25, 2018

Adventures in Eldercare January 2014

I have written about my old dog Rocky a few times over the last couple of years.  14 year old Rocky is now reaching the end of his life; his physical body is deteriorating rapidly, especially his hind quarters.  He has great difficul...

April 25, 2018

Adventures in Eldercare November 2013

This month we are going to look at Facts and Myths with regards to aging.  Answer the questions with a true or false and then look below for the answer.  You may be surprised at the

many myths that surround aging!

True or False?

1...

April 25, 2018

Adventures in Eldercare August 2013

Last July, I wrote about my then 13 year old Golden Retriever Rocky and the response to that article was overwhelming.  People like Dogs!  I also find that we can really learn a few things from the older dogs that we care for.  Rocky...

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