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   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 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 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...

April 25, 2018

Adventures in Eldercare  May 2012

Elder seniors are often the targets in elaborate scams and cons, all aimed at relieving the senior of their hard earned savings or pension income.  The scammer will use any method they can to accomplish this goal; they will use emotiona...

April 25, 2018

Adventures in Eldercare  March 2012

Last summer, my 92 year old Aunt Mary boarded a plane at the Thunder Bay airport with the intention of attending her grand-son’s wedding in Toronto.  Aunt Mary has only one daughter and she and her family live in Scarborough.  There a...

April 25, 2018

Adventures in Eldercare  February 2012

Many people reading this article today remember a time when multiple generations of families lived very closely together.  In fact multiple generations lived on the same farm or often in the same house.  It was unusual for any fami...

April 25, 2018

Adventures in Eldercare  December 2011

Home for the Holidays?  Whether you’re going across town or across the country, holiday visits to parents and older relatives are a perfect opportunity to assess how they’re doing. Even though they assure relatives and friends that...

April 25, 2018

November 2010

Aging parents begin to rely on their adult children more and more.  In a family with multiple siblings there is the possibility that disagreements will arise over various aspects of care.  Communication is the key to minimizing these disagreements.  Here a...

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