Difficult Diagnosis, Difficult Decisions for Caregivers & Seniors

Today was a very hard day for me as a gerontologist and case manager. I have a client who has Alzheimer’s Disease. It’s been five years since her diagnosis. She is on the highest dosage of Aricept and is well supported in Assistive Living. She is very functional and maintains a high level of independence Read more…

Reality is a……

Reality is a…. Hmmm…am I allowed to swear in an eldercare blog? I am back from 3 weeks of vacation. A true vacation. The first week back was bliss, riding the high. This week is a different story. Reality has set in and the mountain of work and to dos in my life and the Read more…

How Caregivers Can “Refill Your Cup”

As part of my work as a Gerontologist, I have several opportunities to work with non-profit agencies in BC and in Canada. Many of you may be aware of the work I’m doing with Family Caregivers of BC which is a nonprofit organization dedicated 100% to supporting family caregivers – the first organization of its Read more…

Prescription for Good Health

An African proverb says, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” Most of us are able to go fast from time to time. We can push the boundaries of our energy and burn the candle at both ends. Then once the urgency is over, we return Read more…

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“You are amazing! What I tried to do in 2 months, you did in 1 week. You’ve helped us navigate the system, made sense of Mom’s disease, and gave back her independence and control. Thank you for making such a difference in Mom’s life and giving us, her family, complete peace of mind.”

– Mike G., Nanaimo, BC

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