Month: May 2015

How to avoid the “Blah-blah-blah” response – Tips on making your concerns about care/services be heard and responded to by health care professionals

May 25th, 2015

How often are you confronted with dissatisfaction about the level of care or services you or your loved one receives in a hospital, long term care facility or in another health care setting? When you speak up are your concerns …

Don’t forget about me…even if you don’t notice my pain. The on-going challenges for individuals and families with chronic mental health difficulties

May 19th, 2015

When you meet a friend for coffee, strike up a conversation with a colleague, or wave hello to a neighbor on your street, you really have no idea as to what their internal struggles may be. Mental health is something …

Helping seniors and families with holistic financial planning

May 14th, 2015

I was honored to provide a comment for the journalist writing a story about the new program BMO has developed. Their program assists seniors in planning for their future care needs in a more holistic way then traditional financial planning. …

I’m still me! – Looking Beyond Dementia as a Disease and Caring for our Loved Ones as Individuals – free podcast

May 11th, 2015

“My mom has Dementia.” “My dad has Alzheimer’s.” Okay. I get it. But WHO is your mother? WHO is your father? Our society has become diseased focused. We are forgetting that there are human beings right in front of us …

Caregivers’ Circle – Caring for an Autistic Child – It is a Lifetime Responsibility for the Family

May 4th, 2015

This week I interviewed, Caroline Seyedi, an autism interventionist and communication and behavioural specialist. She is also an internationally accredited Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). Most importantly, Caroline has first-hand experience in the world of autism as she is …

How to align families when a senior is in crisis – focus on the symptoms and remove yourself from the solution

May 4th, 2015

Tempers can flare when an aging relative falls into a crisis as different family members fight for their agendas to prevail. This morning I was a guest on Global Morning News discussing strategies on how to create a family approach …

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