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  1. When Someone with Dementia Starts Wandering

    In this article I'll explain why wandering can happen in a person with dementia, present some of the warning signs that a person with dementia may be ...
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  2. Planning Ahead for a Crisis- Is Now the Time?

    What does it mean to think about and talk about your end-of-life wishes? Another term we use for that is advance care planning. And there are a lot of...
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  3. Should you take your mom out of her senior's home - a decision aid

    A Geriatrician presents a decision aid that has been developed and published by researchers at the University of Ottawa, to help in deciding if your p...
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  4. Is it time to take your mom out of her senior's home?

    A Geriatrician reviews the pros and cons of taking a family member out of a senior's home, like an assisted living facility, during an infection pande...
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  5. Never make your family promise not to place you in long-term care!

    It is natural to want to extract a promise from a family member who may be making decisions for you in the future, such as never placing you in long-t...
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  6. Respite Care

    Being a care partner is a tough role and getting regular respite can be crucial to carrying on for the long haul....
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