Your source for life transition information.
We hope you will visit here often to find ideas and tips about life transitions and aging well, as a family.
Click on any of the topics below to see the suggested resource materials. Each item will open a new page for you to read an article, watch a video, or see a book overview.
Why it’s time to face up to old age – Maclean’s article by Anne Kingston
The curse of small families – Maclean’s article by Brian Bethune
You can stay in Hollywood – just act your age – Maclean’s article by Brian D. Johnson
National Council on Aging – website with tools and resources to help older adults stay independent
BOOK: Parenting your Parents: Straight Talk for Aging in the Family by Bart Mindszenthy and Michael Gordon
The Caregivers Show – Friday May 6th, 2016, 10am – 5pm at the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto!
Information for Caregivers – Government of Canada website
Lotsa Helping Hands – website to organize help with family and friends
Caregiving Matters – website offering education and support
Caregiver Stress – website with resources and advice
The Family Caregiver – website with home care and caregiving resources
Family Caregivers Voice – caregiver-led website promoting local support & self-advocacy
A Canadian Caregiver Strategy – a vision from the Canadian Caregiver Coalition
Share The Care™ – sharethecare.org is a website aimed at improving the lives of Caregivers.
Being A Caregiver – Government of Canada website with tax and other information
BOOK: From Surviving to Thriving: Transforming your Caregiving Journey by Amy S. D’Aprix, MSW, Ph.D.
BOOK: Doris Inc.: A Business Approach to Caring for Your Elderly Parents by Shirley Roberts
Driving Safety Resources for Senior Drivers by Driver Knowledge
Heart and Stroke Health Etools – Resources to help everyone stay healthy
Canadian Cancer Society – information and resources website
Parkinson Canada – information and resources website
When family vetoes your organ-donation wishes – The Globe and Mail article by Anna Sharratt
National Institute on Aging – Exercise & Physical Activity: Your Everyday Guide
National Institutes for Health – Senior Health – website focused on health and wellness information for older adults
Inheritance tension; Why more families may be headed for court – CBC News report by Talin Vartanian
Will my children be talking after I die? – The Toronto Star article by Nancy J. White
Distributing your estate to your heirs: The methods and the message – The Globe and Mail article by Tim Cestnick
The inheritance wars– Maclean’s article by Charlie Gillis
Poor planning can leave tax mess and legal headache for heirs – The Globe and Mail article by Tim Cestnick
SeniorsZen – information on Retirement Homes, Assisted Living, Alzheimers and Home Care
Senioropolis – website for locating residences across Canada
Aging In Place – website focused on quality of life while continuing to live at home
When holding on to the family home makes sense – The Globe and Mail article by Gail Johnson
Downsizing Diva – downsizing and moving specialists
Rover.com – website search for help with managing dog care (USA)
Alzheimer Society (Canada)
Toronto Memory Program – website for specialist consultation and ongoing medical care
When A Parent Has Alzheimer’s: Honoring Your Traditions By Changing Them – Huffington Post article by Dr. Amy D’Aprix
Step Up, Speak Out About Alzheimer’s– Huffington Post article by Dr. Amy D’Aprix
BOOK: A Dignified Life: The Best Friends Approach to Alzheimer’s Care by Virginia Bell & David Troxel
Patients’ families a big obstacle in care planning, doctors say – The Globe and Mail article by Kathryn Doyle
Alzheimer’s health club offering new type of care for seniors – The Toronto Star article by Lauren Pelley
CulinarySchools.org – The Benefits of Cooking with Alzheimer’s: A Caregiver’s Guide
Caregiving and Aging Well materials by Dr. Amy D’Aprix
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande
Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast
The Fountain of Age by Betty Friedan
Ten Early Signs of Dementia
Big money, big heartache
Maclean’s – Professional songwriter and estate lawyer Les Kotzer on avoiding the trauma of inheritance battles
Coping with grief associated with Alzheimer’s
Home Instead ran a contest for Alzheimer’s families to win a family reunion.
Dr. Amy participated in this video, providing advice.
Dancing with Parkinsons
The National Ballet of Canada has a community outreach program to bring dance to those who might never experience the joy of such movement.