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Highlights from “Many Voices: Guided Imagery and Music in the World”

Amy Clements-Cortes, PhD, RP, MT-BC, MTA, FAMI is an Assistant Professor at the Music and Health Research Collaboratory, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Anticipatory Conversations: The Ice Cream Connection

At trip to the diner comes with some interesting thoughts about feeding tubes for Dr. Gordon.

Are you asking the right questions about feeding tube placement?

At a recent conference on the prevention of re-hospitalization for people with dementia, the use of enteral feeding tubes became a subject of specific interest to the group.  I asked them to envision the following three scenarios:

End-Of-Life Rites and Rituals: Replacement by Medical Technologies

Michael Gordon MD, MSc, FRCPC is a geriatrician working at Baycrest Health Science System. He is medical program director of the palliative care program, co-head of the clinical ethics program and a professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto. He is the author of Late Stage Dementia, Promoting Compassion, Comfort and Care; Moments that Matter: Cases in Ethical Eldercare, Brooklyn Beginnings: A Geriatrician's Odyssey, and Parenting Your Parents.

Interconnectivity in Music Therapy

Amy Clements-Cortes, PhD, MT-BC, MTA, FAMI, NMT, is Assistant Professor, Music and Health Research Collaboratory, University of Toronto


This past weekend I had the honor to present at and attend the fourth annual Online Conference for Music Therapy (OCMT). This was my fourth time attending the superior opportunity to learn from a diverse group of music therapists about providing care for persons across the life span; while also sharing my own work with older adults on sound stimulation and Alzheimer’s disease (AD).

No Complaints of Pain

Dr. Warner-Maron has been practicing nursing for 33 years, specializing in the care of geriatric patients. She is an Assistant Professor at St. Joseph’s University in the department of Interdisciplinary Health Services. Dr. Warner-Maron is the president of the Institute for Continuing Education and Research, providing educational programs for individuals seeking licensure in nursing home administration.

Older Adults with AIDS in the ICU

Dr. Warner-Maron has been practicing nursing for 33 years, specializing in the care of geriatric patients. She is an Assistant Professor at St. Joseph’s University in the department of Interdisciplinary Health Services. Dr. Warner-Maron is the president of the Institute for Continuing Education and Research, providing educational programs for individuals seeking licensure in nursing home administration.

 

How Long-Term Care Providers Increase Hospital Referrals

Carol Marak is a contributor for the senior living and health care market. She advocates for older adults and family caregivers by writing on tough topics like chronic issues, senior care and housing. Find Carol's work at www.assistedlivingfacilities.org and contact her at Carebuzz@gmail.com.


Skilled-nursing, assisted living and home care providers often ask, “How do we design offerings to best fit patients’ needs that will boost hospital referrals?”

The Benefits of Singing in Older Adults

Amy Clements-Cortes, PhD, MT-BC, MTA, FAMI, NMT is an Assistant Professor, Music and Health Research Collaboratory, University of Toronto

 

This past Saturday I had the honour to present and attend the Music Care Conference at Wilfrid Laurier University with the theme of Singing in Care. What an optimal tool so readily available to all of us to consider: Singing! I have had the privilege of presenting at several of these conferences in the past years which are attended by a variety of healthcare professionals, caregivers and music focused individuals.

Should Gastroenterologists Address the AGS’ Position Paper on Feeding Tubes in Advanced Dementia?

Dr. Warner-Maron has been practicing nursing for 33 years, specializing in the care of geriatric patients. She is an Assistant Professor at St. Joseph’s University in the department of Interdisciplinary Health Services. Dr. Warner-Maron is the president of the Institute for Continuing Education and Research, providing educational programs for individuals seeking licensure in nursing home administration.