Blogs

Revisiting Re-hospitalizations

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.


 

A False Hope: Artificial Nutrition in the Dying Patient

This content has been reposted with permission from GeriPal, a Geriatrics and Palliative Care blog, at www.geripal.org. GeriPal is a forum for discourse, recent news and research, and freethinking commentary. Opinions expressed in these posts solely represent the views of the author, and are not to be constructed as representative of any academic institution or medical center associated with GeriPal or of Annals of Long-Term Care.

Music Therapy for End-of-Life Care

Amy Clements-Cortes, PhD, MT-BC, MT, FAMI, is assistant professor, Music and Health Research Collaboratory, University of Toronto; music therapy instructor and graduate supervisor at Wilfrid Laurier University; Senior Music Therapist/Practice Advisor, Baycrest, Toronto; Past-President CAMT; and WFMT President.
 

End-of-Life Discussions Should be a Given

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.

 

Who is More Likely to Get a Pacemaker: Someone With or Without Dementia?

This content has been reposted with permission from GeriPal, a Geriatrics and Palliative Care blog, at www.geripal.org. GeriPal is a forum for discourse, recent news and research, and freethinking commentary. Opinions expressed in these posts solely represent the views of the author, and are not to be constructed as representative of any academic institution or medical center associated with GeriPal or of Annals of Long-Term Care. 


 

Are Anxiety and Depression Being Overlooked in the Elderly?

Priyanka Naik, MBBS, MS, is a physician trained abroad with experience in acute healthcare settings and in clinical research documentation. She is currently a volunteer freelance medical writer.

International Perspectives on Malpractice and Older Adults with HIV/AIDS

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. 

The Sounds of Healing Music in Austria

Amy Clements-Cortes, PhD, MT-BC, MT, FAMI, is assistant professor, Music and Health Research Collaboratory, University of Toronto; music therapy instructor and graduate supervisor at Wilfrid Laurier University; Senior Music Therapist/Practice Advisor, Baycrest, Toronto; Past-President CAMT; and WFMT Clinical Commissioner. 

This past July I had the honor to present and attend the World Federation of Music Therapy’s (WFMT) 14th Congress in Krems and Vienna, Austria.

Gray Tsunami: A Dangerous Metaphor in Aging Discourse?

History of a Dangerous Metaphor”. “Is the progressive aging of society really equivalent to the instantaneous devastation of cities?” Charise asks. “What is at stake when they’re held up as equivalent?” Her answer should be a wake-up call for health professionals and media alike. “The grey tsunami metaphor has the potential to endanger the validity of caring for elderly: if the elderly are like a dangerous tsunami, then why would we work to prolong or improve quality of life for this threatening population?”

Charise offers a solution that involves a multi-part, interdisciplinary alliance between medicine, health care, media, and culture to unite against ageism. “To prevent this kind of logic from taking stronger hold, we must work improve our awareness of how rhetoric works to frame public discussion around aging… and how the imaginative language we use can legitimize prejudice against older persons.”

Life and Death After Hip Fractures in Older Nursing Home Residents

This content has been reposted with permission from GeriPal, a Geriatrics and Palliative Care blog, at www.geripal.org. GeriPal is a forum for discourse, recent news and research, and freethinking commentary. Opinions expressed in these posts solely represent the views of the author, and are not to be constructed as representative of any academic institution or medical center associated with GeriPal or of Annals of Long-Term Care. 


Any who has had a loved one who sustains a hip fracture knows that these are life changing if not life-limiting events in the lives of older adults. A recently published article in JAMA Internal Medicine gives further credence to this, as well as giving us evidence to guide our prognostic estimates when caring for someone who sustains a hip fractures in a nursing home setting.