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Conservatorship (Guardianship) In The U.S. : Protection Or Exploitation?

Conservatorshipis a legal concept in the United States. A guardian or a protector is appointed by a judge to manage the financial affairs and/or daily life of another due to physical or mental limitations, or old age. A person under conservatorship is a “conservatee,” a term that can refer to an adult. Ginger Franklin was […]

Personal Directive

Personal Directive If you have a personal directive, the person or people you’ve picked to be your agent would have legal authority to make personal decisions for you. You can register your personal directive with the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee (OPGT) so healthcare providers can easily find your agent or agents if […]

Regenerating Brain Cells

During the late 1990s, researchers at Rockefellers University in New York City conducted studies in which marmoset monkeys were injected with a tracer chemical that could differentiate between slow-dividing mature brain cells and fast-dividing new ones. What they found was that the hippocampus (a region of the brain associated with memories, learning, and emotions) continued […]

MANITOBA – Adult Abuse Registry

Adult Abuse Registry Description The purpose of the Adult Abuse Registry is to help protect vulnerable adults by allowing employers to screen potential employees and volunteers who want to work with vulnerable people. Coverage The Registry contains names of persons who have been found to have abused or neglected a vulnerable adult, defined under The […]

Dr. Marc Saint –Martin, CCFP

April 29, 2019   Professional Conduct Department   College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta Suite 2700, 10020 – 100 Street NW Edmonton, AB T5J 0N3 VIA Facsimile (780) 420 0651 Dr. Marc Saint –Martin, CCFP Primary Care Network, 9499 137 Avenue, Edmonton, AB. VIA Email letter info@enpcn.com Dear Sir/ Madam: REFERENCE: Dr. Marc Saint […]

A Broken System

    As soon as my dad died, my two siblings took control of mom, who had undiagnosed dementia at the time. They used isolation tactics, misinformation, bullying and chaos. Within a month, mom was suspicious of myself and my sister, believing that we were going to put her into an old folks home, and […]

Celebration Seniors

Big Pharma Firms’ Pay Doctors

Big Pharma Firms’ Pay Doctors Ten of Canada’s largest drug companies voluntarily released information about how much money they give physicians, posting the disclosures to their websites Tuesday. Some of the participating companies were: • AbbVie Corp. • Amgen Canada Inc. • Bristol-Myers Squibb Canada • Eli Lilly Canada Inc. • Gilead Sciences Canada, Inc. […]

Dr. Edward Redshaw, Advocacy

Dear Friends: I was going through my advocacy communications, which date back many years, when I came across this one. Thought I would share it with you. With the passage of time and the incoming residents requiring increasingly more care from staff whose numbers and funding are not concurrently increasing it appears that we are […]

Government non-response

GOVERNMENT NON-RESPONSE Dear People: The following is the response I received from the Health Minister. She has now moved into automated response. Sometime ago there was no response automated or otherwise. “Thank you for your correspondence. Minister Hoffman appreciates that you have taken the time to write and values your comments greatly. We understand that […]

Medical Science Under Dictatorship

Medical Science Under Dictatorship by DR. LEO ALEXANDER This article was taken from the July 14, 1949, issue of “The New England Journal of Medicine.”) Science under dictatorship becomes subordinated to the guiding philosophy of the dictatorship. Irrespective of other ideologic trappings, the guiding philosophic principle of recent dictatorships, including that of the Nazis, has […]

Divorce by Nursing Home

Necessary care forces Oyen couple apart DEATH HAS NOT PARTED AN OYEN COUPLE AFTER 54 YEARS OF MARRIAGE BUT ALBERTA HEALTH SERVICES HAS. By Giilian Slade, Medicine Hat News Gary Davis and his wife have a home in Oyen. After his wife was treated in hospital a few months ago, and her needs assessed, she […]

Alberta Health Services not accountable.

VULNERABLE ALBERTANS NEGLECTED Dear Honourable people: AHS is probably the most powerful government department with well over 11,000 people and increasing in size annually. They are becoming answerable only to themselves. They totally control Continuing Care and access to any Level and Long-Term Care which they are converting to Palliative Care. The care requirements in […]

Ageism at MTO

Ageism at Ministry of Transportation Ontario, (MTO) Ageism is defined as the “prejudice or discrimination against a particular age group and especially the elderly”. The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) has been recently accused of this discrimination (see internet stop elderly abuse), yet continue the policy of requiring people 80+ to take a written exam […]

“Bed Blockers, Elder Abuse”

Bed Blockers Subsidize Hospitals An alarming number of seniors, who are admitted to hospital for care, are never allowed to return their homes. Across the province, Many are kept in pyjamas / night clothes. We have been told that no one is available to wash their street clothes. Furthermore if they escaped, they would be […]