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Murray Billett

October 5, 2009 Via Facsimile 780 496 8292 Mayor Stephen Mandel, Office of the Mayor, 2nd Floor City Hall, 1 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, AB. T5J 2R7 Dear Mayor Mandel: REFERENCE:MURRAY BILLETT – POLICE COMMISSION REPRESENTATIVE. On Monday, September 28th, 2009, @ 11:00 AM, a number of us attended at a University Hospital, Edmonton, […]

Effectiveness of Mandatory License Testing

Comparative Study Traffic Inj Prev 2004 Dec;5(4):326-35. doi: 10.1080/15389580490509464. Effectiveness of Mandatory License Testing for Older Drivers in Reducing Crash Risk Among Urban Older Australian Drivers Jim Langford 1 , Michael Fitzharris, Sjaanie Koppel, Stuart Newstead ffiliations expand PMID: 15545070 DOI: 10.1080/15389580490509464 ABSTRACT Most licensing jurisdictions in Australia maintain mandatory assessment programs targeting older drivers, […]

Overhauling Long-term Care Staffing

Ontario issued an emergency order banning employees from working in more than one long-term care home ahead of an “action plan” that Premier Doug Ford will release today, 1) topping up salaries for part-time workers & 2) deploying hospital care teams to help manage outbreaks. In Quebec, to mitigate chronic staff shortages, François Legault’s government […]

Slave Lake , Points West Elder Care

May 01,2020 The untold undignified stories of our Seniors Care Centre Points West in Slave Lake, Alberta. I had my first experience with Points West in Slave Lake with a family of an elder going into care with dementia, I would visit this senior at least four plus times a week. As I visited this […]

Staying Healthy as you Age

10 Top tips for Staying Healthy as you Age   Professor Desmond O’Neil is a Consultant Physician in Geriatric Medicine and Professor in Medical Gerontology at Tallaght Hospital and Trinity College Dublin.   1. Embrace and welcome your own ageing: a negative disposition towards ageing is associated with worse outcomes in health.   2. Strive […]

Longer life, Linked to Religion

Attending religious services linked to longer lives, study shows Although religious observance is declining in the United States, about 40% of American women still attend services regularly, according to a survey by the Pew Research Center. Many short-term studies over the years have indicated that practicing a religion may have a positive impact on health, […]

Canada Goes Softly Authoritarian

Morality now begins and ends with government. “Freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and freedom of religion all have a double aspect — freedom of thought and freedom of action.” – Supreme Court Justice Frank Murphy Canada has become quietly authoritarian, its government and courts increasingly persecuting a cadre of its minority citizens. No, […]

DriveABLE Assessment Corporation Inc.

ATTENTION SENIORS DriveABLE Assessment Corporation Inc. fabricates, widely publishing that: “DriveABLE testing is the only assessment program of it’s kind to be able to objectively measure a patients cognitive ability to drive.” “It’s the only cognitive assessment to be highly predictive of actual on-road performance. They further state that they can “accurately predict actual on-road […]

Edmonton Court- Restraining Order

EDMONTON COURT HOUSE – Queens Bench Hearing WEDNESDAY JANUARY 8, 2020 @ 10:00 AM WEBER V. LARSON RESTRAINING ORDER Relevant information: Family Isolating Senior- denying visitors- seizing estate Family denying senior all rights ATTEND

Statistics Indicate that Seniors are safe Drivers

Lack of Toothbrushing

Lack of Toothbrushing Creates Risk for Seniors in Nursing Homes Poor support for dental hygiene isn’t just gross, it’s a serious public health issue Elderly people in nursing homes often go without a good toothbrushing. While it might be icky to imagine the horrible way that feels to our elders, there are consequences worse than […]

Animal cruelty

City police issue animal cruelty warrants after dozens of cats euthanized Edmonton police have issued warrants for the arrest of two women after dozens of cats had to be euthanized over serious health issues. Edmonton animal care and control peace officers found multiple cats living in “deplorable conditions” while conducting a search warrant with Edmonton […]

The Tyranny of Administrative Law

    July 31, 2017 – Published on Amazon.com   Verified Purchase This short little book (64 pages) should be required reading for all first year law students. And by their second year they should have read Professor Hamburger’s great work on this subject, Is Administrative Law Unlawful?.   Professor Hamburger is so clear in […]

Epidemic of Loneliness

Being with others cures the epidemic of loneliness.   Studies now provide a reason for siblings to stay in touch with one another and their parents as they grow older.   Alex Schadenberg of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition cites a recent study from London to say research on loneliness shows it leads to potentially serious […]

Assisted suicide: There are no best practices

DOES MAKING SOMETHING LEGAL MAKE IT ETHICAL       COMMENTARY   I am an adult psychiatrist who has worked in public sector psychiatry in the US and the UK. In both countries, physicians struggle with the ethics and professional meaning of legalized or proposed physician-assisted suicide (PAS). I was recently asked by an organization […]