The role of the pharmacist in senior care

By Susan C. Jenkins Seniors make up about 12 per cent of the Canadian population, but they receive between 28- and 40 per cent of...

Vision changes : What loved ones might not tell you

By Marguerite Thomas and Dr. Susan Leat Anyone can have vision difficulties, but not everyone can plainly state their problems or seek effective help. As...

Dealing with loneliness

By Susan C. Jenkins Greta Garbo has often been quoted as saying, “I want to be alone.” But loneliness is a significant problem for a...

Dealing with the unthinkable: Elder abuse

By Susan C. Jenkins Elder abuse is a serious and growing problem. It is difficult to know how widespread it is, because so many cases...

Five questions to ask about your medications

By Carol Nguyen and Certina Ho Medication errors can occur at transitions of care, such as hospital discharge, following-up with a specialist or family doctor,...

Improving medication safety for seniors

By Nicole F. Bernier Four years ago, at age 84, my dad survived a severe stroke. The downside is that during his hospital stay this...