Wendy Johnstone

Stay young by aging successfully

Want to know how to stop aging? Stop living. I mean it. Literally.

Sandwich Generation: A lesson on Alzheimer’s

“What’s the difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s disease?”

What the heck is a geriatric case manager?

I like to think I have a way with words, but boy…

The Sandwich Generation: The reluctant caregiver is not an uncommon feeling

"I think it is safe to say that at one point or another, all family caregivers are reluctant caregivers. "

Unpaid caregivers: More common than you’d think

If you are 45 years and older and a woman, you are likely caring for an aging parent or spouse

SANDWICH GENERATION: Take a holiday from caregiving

Taking a break is important for caregivers

Take a holiday from caregiving

Taking a break is really important for caregivers

Navigating the realm of health care

Mr. Jones is an 83-year-old widower living in his own home. When…

SANDWICH GENERATION: Role reversal a common feeling among caregivers

“I feel like I’m the parent now and my mother is the…

It is important that caregivers get a holiday as well

It’s that time again – summer holidays – and for Carly and…

SANDWICH GENERATION: Life never the same after a stroke

Stroke is the leading cause of long-term disability in Canada, with 6,500…

Sandwich Generation: Book breaks down Alzheimer’s disease

It takes a very difficult topic to digest and breaks it down into bite-size pieces. The story is based on the author's mother's life...

Sandwich Generation: Managing distance caregiving

Long distance clients often remark on how surprised they are to see the physical, cognitive and emotional decline of their aging loved one

Questions to ask yourself when considering future care planning

Before you run off and start looking for any important documents in those dusty filing cabinets, take a step back and take stock...

Having your affairs in order important

It's not a matter of IF your family will need access to your personal, medical, legal and financial information; it's a matter of WHEN

No written will, no way for loved ones to know

No advanced care planning, no way anyone can ensure your health care decisions are known and acted upon if you aren't able to communicate

Four Ps to productive adult family meetings

Family meetings with adult siblings are a useful tool when making key decisions in the care of aging parents or relatives

Patient as Partners working group ‘buzzing with excitement’

The Patient as Partners – Working Dialogue Group held its two-day conference in Vancouver last week