Aging/Gerontology

Changes are Needed for Seniors Living Alone

Changes are Needed for Seniors Living Alone- OTTITI- habitation, hebergement services par Victoria Brewster 2 avril 2015 Recently, I attended the funeral of a senior who was living alone in the community and died alone in the community. If it wasn’t for an adult child and a friend expressing some concern because she did not… Continue reading Changes are Needed for Seniors Living Alone

Emotional Intelligence (EQ), Humanity, News

Research at the Centre for Studies on Human Stress at Montreal’s Hospital-Louise H. LaFontaine

by Victoria Brewster, MSW While reading the Montreal Gazette this morning I came across an article titled: "Bullying leaves its mark on mood gene, study finds." Naturally, this grabbed my interest, especially considering the events of last Friday in both the U.S. and China. Isabelle Ouellet-Morin believes bullying can leave a psychological trace that could… Continue reading Research at the Centre for Studies on Human Stress at Montreal’s Hospital-Louise H. LaFontaine

Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

A Definition of Family

by Victoria Brewster, MSW Family, the word has many definitions depending on who is defining it. Family can be parents and children, husband and wife, extended family members of cousins, aunts and uncles and then there are friends. Family, in a helping professional sense can take on another meaning as well. Here in the Montreal… Continue reading A Definition of Family

Healthcare, News

Montreal’s Ecosystem and What is Being Found

by Victoria Brewster, MSW I sit down to read the Saturday paper and on page 2 is a write-up about "Medications could damage river ecosystem." Montreal is itself an island and every time I leave Montreal to visit friends or family off island, I have to cross over one of our many bridges (the state… Continue reading Montreal’s Ecosystem and What is Being Found

Healthcare, News

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction…..

Although this is 3 years old, it is worth watching on Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction or MBSR and how it is used with individuals with chronic health issues/chronic pain and as a teaching tool for health professionals. http://bcooltv.mcgill.ca/Viewer2/?RecordingID=36829