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Jennifer J. Patient Expert

San Francisco, California
I am a retired teacher and author of Living and Dying With Dignity: A daughter's journey through long-term care.  I helped my mother, who died of cancer in her home. My father, who succumbed to a brain tumour, passed away in Long-Term Care.  I have a B.A., B.Ed., M.Ed. in... Full Bio
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What is cancer? Who gets cancer? by Jennifer J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health BOOK REVIEW THE CANCER CHRONICLES; UNLOCKING MEDICINES DEEPEST MYSTERIES by George Johnson I was quite curious about all this. You see, my husband has cancer. P ... Read on »
Health Canada warns surgery using a morcellator could spread undetected cancer by Jennifer J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health They do 100,000 of these in the US each year. Why, if your womb is filled with tumours, would they not simply remove it? Using this machine, spreads the cancerous cells all ... Read on »
Why do 70% of patients with chronic disease die in hospital? by Jennifer J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health It could be the best place for them. It could be that caregivers cannot cope elsewhere. According to Statistics Canada (2011) hospital deaths acco ... Read on »
BOOK REVIEW: Dementia Beyond Disease by Jennifer J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health By Dr. G. Allen Power Dementia Care has changed and is evolving. Unfortunately, we still follow the medical model, treating symptoms, rather than modifying our approach a ... Read on »
Flu season arrives in Ottawa: 5 confirmed cases by Jennifer J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Flu season arrives in Ottawa with 5 confirmed cases so far Vaccine may not be as effective fighting H3N2 strain this year, expert says Ottawa Public Health says there ... Read on »
Ottawa Hospital nurses making a new kind of house call by Jennifer J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Such simple ideas seem too simple. Yet, every time we take our pets to the vet for a serious issue, they call us later. Imagine how amazing it would be to ask a few questio ... Read on »
On Giving Tuesday: lend a hand by Jennifer J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health My mail box was full of requests for money on this, Giving Tuesday, but we give our time all the time, as well as our money. I donate monthly to our local Food Bank, ... Read on »
Webinar: The Experience of Spousal Caregivers of People with Early-Onset Dementia by Jennifer J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health These are excellent webinars! The Experience of Spousal Caregivers of People with Early-Onset Dementia 11/6/2014  Two variants in fronto-temporal ... Read on »
Caring for the caregivers by Jennifer J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Long-term clinical and cost-effectiveness of psychological intervention for family carers of people with dementia : a single-blind, randomised, controlled trial ... Read on »
Medicinal marijuana for PTSD study by Jennifer J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health SMITHS FALLS, ON, Nov. 19, 2014  /CNW/ - Tweed Marijuana Inc. ("Tweed" or "the Company") is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary Tweed Inc. has successful ... Read on »
Palliative care experts say it's time for Canadians to talk about end of life care by Jennifer J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Quality of life over quantity My hubby and I have talked about what we expect from end-of-life, even in an emergency. We both agree that we must be content, comfo ... Read on »
Assistive devices: text to speech by Jennifer J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health I've been searching for the right speech-to-text tool. My students were given devices back in 2005. It was difficult, since no one else was supposed to use them. My sweet k ... Read on »
Report: Long-Term Care in Ontario: Fostering Systemic Neglect by Jennifer J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Focus Group Study Report Lifts require two PSWs The average hours of direct care per resident per day in Ontario long-term care homes increased to 3 ... Read on »
High-tech in the doctor's office by Jennifer J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Dr. Jim Legan uses the Amazing Charts Electronic Health Record (EHR) system. He recently discovered a clever way to improve patient engagement and workflow in the exam room. ... Read on »
Get a flu shot! It can't hurt, might help by Jennifer J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Fluwatch season What do you think? I think too many have been harmed by clueless public celebrities who do not know the truth. Get a shot. ... Read on »
Guest Post: A Forensic/Medical Author’s Take on Ebola and the CDC by Jennifer J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Outbreak… Breakdown A Forensic/Medical Author’s Take on Ebola and the CDC My book, Louisiana Fever, involves the spread of a bleeding disease kno ... Read on »
This is my stress test by Jennifer J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Stress test from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo . Caregivers really need to look after themselves. I had a Stress test, as I was getting high blood pressure, and chest ... Read on »
End of life care by Jennifer J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Ensuring a Better Ending     Having a family conversation about your end of life wishes and putting them in writing ( advance directive) is the first step. The second is to ... Read on »