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She admitted to using insulin in all cases that stretched from 2007 to 2016,
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Predatory marriages are unfortunately a growing phenomenon in Ontario. A predatory marriage occurs when a man or a woman enters into a relationship with an elderly individual exclusively for the purpose of gaining access to their estate.
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Our population is now the oldest it ever has been, with more people currently aged 65 and older than there are children under the age of 15. As with any significant demographic shift, this trend has significant implications for society at large, impacting health care, finance policy, infrastructure, family relationships, and legal issues.
Occasionally, criminal law and estate law intersect. That intersection was particularly shocking in the high-profile cases of Helmuth Buxbaum and Peter Demeter. Both were convicted of arranging the murder of their wives and both tried to collect on life insurance policies in their respective wife's name.
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It has been estimated that $750 billion will be inherited in the next decade by the Baby Boomer Generation. Within those same ten years, the Boomer Generation will also approach retirement age and the...
"What kind of family would leave her behind?''
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It is not always easy to recognize elder abuse, particularly if you are the victim. Yet elder abuse is, unfortunately, prevalent in our society. The good news is that there is increased awareness with respect to the existence of elder abuse and its many forms, and numerous resources available to help.
A shocking CBC/Canadian Press investigation has again confirmed how powerful anti-psychotic drugs are being abused. This time, the news is about quetiapine, marketed under the brand name Seroquel, being given to female inmates in Canadian prisons.
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CALGARY - Three women who worked at a Calgary seniors home have been charged with assaulting a man who was in their care.Police say the man's family complained to police last month about concerns of p...
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A U.S. nurse accused of having sex with another man in front of a California stroke patient was paid $175 a day to care for a severely disabled B.C. boy. New details emerged at Torralba's detent...
VANCOUVER - A former male nurse from California has been arrested in Vancouver by Canada Border Services Agency staff after a tip from U.S. marshals.Russel Torralba is wanted in the state for elder ne...
There is a marked difference between making it possible to take one's own life and actively participating in it. Because we abhor suicide we have all kinds of programmes established to reach out to those who wish to take their own life. There is a cognitive dissonance at play when we now ask our own government, through legislation, to participate in ending life. And then to label it "health care" is Orwellian.
The woman found a new home, at least for a time, at Ama House, Canada's first transition home for elder women, located in South
OTTAWA - Both the NDP and the Conservatives tabled separate bills Thursday aimed at improving the qualify of life for seniors.The NDP proposed legislation that would automatically register seniors for...