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Michael Gordon
July 17, 2013 05:13 PM

It was one of those unusual clinics where I saw three similar cases in which the exact same issue surfaced and...

Michael Gordon
June 3, 2013 02:59 PM

Most health care professionals involved in eldercare have had the experience...

Michael Gordon
May 21, 2013 11:39 AM

I returned from a medical conference overseas...

Michael Gordon
December 10, 2012 07:48 PM

Originally published in December 2012 on the Baycrest.org

What I found surprising about the National Post article was that one would think after reading it that offering dying patients more choices in their end-of-life care was a novel idea...

Barry J. Goldlist
December 3, 2012 03:48 PM

I have just come back from a vacation in Florida, just in time to vote on the tentative OMA agreement with the government. While on vacation I had several long walks on the beach with a famous market researcher who had just completed some research on primary care physicians in the United States...

Barry J. Goldlist
September 4, 2012 07:12 PM

For much of the summer, medicine was the farthest thing from my mind. I was visiting my daughter and her family on the west coast, and playing with my twin grandchildren was at the top of my mind. My wife and I did take a few days to travel in southern British Columbia and visited Whistler and the Sunshine coast. The proprietor of the Bed and Breakfast we stayed in on the Sunshine coast had a mother-in-law in Vancouver who was not in great health. She complained about the difficulty in accessing home care in BC, and the limited hours available. It sounded just like Ontario.
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Michael Gordon
August 22, 2012 01:25 PM

To tend to a plant, watch it grow and produce its leaves, flowers or vegetables affirms for many that there is a meaning to life, and anything that gives life meaning is a worthwhile endeavor.

Dr. Michael Gordon is currently medical program director of Palliative Care at Baycrest, co-director of their ethics program and a professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto. He is a prolific writer with his latest book Late-Stage Dementia: Promoting Comfort, Compassion, and Care and previous two books being Moments that Matter: Cases in Ethical Eldercare followed shortly on his memoir: Brooklyn Beginnings-A Geriatrician’s Odyssey. For more information log on to www.drmichaelgordon.com

Michael Gordon
May 7, 2012 01:21 PM

Often in a geriatric medicine practice one of the salient complaints by families is how often their loved one tells them the same thing over and over again.

Dr. Michael Gordon is currently medical program director of Palliative Care at Baycrest, co-director of their ethics program and a professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto. He is a prolific writer with his latest book Late-Stage Dementia: Promoting Comfort, Compassion, and Care and previous two books being Moments that Matter: Cases in Ethical Eldercare followed shortly on his memoir: Brooklyn Beginnings-A Geriatrician’s Odyssey. For more information log on to www.drmichaelgordon.com

Health Plexus
April 13, 2012 10:08 PM

Health Plexus.net, the leading Canadian Network of Health Education resources is pleased to announce the addition of three highly distinguished physicians to its Dementia Educational Resource advisory board.

Dr. Howard Bergman was recently appointed the position of Chair of the Department of Family Medicine, at the Faculty of Medicine, McGill University. Dr. Bergman was also the first Dr. Joseph Kaufmann Professor of Geriatric Medicine and is Director of the Division of Geriatric Medicine at McGill University. He is also Director of the Division of Geriatric Medicine of the Jewish General Hospital and an investigator at the Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Community Studies and at the Bloomfield Centre for Research in Aging of the Lady Davis Institute at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal. He is also Adjunct Professor in the Department of Health Administration at the Université de Montréal and Invited Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the Université de Lausanne in Switzerland and the Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel.

In the area of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, Dr. Bergman’s research interests focus on early diagnosis. He is the founder and co-director of the Jewish General Hospital/McGill University Memory Clinic and is a Past President of the Consortium of Canadian Centres for Clinical Cognitive Research (C5R). In November 2007, Dr. Bergman was asked by the Quebec government to set up and chair a task force with the mandate to propose an action plan on Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders: from prevention to end of life care, including the research agenda.

Dr. Fadi Massoud is an internist-geriatrician who received his medical degree from the University of Montreal in 1992, and completed his internal medicine residency and geriatrics fellowship at the Universities of Montreal and McGill in 1997. He then did a research fellowship in cognitive impairment at the Sergievsky Center at Columbia University in New York under the supervision of Dr Richard Mayeux.

Since his return to Montreal in 2000, Dr Massoud works as staff geriatrician at the University of Montreal Health Center (CHUM) and the Montreal Institute of Geriatrics. He is associate professor of medicine in the Department of Medicine at the University of Montreal. His main topics of interest are cognitive ageing and dementia. He is scientific director of the memory disorders clinic at the CHUM. He is member of the Quebec Consortium for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Neurodegenerative Disorders, and primary investigator of the CHUM at the Consortium of Canadian Centers for Clinical Cognitive Research (C5R). He participated in the Second Canadian Conference on Antidementia Guidelines in 2004 and in the Canadian Consensus on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Dementia in 2006.

Dr. Noel Rosen is a family physician in active practice in Toronto. Lecturer in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. He is also the Medical Director of the Valleyview Long Term Care facility in Toronto, as well as attending physician, Seniors' Health Centre, North York General Hospital, and active staff, and member of Department of Family and Community medicine Executive Board, North York General hospital, Toronto. In addition he is a Member, Continuing Medical Education Committee, North York General Hospital in Toronto.

About Health Plexus:
Comprised of 1000s of clinical reviews, CMEs, bio-medical illustrations and animations and other resources, all organized in the 34 condition zones, our vision is to provide physicians and allied healthcare professionals with access to credible, timely and multi-disciplinary continuing medical education from anywhere and on any media consumption device. The Dementia Educational Resource is the compilation of high quality clinical reviews, online CME programs, library of original visual aids, interviews, roundtable discussions and related conference reports.