Publications of Interest

How NOT to DIE
Discover the foods scientifically proven to prevent and reverse disease
by Michael Greger, M.D. with Gene Stone
Available in Canada, ISBN 978-1-250-06611-4
Dr. Greger is the founder of, and his book reveals the groundbreaking scientific evidence behind the only diet that can prevent and reverse many of the causes of disease-related death.The simple truth is that most doctors are good at treating acute illnesses but bad at preventing chronic disease. The fifteen leading causes of premature death – illnesses such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, Parkinson’s, high blood pressure, and others – claim the lives of 1.6 million Americans annually.This doesn’t have to be the case. By following Dr. Greger’s advice, all of it backed up by strong scientific evidence, you will learn which foods to eat and which lifestyle changes to make to help prevent or fight these diseases and to live longer.

Let’s Talk the Care Years
Taking Care of our Parents
Planning for Ourselves
ISBN: 0-9782215-0-8
A Guidebook
The First of its Kind in Canada
Written by a Canadian for Canadians
By Patty Randall
Patty is an “edu-taining” national speaker and author on care giving; the costs of care for families, government programs and services offered in each of our provinces and territories, the aging trends in our country impacting adult Canadians’ current lifestyles and retirements, and the everyday changes we all have to face to accommodate living longer. Her message: Long term care can be rewarding for both caregivers and care receivers. If we plan now, there will be no surprises.
For further information on long term care or to contact Patty directly, browse her national educational web

Our Turn to Parent
By Barbara Dunn and Linda Scott of Toronto
Random House Canada, 2009 publication
This book is a compendium of what to expect and how to cope when caring for elderly parents. It also contains 40 pages of resources including phone numbers and e-mail addresses for federal, provincial and municipal government resources.

End of the Line
Inside Canada’s Nursing Homes

By Maria Bohuslawsky
James Lorimer & Company Publishers, Toronto, 1989
ISBN 1-55028-290-5
Although this book was published 20 years ago, it is still current because this author’s exposé shows that not much has changed in Canada’s nursing homes.
Maria Bohuslawsky worked as a journalist with the Toronto Sun, the Winnipeg Press and the Ottawa Citizen. In End of the Line, she paints a picture of nursing homes leaving nothing unexplored. The picture is not pretty. Bohuslawsky says that the elderly confined to nursing homes may suffer neglect, abuse, or both, and they are stripped of their most precious possession – their self-respect.
Throughout her book, Bohuslawsky discusses areas where improvements could be made and she suggests alternatives to institutionalization worth exploring today.

They’re Your Parents, Too!
How Siblings Can Survive Their Parents’ Aging Without Driving Each Other Crazy)
By Francine Russo
ISBN-10: 0553806998
ISBN-13: 978-0553806991
Product description from Your parents are growing older and are getting forgetful, starting to slow down, or worse. Suddenly you find yourself at the cusp of one of the most important transitions in your life, and the life of your family. Your parents need you and your siblings to step up and take care of them, a little or a lot. To make the right things happen, your will all need to work together. And yet your siblings may have very different ideas from yours of what’s best for Mom and Dad. They may be completely uninterested in helping, leaving you with all the responsibility. Or they may take charge and not allow you to help, or criticize whatever help you do give. Will you and your siblings be able to reach an understanding and work together, or will the challenges you face tear you apart?