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Author: Stephanie Erickson

Stephanie Erickson, Director of Erickson Resource Group, is a clinical social worker, family caregiving expert, and Director and Founder of Erickson Resource Group based in Montreal, Quebec. She has over 20 years of experience as a social worker. She has a clinical practice that focuses on seniors living autonomously at home, placed in care facilities, at the hospital, and who are living with families. She has a Master’s Degree in Social Work and is licensed in both Quebec and California. She lives with her husband and two children in Montreal, Quebec.

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Articles by Stephanie Erickson

Most of the time when I speak to my friends, family or colleagues and ask them how they are doing, there is a standard and quick “Good, thanks.” But when we take a moment to really talk about life, I

My personal passion is the flying trapeze. Yes, like in the circus. I jump from a platform, swing through the air only to let go and be caught by the catcher and then launched back to catch that same bar

How many times have you walked out of your doctor’s office only to think about the 5 questions you forgot to ask? Or as your driving home you’re saying to yourself, “Wait. I don’t want to take that new medication.

Care coordination. Continuity of care. Team planning. Care manager. Or how about cognitive capacity, disorientation, palliative, terminal, agitated, delirious, Demented…..AHH! There are so many terms that health care professionals toss around casually and families and patients struggle to follow along

It’s very difficult to keep a balanced perspective on life when you feel like you are sinking. I personally have tried to look at the big picture to stay calm and focused but often get overwhelmed with the little details

Technology has changed our world.  We access information instantaneously with a few key strokes, see our world through high power telescopes and satellites, and approach medicine with depth and efficiency enabling people to live longer and healthier. Technology has also

Most individuals want to stay in their homes for as long as possible, even if mobility, health or cognitive challenges are evident. Home care companies can provide much needed support with personal hygiene, cooking, cleaning, medication management, companionship and more.

We hear the terms Dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, Lewy Body, etc. and wonder, what are the differences and does it really matter when someone we love has cognitive losses? Understanding and diagnosing Dementia is a difficult task for doctors and often

If you misplace your keys what is your first thought? If you walk into a room and forget what you were looking for what goes through your mind? What about if you are driving to your friend’s house, a place