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Silenced by stigma: Caregiving for those with mental health conditions

Did you know that one out of every five Canadians experiences #mental health challenges at least once in their life time?  Despite the ongoing...

The caregiving journey

Family caregiving can sometimes feel like being on a roller coaster – you go through ups and downs as the person you care for...

The many faces of caregiving

One in four Canadians – or 8.1 million people are family caregivers.    When asked to describe a typical family caregiver many envision a middle...

The ‘7 C’s’ for finding the best home healthcare

For many Canadians, caring for a loved one - although filled with compassion and love - can feel like a full-time job. Our current...

Finding your ‘right place of care’

As an individual requires more care due to aging and illness, many find themselves considering long-term care. Family members may bring it up. Doctors...

Tips on what to do when your loved one doesn’t want...

There are dynamics within every family that can make your role as a family caregiver challenging. How do you help someone who needs it, especially...

Bridging the transition from hospital to home care

Canadians aged 65+ represent 16 per cent of the population and include 5,700,000 Canadians according to Statistics Canada. The numbers are expected to balloon...

Music can help with an aging loved one

A few years ago as my mother was sliding slowly but surely into her own mind’s dark spaces; engaging her become more and more...

The concern and confusion about elder abuse

It’s interesting to note that the past couple of years there have been ever more frequent newspaper stories and television news coverage about ‘elder...

Elderly day-to-day safety: An ever-escalating priority

A major challenge for all of us—caregivers to aging loved ones and all those who are into their advancing years—is to identify and address...

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