Unpaid caregivers, which are typically family but also include friends and neighbors remain an invisible pillar in Canada’s health care system and yet make up over 25% of our population.
A Caregiver’s Perspective
England, Wales, Normandy, France, the Camino Trail and hours of desert hiking in the Palm Desert. These are just a few places Greer Rosequist has hiked in her lifetime.
What’s Next? What to do when someone you’re caring for needs more help
In our January 2016 Network News, we featured an article “Stepping Over The Invisible Line!” , which addressed the ever tricky question of knowing how to tell if someone we are caring for needs more help. Once the discovery is made that more support is needed, the following question from family caregivers is often, “So […]
Loss and grief are part of caring for someone with Alzheimer’s
With trepidation, I enter the long-term care facility. Bounding up a flight a stairs, I pause before opening the door to the second floor. The pause is two-fold. I need to search my memory bank for the code to enter the special care unit and secondly, to take a deep breath as I prepare myself […]