Welcome to our 24-Day Self-Care Challenge – July 1-24, 2023 International Self-Care Day is July 24! To celebrate YOU & promote mindfulness, self-compassion and self-love we have created a 24 DAY SELF CARE CHALLENGE to help you incorporate more self care into your daily routine. These micro-self care activities are small, intentional actions that are […]
Karla Wilson (far left) with her Mom and Sister In 2003, I chose to move to Vancouver Island. I had grown up in the suburbs of Toronto, then traveled and lived in Australia for three years after finishing my university degree. When I returned to Canada, I was searching out the warmest climate possible. Victoria […]
My husband and I are the family caregivers for our younger daughter who has lived with schizophrenia for over 20 years. She lives with significant disabilities that are common in schizophrenia and that make the tasks of daily living very difficult. The biggest factor in the widespread disability of people with schizophrenia are cognitive losses; […]
Written by Kate Landreth Caregivers’ voices and experiences are a central element to our educational resources and support offerings at FCBC. We listen to understand the needs of caregivers with the intention to provide relevant information and topics that will assist and support the wellbeing of caregivers. Your voice truly does matter! We are grateful […]
By Wendy Johnstone Mrs. B is 70 years old was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease five years ago. She is on the highest dosage of a “memory pill” and is well supported at home with her spouse. She is very functional and maintains a high level of independence and quality of life. But cracks are starting […]
Caregiving often involves physically demanding tasks. It requires conscientious care for your loved one – and for your own health. Performing tasks in a way that minimizes stress on your body can help prevent injuring yourself and the person for whom you are caring.
By Wendy Johnstone Chronic pain can be overwhelming. Chronic pain is different for everyone and finding out what works to help manage it might take some trial and error. Caring for someone else while in pain adds an extra layer of complexity. Sarah, 55, lives with fibromyalgia and is a caregiver to her spouse who […]
Family Caregivers of BC is pleased BC’s Seniors Advocate is once again raising the issue of caregiver distress. In the current report “Caregivers in Distress – A Growing Problem”, she points to a 7% increase in the percentage of Home Support clients who have a primary caregiver in distress, which equates to roughly 1,000 caregivers; […]