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; […]
My husband, Ron, had a stroke eight years ago. Initially, he was completely paralyzed on his right side and came home from hospital in a wheelchair. He now walks using a cane or a walker. During his lengthy rehabilitation, he wrote a book about his experience,”The Defiant Mind – Living Inside a Stroke,” published in […]
Written by Lycia Rodrigues In 2017, Solange and I connected about expanding our caregiver support in the Saanich Peninsula. We were thrilled to have her as our volunteer bringing expertise in creating meaningful support for caregivers. I was impressed with Solange’s determination to reach out to the local health care providers and make sure caregivers […]
By Rachel Carter For many of us, picking out a birthday gift for a loved one is a difficult task if we don’t know what they want. Imagine trying to make decisions on their behalf about their healthcare needs. The concept of Advance Care Planning resonated with me as soon as I heard about it. […]
Can you imagine trying to meet your work commitments while fulfilling your caregiving responsibilities? Maybe you already are. If so, you’re definitely not alone.