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 Dad is 95 years old and honestly, some days I can’t believe he is still alive. I’m his only daughter and caregiver. I’ve been looking after him for 4 years now. In those years, we’ve had pneumonia, a broken hip and a stroke. What I’ve really learned is there are always unexpected challenges. I […]
By Vince Terstappen, Project Assistant with the health promotions team at Northern Health When you walk into Sport Chek in Smithers and see Jesse Clegg unpacking garments and hanging gear, you may not realize the significance of that moment. You may not realize the number of people, programs, time, and advocacy that created that moment.
I suspect the majority of parents with school-aged children across the province are silently cheering about the start of the school year. Yes, I am one of those parents. My daughter is going into Grade 5 and although we’ve had a marvellous summer filled with many amazing adventures, it will be nice to get back […]