Perpetrator is typically a family member or caregiver.
Category: Family Caregiving
Children need help learning about how their grandparent’s brain is affected by dementia.
She is his world. She is his source of entertainment. His emotional, social and physical strength. She is his caregiver. Indeed, she is his everything.
And sometimes, she needs a break.
‘Everybody will have a story about a parent, an aunt, a sibling, who the system is failing. It’s inevitable, unless something changes.’
– University of British Columbia researcher Joanie Sims-Gould
Michael Gabriele from the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) talks about the organization’s caregivers education program which is dear to his heart.
According to the Canadian Medical Association Journal, close friends and family caregivers are at high risk of becoming ill and even dying.
Friendship. Recreations. Food. Fitness. Spa.
Lao Tzu says this about caregivers: “The more they assist others, the more they possess. The more they give to others, the more they gain.”
It should come as no surprise that half of Canada’s caregivers have “five o’ clock shadows,” thanks in part to demographic and social changes including greater geographic distances of families, increased life expectancies, changing economic situations, smaller families, and shifts in traditional gender roles. Caregiving Matters Chair Mary Bart explores the topic of male caregivers.
Whether it’s your parent, child, relative or friend, there are ways to lend a caring hand even from a distance.