Caring for caregivers: Resources for navigating an important job

(BPT) – When David Bowen’s father fell taking out the trash in 2016, it set in motion a series of health challenges the family is still battling together. Bowen, 62, hired a part-time professional caregiver to assist his father along with his mother, who was battling Alzheimer’s, but he found himself serving as a caregiver […]

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7 tips to support Alzheimer’s caregivers

(BPT) – Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or other dementias is exceptionally demanding, and especially challenging. A recent survey by the Alzheimer’s Association indicates many caregivers are not getting the help and support they need — 84 percent of caregivers say they would like more support in caring for someone with Alzheimer’s, especially from family […]

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Canada’s in Need of a National Caregiving Strategy

If you’re one of the 8.1 million Canadians who provide care for a loved one, then you understand more than anyone how critical a new strategy is. First, let’s examine a couple scenarios. Although these are fictional, they’re realistic situations that Canadians face on a daily basis. • Janet is a mother of two teenagers, […]

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