Five (bad) assumptions caregivers must overcome

These assumptions can harm caregivers over time. Happiness and fulfilment are emotions that must be generated from within

Five (bad) assumptions caregivers must overcome
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These assumptions can harm caregivers over time. Happiness and fulfilment are emotions that must be generated from within

Siblings who become caretakers often lack adequate support

Individuals with developmental disabilities live longer than ever and that means the responsibility for care is shifting to siblings

Siblings who become caretakers often lack adequate support
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Individuals with developmental disabilities live longer than ever and that means the responsibility for care is shifting to siblings

A spirit gone, but enduring through lessons well taught

Bruce Webster defined how best to live life: with respect, humour, physical and intellectual rigour, and a willingness to take risks

A spirit gone, but enduring through lessons well taught
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Bruce Webster defined how best to live life: with respect, humour, physical and intellectual rigour, and a willingness to take risks

Maintaining health is a two-way street

Family caregivers and professional providers must work together to achieve well-being for people with chronic and complex diseases

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Family caregivers and professional providers must work together to achieve well-being for people with chronic and complex diseases

Families are key members of patients’ hospital care teams

Wards are staffed based on caring for a sick but otherwise self-sufficient patient population. The reality is patients need family caregivers in the hospital

Families are key members of patients’ hospital care teams
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Wards are staffed based on caring for a sick but otherwise self-sufficient patient population. The reality is patients need family caregivers in the hospital

Offering care the most natural of gifts

And caring for a sick loved one could be their last and greatest gift to you

Offering care the most natural of gifts
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And caring for a sick loved one could be their last and greatest gift to you

Tying up the loose ends of life

The first anniversary of legal doctor-assisted suicide muddies the discussion-of-death waters. Preparing for death needs to focus on the completion of living

Tying up the loose ends of life
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The first anniversary of legal doctor-assisted suicide muddies the discussion-of-death waters. Preparing for death needs to focus on the completion of living

“Be prepared” is the natural caregiver’s motto

When natural disaster strikes, caregivers need to know the risks, have a plan, a network of support in place, and an emergency kit at hand

“Be prepared” is the natural caregiver’s motto
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When natural disaster strikes, caregivers need to know the risks, have a plan, a network of support in place, and an emergency kit at hand

No going back from suddenly becoming a caregiver

There are a few basic truths that reveal themselves in almost every story of sudden-onset caregiving. The first is that love remains intact

No going back from suddenly becoming a caregiver
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THOMSON: There are a few basic truths that reveal themselves in almost every story of sudden-onset caregiving. The first is that love remains intact

Coping with the family burdens related to caregiving

Our weekly Caring Connections column will examine the issues of caregiving in Canadian society, and what we can do to alleviate some of the burden

Coping with the family burdens related to caregiving
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CAMMACK: Our weekly Caring Connections column will examine the issues of caregiving in Canadian society, and what we can do to alleviate some of the burden