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Caregiving is one of the most selfless acts a person can do and so many people around the world and don’t even know that they are doing it!
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It can be the poor quality of food in a restaurant, the cold weather outside or the slow customer service in a store. Humans naturally complain about many things, rather than compliment. It is human nature to prefer to...
Caregivers are much like motocross riders. Professional motorcyclists pit themselves and their roaring machines against each other and the challenging terrain. Despite looping around the same course repeatedly, these riders often do not know what lies ahead. There may...
As I slide into my office chair to settle in to write my morning’s cup of coffee rests on the corner of my desk within easy reach. My cup, at the moment, is full and reminds me of a...
It is 2018 and a long-term care home in Calgary has taken on a radical new way of housing people with dementia. This home embraces the out-of-date with the new and the meaningful. Residents here feel good about themselves...
Over the ages, it has always been the duty of a society to take care of its elderly. This is especially true when the senior citizens in question are our parents. Parents often make huge sacrifices as they bring...
Imagine living in a senior nursing care environment or assisted living facility with dozens of people around you all day but you feel isolated? Or imagine leaving at home, having in home care assistance and still feeling isolated? How sad would...
Abuse and neglect of the elderly is a worldwide problem. The totals run into more than 2 million cases each year. Almost 10% of the elderly population will experience some type of abuse, the median age being 78. Most...
Providing daily care for a parent often feels unnatural. Throughout your entire life, they were the people to supply your every need. They were the well of knowledge you could always draw from, the steady hands that helped you...
Caregivers work long hours under a lot of stress which can lead to caregiver depression. They have their own personal workloads plus the job of looking after a loved one or a patient. They are responsible for the emotional...
We continue with the second part in our series on end of life care with another guest post from...             Sebastian Sepulveda, MD,  author of At Death's Door: End of Life Stories from the Bedside Understanding What’s to Come: Open and Honest Conversations I am a...