What changed in you when you began caring for somebody?
Category: Spousal Caregiving
Learn how to properly deal with the struggles and give care for an ill spouse
We’re here to support seniors, and their families, and to manage the inevitable, overwhelming problems and stresses associated with ageing.
Research consistently shows caregiving is among the most demanding roles a person can adopt. A study suggests highlighting the positive effects of their work may help caregivers reap the psychological benefits of helping others.
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.
According to the Canadian Medical Association Journal, close friends and family caregivers are at high risk of becoming ill and even dying.
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.
Writer Paul Lima shares his candid thoughts on being a caregiving recipient and the effect it has had on his partner and their lives.
When the worst-case scenario happens, you learn a lot about your love.