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Social Distancing and Your Caregiving Situation

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In Canada, it is estimated that 25% of Canadians are providing some level of informal, unpaid care to a family member or friend. When you add parental and professional caregiving roles, the number of caregivers in our country are astronomical. As a society, we depend on formal and informal caregivers to provide mental, emotional, physical, […]

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How and When to Get Help

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Caregiving can be a stressful, expensive, and emotionally fraught experience. The extra responsibilities associated with caring for someone can be heavy, and other people in your life may not appreciate how much mental, emotional, and physical energy is required from you as a caregiver. There may even be times when you don’t recognize how much […]

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The Costs of Over Caring

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When I was a child, things were very different. By the time I was eight years old, I had a list of daily and weekly chores which consisted of doing dishes, vacuuming, cleaning my room, doing laundry, piling wood, and preparing my lunches, to name a few. I was not a child-slave by any means, […]

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Self-Care in Times of Uncertainty

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  Have you noticed a decline in your mental or physical health? Perhaps increased anxiety, irritability, insomnia, feelings of helplessness or hopelessness? Are you experiencing relationship problems that you didn’t have before? In your marriage, at work, or with other family members? Has anyone suggested you should slow down, take time off, or take better […]

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Stress or Caregiver Burnout?

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Do you feel worn out? Overextended? Tired all the time? If so, you’re not alone. Balancing the constant demands of a busy work life on top of your caregiving roles and other responsibilities can feel virtually impossible. If you are caring for an aging parent, tending to children, or in a caregiving profession, the chronic stress […]