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I was very pleased to chat about caregiving from a male perspective with Liz O’Donnell of WorkingDaughter.com. Our interview link is below:
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has recently announced that Canadian caregivers can be eligible for extended Compassionate Care benefits. Read more in my Letter to the Editor published in the Toronto Star newspaper: http://www.thestar.com/opinion/letters_to_the_editors/2016/01/08/caregiving-changes-welcome.html.
Following a number of guest blog submissions from me, The Caregiver Space has now posted a review of my book! Thanks to Jonah, Cori, and Shirley for helping to make this happen …
The upcoming holidays aren’t always merry for caregivers. I’ve shared some tips on reducing increased holiday stress as well as where and how to celebrate in my second published article for Wellness Magazine:
I was pleased to be interviewed for this Metro Edmonton article … the frail and elderly seniors frequently get much of the attention while family caregivers are often ignored and/or completely forgotten. While this news story focuses on Alberta’s caregivers, the issues remain very similar for caregivers living elsewhere as well.
Are you prepared for caregiving? Perhaps not! Please read my article in the Fall, 2014 issue of Wellness Magazine: http://www.wellnessalbertamag.com/family/are-you-prepared-for-caregiving/.
Caregiver's Guide for Canadians
I don't know why this essential book is not more widely publicized. It's a lifesaver for anyone who is caring for elderly parents or relatives. Utilizing his own personal experience, the author adeptly addresses every and any issue caregivers are faced with.
I'm amazed at all the details covered in this helpful guide. Some examples of the important information addressed include sharing caregiving duties & defining roles; caregiving from away; all manner of emotional aspects; living arrangements & other responsibilities; paperwork; things to do together or when visiting; managing the medical aspects; keeping balance in your own life; and so much more. A quick flip through the Table of Contents demonstrates just how much help resides within this book. A review never quite touches all the multiple benefits that rest between the pages of such a helpful book.
— Diane M. Schuller