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Caring for a Loved One With Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is difficult for the person affected and the person caring for them.  As part of my work with Family Caregivers of BC, I write for Senior Living INSPIRED and recently had the experience to write on self-care for someone caring for a loved one with chronic pain. Chronic pain can be overwhelming. Chronic Read more…

Balancing Work and Caregiving

You have a looming deadline at work and your mother keeps calling because your father has fallen yet again. You are notified by your mother’s housing provider to find immediate overnight care due to your mother’s dementia and wandering at night time. You are for late for work due to taking your Dad to this Read more…

Speaking Up & Getting What You Need After Brain Injury

  Speaking Up & Getting What You Need After Brain Injury with Wendy Johnstone, MA (Gerontology) Wednesday, April 19, 2017 1:30 – 3:00 pm Nanaimo Harbourfront Library, 90 Commercial Street Suffering a brain injury or stroke is an overwhelming experience that takes from you a sense of control, over your physical and mental health, and Read more…

Reality is a……

Reality is a…. Hmmm…am I allowed to swear in an eldercare blog? I am back from 3 weeks of vacation. A true vacation. The first week back was bliss, riding the high. This week is a different story. Reality has set in and the mountain of work and to dos in my life and the Read more…

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– Mike G., Nanaimo, BC

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