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I am a caregiver consultant, author and coach and speaker. I create and advise on content for health research and caregiver support.
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Self-Care Sometimes Requires Advocacy with Yourself

We all have one, a cop in the head. A voice that says, "You haven't done enough" or "Mom needs me more than I need my workout right now." The fact is that sometimes we need to advocate WITH OURSELVES for the permission to practice self-care. And I ...

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Self-Care Is Not An Indulgence. It's A Discipline.

Self-care is not an indulgence. It's the ongoing practice of keeping ourselves physically and emotionally healthy.

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What are you advocating for these days? More care? Help from family members?

Advocacy can mean many things - what are you advocating for today? Can we help?

September 21st
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Some Personal Reflections
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I Thought I Would Be OK, But I'm Not

My Mom passed away on August 16th at the age of 96. Ninety-six is a big number and a lot of years to live. When Mom reminisced about skiing ...

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September 19th in Practical
What's your backup plan as a caregiver?

This was a conversation that was started on Twitter. If you are the primary caregiver, what's your backup plan if you get sick or incapacitated? Who will know where to find the information needed to keep things running smoothly?

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It's also worth having a look at two more great options, CareRelay and Trioova. Both Canadian and have different features depending on care needs.

September 19th
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Food for Thought!
September 16th
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Check Out This New Approach to Supporting Dementia Caregivers
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To Manage Dementia Well, Start With The Caregivers

A new approach to helping Alzheimer's and dementia patients starts with training caregivers, teaching them to respond to their loved ones' needs with insight and creativity.

September 16th
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A Terrific New Approach to Supporting Caregivers
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To Manage Dementia Well, Start With The Caregivers

A new approach to helping Alzheimer's and dementia patients starts with training caregivers, teaching them to respond to their loved ones' needs with insight and creativity.

September 16th
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September 14th in Practical
Are the senior's in your life prepared for an emergency?

Given the storm that is lashing the Carolinas in the states, the issue of preparedness for natural disasters is on many people's minds. The Government of Ontario has published a guide for Seniors on How to be Prepared for an emergency.

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Funny you should mention that! I wrote this after we flooding and my Mom was evacuated from her residence. troymedia.com/2…aregiver-motto

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"Be prepared" is the natural caregiver’s motto | Troy Media

When natural disaster strikes, caregivers need to know the risks, have a plan, a network of support in place, and an emergency kit at hand

September 14th
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Being a Caregiver in a Hospital - Can you add anything?
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Being a Caregiver in a Hospital - National Institute on Ageing - Ryerson University

September 13th
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September 13th
Caregiving 101: On Being a Caregiver is a class that everyone should register for and complete!

This class is nothing like those you may remember from your own school days; however, it may be even more informative and rewarding. Please read more from The Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA): caregiver.org/c…eing-caregiver

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Wow, this is excellent. What a fantastic resource! I agree with EVERY element of caring that they've identified. Thanks, Rick!

September 13th
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