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April 2015
Apr 27, 2015 3:52 PM

On April 23 we hosted a workshop to explore the impact of illness on the individual, in relationships and in family life. We discussed the complex emotions involved in illness and caregiving, such as loss of identity and changes in family structure, as well as the many positive aspects of caregiving.

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February 2015

Feb 9, 2015 12:00 PM

On January 28th we hosted a seminar led by Sara Shearkhani and Carole Ann Alloway - two family caregivers who care deeply about supporting other caregivers - who shared their insight on the various stages one might experience when becoming a family caregiver. A few themes emerged:

- No one is born a family caregiver, you gradually become one
- The journey of becoming a family caregiver is non-linear, full of uncertainty and you're constantly learning
- If the patient's situation changes, you may experience the stages again
- When you're familiar with the stages ahead, you are better prepared

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October 2014

Oct 10, 2014 10:57 AM

Open Meeting: On October 7th we hosted a meeting to share our experiences as family caregivers. A few themes emerged:

1. Family caregivers are invaluable resources as they hold the key to a patient's medical history

2. When entering hospital, bring a loved one or family caregiver; their presence and insight can help you through your experience

3. As family caregivers become more involved in caring for their loved ones, they not only require more support from the healthcare system, they want to be respected as a part of the health team as well

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