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By: Leslie Young Chatelaine Magazine, Chatelaine.com October 2006 Millions of Canadian daughters should be prepared to return to the nest to look after an aging parent. In fact, in addition to handling a full-time job and raising children, women in a caregiver role can count on spending twice as many hours a month(29)looking after a […]

By: Paul Irish Toronto Star, thestar.com January 18, 2007 Officially, they’re called baby boomers – that huge bubble of kids born on the heels of World War II. But now, with the majority of them firmly entrenched in middle age, they’re being redubbed the “sandwich generation.” As the name suggests, they’re stuck between caring for […]

By: Linda Stuart Women’s Health Matters August 2007 You’re not alone, there are resources to help — and it’s vital to take care of yourself, too. These were some of the words of wisdom offered to caregivers looking after older family members, during a session on eldercare at the 2007 Women’s Health Matters Forum & Expo […]

By: Audrey Miller MSW, RSW, CCRC, CCLCP The HR Professional December 2008 While much of the HR world has been fixated on baby boomer retirement plans, there’s another issue facing this generation of workers that employers should be considering: elder care. Many baby boomers now face the prospect of caring for both children and aging […]

By: André Picard, Public Health Reporter The Globe and Mail January 3, 2010 The annual cost of dementia is projected to soar tenfold in the next generation, a stark illustration of the impact an aging Canadian population will have on the health-care system. By 2038, dementia will cost a staggering $153-billion a year, up from […]

By: Audrey Miller MSW, RSW, CCRC, CCLCP December 2009 The holidays can be a wonderful time to spend together with loved ones, remembering the meaning of the season and celebrating together. When visiting with and sharing time with a family member who has dementia, the challenge is with the expectation. The Alzheimer’s Society notes that […]

Word from the Managing Director November is National Family Caregiver Month. Caregivers come in all shapes and sizes and include spouses, children, parents, friends, paid companions and volunteers. We are about to meet the non human caregiver as well. This November edition focuses on virtual and electronic caregiver supports and how different technological advances are […]

The Investors Group, October 19, 2009 A recent survey shows that Canada’s baby boomers are devoting their time, their money and racking up their mileage to help their aging parents. Call it being a caregiver, parenting your parents, or just being ‘on call’. A new Investors Group poll reveals that Canada’s baby boomers are devoting […]

By: Lesley Alderman New York Times September 25, 2009 CARING for an elderly parent is emotionally and mentally draining. There are diagnoses to decipher, housing issues to consider, health aides to vet and a raft of legal documents to complete. It can seem overwhelming, even when families are in complete agreement on how to care […]

By: Audrey Miller MSW, RSW, CCRC, CCLCP Solutions Magazine Summer 2009 Summer is here which usually means extreme heat and smog alerts which is a concern to many of us in cities across Canada and the States.   Learn why summer can be dangerous to an older person’s health.  This article also discusses travelling with an […]