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Self-Care Strategies for Family Caregivers in Vancouver, BC
Self-Care Strategies for Family Caregivers in Vancouver, BC
By Carolina Orosa, 9:00 am on March 21, 2019

For many family caregivers, devoting precious minutes to self-care can feel like a waste of time. Caregiving can increase the risk of depression and anxiety, making self-care a crucial component of any caregiver’s weekly routine. Here are six effective ways for family caregivers to practice self-care. 1. Assess Risk Factors…

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By Carolina Orosa, 5:01 am on February 19, 2019

Studies have proven that dancing is beneficial not only for our bodies but also for our minds and overall well being. These studies reveal that starting to dance at any age can significantly improve our quality of life and brain function over any other type of physical exercise. If dancing…

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By Carolina Orosa, 3:53 am on February 7, 2019

Caring for someone you love is a rewarding experience, but it can also be stressful. In addition to keeping up with multiple responsibilities throughout the day, you may also worry about the future or making a mistake. All of this stress could eventually add up to a major case of…

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By Carolina Orosa, 3:56 am on January 30, 2019

Technology is changing how we age and how we care… Only a few years ago, automated smart homes and artificial intelligence (AI) devices seemed more suited for the Jetsons than for the ordinary Canadian. Today, thanks to Google Home, Alexa, Apple Watches, and GPS tracking, smart devices are now a…

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By Carolina Orosa, 3:59 am on January 16, 2019

Should you worry that your elderly parents may be targeted by fraudsters and scammers? According to the Government of Canada official website, fraud is the number one crime against older Canadians.   The simple fact that seniors are home often and that they can be eager for social interaction makes…

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By Carolina Orosa, 4:04 am on December 30, 2018

“As long as I am breathing, in my eyes, I am just beginning.” 
 ― Criss Jami, Killosophy   A brand new year is just around the corner and for many of us, self improvement is on our mind. The New Year is a symbol of reset, time to make plans, time to…

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By Carolina Orosa, 4:06 am on December 6, 2018

It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving. -Mother Theresa Holidays are a special time to share and connect with the people we hold dearest. Family gatherings and celebrations are occasions to show our love, gratitude, and connectedness with our loved ones, from the…

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By Carolina Orosa, 4:08 am on November 29, 2018

Burdened, over-extended, tired, tense, on edge. This month, Home Care Assistance recognizes family caregivers to raise awareness and bring attention to their significance in Canada and worldwide. Sound familiar? If you are unexpectedly stepping into the role of family caregiver for a spouse or aging parent, while raising kids, you…

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By Carolina Orosa, 4:10 am on November 20, 2018

Dealing with aging parents and where to find help This month, Home Care Assistance recognizes family caregivers to raise awareness and bring attention to their significance in Canada and worldwide.   Are you volunteering as a caregiver to a loved one? Did you unexpectedly have to step into this role? How much help is needed? According to StatsCan’s most recent population projection, there are almost 6 million seniors (adults 65+) living in Canada with more older adults diagnosed with Dementia, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s than ever before. The care and responsibility to look after an aging parent or both, throws day-to-day lives unexpectedly off the rails. It is a child’s natural reaction to care for their aging parent, but the job…

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By Carolina Orosa, 4:12 am on October 10, 2018

It’s local, It’s federal, It’s around the world! Mental health is not defined as an exact medical issue or problem. There is no one size fits all solution. Mental health is a social issue. It is wrapped up in up family circumstance, income, education, employment, and housing. A positive state…

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