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Am I a Light, Middle or Heavy Weight Caregiver?

There are many levels of providing care from paying bills for a family member to assisting with all the activities of daily living including dressing and bathing. This questionnaire raises awareness of the varying levels and the weight you are carrying.


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Introducing the 3-A Grief Intervention Approach

Published in the Omega Journal of Death and Dying, Vol. 54

This 2007 article is work in the development of the 3-A Coping Framework originally devised to assist dementia family caregivers.  The objective also was to raise situational loss and grief awareness and to fill a gap in clinical practice.


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Chapter: When End of Life Care is Ongoing ...
Assisting Families to Transform from the Embedded Grief
This chapter is a contribution to the book Journey's End: Death, Dying and the End of Life. It redefines end of life that involves an ongoing grieving process and explores how the losses and grief experienced impact those caring for a family member with a progressive, chronic condition such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, MS, etc. As time goes on usually years, the demands of care increase. Relief, truth, peace, resolution can be attained by bringing to light the pivotal role that the losses and grief play in caregiver well-being. The innovative 3-A Approach: Acknowledge, Assess, Assist is offered as a coping and self-monitoring tool to help you move beyond the grief.


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Caregiving with Strength     Click here   
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Keeping It Together
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Mindfulness Exercises for Dementia  Click here
Chapter Excerpt from the Book Caregiving with Strength:
About Caregivers

This chapter from the beginning of the book is where the term "caregiver" is argued to be jargon that is perceived differently depending on who you are talking to. Also bringing to light that many who are defined as such, do not identify themselves as a caregiver. Caregiving is defined for clarity to pave the way into remainder of the book.


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Media/Podcast:  Buried Losses Revealed

Listen in as Eleanor Silverberg, grief specialist and personal development coach reveals the different kinds of losses faced by family caregivers of adults with chronic mental illness and progressive neurological conditions.  The conditions may include Alzheimer's, Stroke, Acquired Brain Injury, Parkinson`s, Schizophrenia, Huntington`s, Lewy Body Disease, etc. 

Listeners may include family caregivers nurses, doctors, social workers, counsellors, personal support workers occupational therapists, family caregivers, students, etc. 

Acknowledging the losses serves in providing a context in working towards strengthened resiliency and well being. (15 minutes)


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Self Care is a Choice: SEEE for Yourself

When life unfolds out of your control, the ability to cope is key....

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