Caregivers Club Resources 2
Just for you…
Whether its books, podcasts, videos, or helpful websites, we’re sharing some of our favourite resources with you in the hope that learning from others will help you on your journey.
Listen up. Watch. Read on. And, share the one’s you find the most useful with friends and family.
Everything You Need to Know About Caregiving for Parkinson’s Disease
Caregiving for those who suffer from Parkinson?s disease comes with many challenges, from how to deal with guilt and loneliness to avoiding burnout and figuring out what to expect from an unpredictable disease. When giving care, too often caregivers neglect their own well-being. This book is not just about caring for your loved one, but also about taking care of yourself. Lianna Marie served as her mother’s caregiver for more than twenty years after she was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Drawing on firsthand experience, her training as a nurse, and the many stories of others she has helped and counseled over the years, Marie shares her wisdom and advice.
Driving Test Practice
According to CAA, most provinces require drivers to take vision and written driving tests every two years after the age of 80, to ensure
they can continue to drive safely. Practice tests can increase your chances of passing the knowledge portion of the driving test.
Take these free ones to prep. – tests.ca
Self-Care for Caregivers
It’s been said that there are only four kinds of people in the world: those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will become caregivers, and those who will need caregivers. Chances are you or someone you know is taking care of a loved one at home. If you do, you also know that caregiving—however fulfilling—is also hard on the caregiver’s mental and physical health. Self-care is vital to caregivers maintaining stamina and a positive outlook for both themselves and the people they care for. But being so busy caring for others can make it hard to find time for yourself. You’ll find short, easy-to-read—and often easy-to-do—ways to replenish your mind, body, and spirit. Full of practical advice and reminders to have a quick snack, call a friend, create a sanctuary, write in a journal, and more ways to take care yourself—plus resources for caregiving—this book will go a long way towards making your caregiving experience a happier and more healthful one for you and the people you care for.
Reimaging your skills and experience
Here to remind us that age is just a number, Elaine Dembe is a chiropractor, wellness expert and life coach. Life doesn’t just stop with retirement and in this segment, Elaine shares her insight and advice on how to live meaningfully and take post-retirement life into your own hands.