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October 19, 2020
Does your loved one with reduced autonomy wish to remain at home for as long as possible? Accepting to live with your loved one or moving closer to devote more time for them is not a decision to be taken lightly.
October 19, 2020
Is the health and well-being of your loved one making you think about housing options? L'APPUI recently met with Genevieve Gladu, Family Caregiver Counsellor at the Caregiver Support Service to explore the implications.
October 9, 2020
When a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, not only does it come as a shock to her, but also to her family and friends. Here are some resources to help support your loved one through this difficult time and to take care of your own well-being too.
October 2, 2020
Being a caregiver can be very demanding and require us to draw on our stores of energy, strength, patience and compassion on a daily basis. How can we prevent compassion fatigue, a risk that is ever more present in these challenging times?
September 25, 2020
Since it is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, we have gathered some resources to better prepare you for being a caregiver to a man with this form of cancer.
September 22, 2020
Have you ever heard of reminiscence therapy? L'Appui met with Dr Philippe Cappeliez, an Emeritus Professor of the University of Ottawa’s School of Psychology who developed an interest in the cognitive approach combined with autobiographical memories.
September 22, 2020
Sometimes a familiar song or smell is enough to soothe a loved one with neurocognitive disorder. Why and how to use it in everyday life? This is what reminiscence therapy explores.
September 10, 2020
As a caregiver, at some point you may be faced with the fact that the person to whom you are providing care is having suicidal thoughts. Where can you find support and how can you handle the situation?
Finances
August 26, 2020
Stress and uncertainty caused by the current crisis affect your mental, physical and financial health. How can you be prepared for any outcome? Plan and look ahead: this way, you can preserve your budget and your peace of mind.
Entourage
August 25, 2020
Balancing your caregiver role, your work and your family life is often a real challenge. It can be frustrating when you rarely receive help from your entourage. How can you raise their awareness and get them involved so that you can stay on of things