According to Statistics Canada (2008) one-third of Canadians aged 45 and older provides some form of care to seniors living with long-term health problems, for example, Alzheimer's disease or other type of dementia. Because of the aging population, the number of people living with dementia is expected to double in the next 15 years, and as a result, the number of family caregivers is also likely to increase.
Starting in January 2017, MAREP will be offering a 3-part brown bag education series for employees of the University of Waterloo. Each session (once a month for three months) will be 90-minutes in length and will include a Q&A. All participants will be given a free set of three By Us For Us resource guides.
Part 2.0: Coping with Change on the Caregiver Journey - February 21st
- Identify personal signs of stress as a result of caregiving
- Identify personal coping strategies, both positive and negative, related to caring for a family member or friend with dementia
- Identify and develop goals around personal coping strategies best suited for their individual circumstances
- Learn how friends, co-workers, supervisors etc. can support someone who is a caregiver
Please register for this event.
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1