Sometimes Family Caregivers find themselves in a “rush,rush,rush” environment.  Here’s 5 simple tips that can help you slow things down.

Take ten deep breaths before you eat a meal. Go for a slow walk. Literally stop to smell the roses or any flower you may run into. Take a minute to have a conversation with [...]

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It’s Good To Laugh!

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If you are a caregiver, take the time to laugh!  If you know a caregiver, share the opportunity to laugh together.  Go see a funny movie, read a humorous book or article, go online to find something funny (e.g. on YouTube), share a joke.

Laughter is not only fun and contagious, [...]

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Caregivers often experience burnout.

If you are a Caregiver (or you know of someone) who is experiencing burnout, we have resources that may help you.  Contact us at 780-453-5088 (toll-free 1-877-453-5088) or email us at office@albertacaregivers.org.

Some of the signs may include:

Life is dominated by their caregiving role. Lacks energy and is [...]

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Caregiver Navigator is a one-day workshop that trains health professionals, service providers and community agency staff to better support caregivers by showing them how to:

Identify caregivers early in their journey Support caregivers to adopt self-care practices Facilitate caregivers’ access to programs/resources and referrals.

Get more information about the program here.

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Caregivers sometimes feel guilty or are made to feel guilty by others. The ACGA “COMPASS” workshop includes a special session on “The Emotional Journey”. Explore your emotions and put that feeling of “guilt” about being mad or sad into perspective.

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The ACGA bids a fond farewell and expresses sincere appreciation to devoted employees Bonnie Hoffmann and Darla Fremmerlid.  Both Bonnie and Darla recently retired after commendably serving the membership and caregivers across Alberta.

Bonnie served 6.5 years as the Associate Director, while Darla focused on Communications for over 4  years.   When they started with the [...]

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