Event Date: Dec 10, 2015

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6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EST

Caregivers play a major role taking care of family members with neurological health conditions like Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s and Multiple Sclerosis. Many caregivers would not have it any other way. Yet, caregivers need help to see to their own needs. We know that stress can be a serious issue and can lead to poorer health for caregivers.

During this talk, we will explore: 
  • physical and emotional changes that can come with each stage of caregiving
  • typical range of feelings (the ups and the downs) as a natural part of caregiving
  • ways to spot stress and other mental health concerns
  • tips to staying healthy and well
This integrated webinar event is brought to you by the brainXchange in partnership with the Parkinson Society Canada, Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada and Alzheimer Society, who gratefully acknowledge the support of Biogen who provided an education grant for this webinar.


Related Documents:

Taking Care of Yourself through the Ups and Downs of Caregiving 2015, Bonnie Schroeder, Parkinson Society Canada, Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada and Alzheimer Society


Bonnie Schroeder, MSW, RSW:

Bonnie is a registered social worker and an independent consultant who works with health and social service agencies who support seniors and their caregivers. As a consultant, she is the Executive Director of the CCSMH and a Part-time Professor at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Social Sciences (Gerontology Minor). Prior to consulting, Bonnie was the National Director of Caregiving at VON Canada where she supported the caregiving program, research and policy agenda. She also has personal experience as a young caregiver. She supported her mother who was the caregiver to her aging and ailing parents and a foster son with disabilities.

John Parkhurst: 

John Parkhurst lives in the Midland, Ontario area with his wife, Margot, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s over 25 years ago.  John is the main caregiver for Margot.