1. The Caregivers Club

Relatives of dementia victims call themselves members of ‘the club no one wants to join’. The Caregivers’ Club follows three families — their heartbreak, humour and frustration. It’s a devastating but ultimately inspiring journey thousands of families will be forced to take as Canada ages.

2. How to Relieve the Stress of Caring for an Aging Parent:  Amy O’Rourke at TEDxOrlando

In a world where growing older can mean entering into a complex and confusing maze of difficult choices, Amy O’Rourke stands out as a passionate advocate for the elderly and their families. As founder of Cameron Group Care Management Services, she prioritizes quality of life and helps families and elders navigate the challenges of aging while supporting vital lifestyle preferences.

3. Family Caregiver: Stress Relief

Family members share their stories about how they became caregivers for their loved ones, and the stresses it can put on their lives, families, emotions, and physical well-being. The challenges faced by these family caregivers can bring a sense of loss and depression, but they are able take comfort in the sense of support and contentment that Home Instead CAREgivers bring to their lives.

4. Caring for the Caregivers: Frances Lewis TEDxSnolsleLibraires.

This talk was given at a local TEDxSnoIsleLibraries event and produced independently of the TED Conferences. Frances Lewis, university professor and researcher shares tips on caring for those who routinely give care at home or professionally.

5. Family Caregiving: The Challenges: Canadian Virtual Hospice

Kelli Stajduhar, BSN, MSN, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Nursing and Centre of Aging at the University of Victoria is one of Canada’s foremost experts on palliative care and caregiving.

6. You are Not Alone (1 of 8): Inroduation to the World of Family Caregiving: Emblemhealth

The family caregiver, also known as the “silent patient,” holds an important role in the world of caregiving. “You Are Not Alone” is a video series from Care for the Family Caregiver. This video series contains eight 10-minute conversations with EmblemHealth’s Director and Creator of the “Care for the Family Caregiver” initiative, Greg Johnson.

7. Advance Care Planning (ACP)

Dr. Trevor Janz is an emergency department Doctor in Nelson BC. He cares for the most frail and weak towards the end of their life in a variety of medical situations. Dr. Janz speaks to planning final days of a person’s life through the perspective of medical intervention, and quality of life. He brings up tough questions with real life experience in how best to plan for illness through disease or injuries.