Tag: family caregivers

Recognizing National Caregivers Day

April 4th, 2023 is National Caregivers Day, a day which formally recognizes caregivers across Canada. BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA) and EngAge BC acknowledges and celebrates the central role unpaid family caregivers play across the province. “I speak from experience when I say caregiving for a family member can be rewarding but also challenging,” says […]

CIHI report says seniors with dementia increased 83 per cent between 2002 and 2013

On June 26, Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) released a new report intended to paint a picture of the effects of dementia on Canadians. CIHI’s news release highlights that almost half of unpaid caregivers of seniors living with dementia experience distress. “Dementia is a challenging disease which many families struggle to manage at home. […]