Caregivers: Because you need support, too! (SC14Ignite recap)

June 30, 2014

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For those of you who wanted a refresher on the Survivor Conference 2014 caregivers workshop, or for those of you who couldn’t be there, here are some notes to keep in your back pocket.


You are NOT alone:

 Source Statistics Canada- September 2013

Source Statistics Canada- Catalogue no. 89-652 – No. 001


Please note it is also observed that the more hours you care for someone who is sick, the more impact it can have on the emotional health.

Common symptoms we see in caregivers:

There’s Good Stuff Too!

Benefits of Caregiving

Sanjo, M., Morita, T., Miyashita, M., Shiozaki, M., Sato, K., Hirai, K., et al. (2009). Caregiving Consequences Inventory: a measure for evaluating caregiving consequences from the bereaved family member’s perspective. Psycho-Oncology, 18(6), 657-666.


How to find the balance?


Keep in mind:



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