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Emotions and Caregiving

Whether you’re caring for a family member, partner, friend, or neighbour—as a caregiver, you may feel isolated and lonely as you experience periods of uncertainty, fear, grief and loss. 

The following resources can help you understand some of the emotions you might experience on your caregiving journey and how you can manage them. 

S2 E5 | 34 min
Dealing with Dying, Death, and Grief as a Caregiver
What’s in this podcast:

Host Michelle Jobin is joined by Susan Kendal, founder of Evolve Beyond Grief, to talk about normalizing conversations around death and grief.

Creative Healing Through Transformation
What’s in this podcast:

In this episode, host Michelle Jobin is joined by Donna Fitzgerald to speak about her experience on becoming a full-time caregiver for her husband, and how that experience birthed her book: Creative Healing Through Transformation – Conversations with My Soul.

PTSD in Caregivers
What’s in this podcast:

Dr. Patrick McGrath, a Clinical Psychologist and an Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at Dalhousie University. In this episode, he talks about medical and psychological treatments for PTSD, and resources caregivers can access to help with this.

Caregiver Mental Health and Cultural Differences in Caregiving
What’s in this podcast:

Host Michelle Jobin is joined by Nicole Waldron, a mental fitness coach, advocate for caregivers within the BIPOC community, and caregiver for her son.

Keeping Your Relationships Strong
What’s in this podcast:

Host Michelle Jobin is joined by Dr. Natasha Sharma, an internationally recognized relationship expert for a discussion about her work and how it pertains to caregivers.

I’m a caregiver

Maria
Caring for: Mother

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Our Caregiving Journey: Compromise and Communication

Caregiver Maria talks about what her family has learned while caregiving for her elderly mother.

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