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Helping an aging parent will prompt a wide range of emotions . . . from negative . . . to positive.

How do you deal with these myriad of feelings as a parent ages?

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Risks to Caregivers of Aging Parents


Psychological distress among people providing care to a parent for at least 2hrs a week.


Distress among people providing care to a spouse for at least 2hrs a week.


Took the role because they believed they had no choice.


Feel like they are neglecting other family members, the rest of their duties, and themselves.

* Statistics Canada.

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Managing Caregiving Stress

First acknowledge that all emotions—both the easy and the difficult ones— are normal parts of the caregiving journey.

Dr. Amy D’Aprix, Aging expert & Gerontological Social Worker

Next, identify the tougher emotions and notice what seems to bring them on. Prevent those that can be prevented, and then seek support for the more difficult ones.

By taking this approach, you can experience compassion, love and joy while caregiving.

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What is Retirement Living?

Retirement Living?

Taking care of an aging parent can be both an emotionally and physically demanding task, especially when work, a personal life and your own health are added to the mix.

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Inevitably, there may come a time when you have to decide what’s best for everyone involved. Sometimes, that can mean considering a support option like retirement living.

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