Care for the Caregiver – A Workshop Manual.
The purpose of this manual, prepared for Veterans Affairs Canada, is to provide a complete guide for implementing workshops offering education and support to family/friend caregivers. This manual was originally prepared (1993) for Veterans Affairs Canada to enable its field staff to provide education and support workshops primarily to those providing informal care to veterans or for veterans providing care for other family members. Modules include information on: 1) reflections on aging and caregiving, 2) understanding normal aging, 3) communication skills for caregivers, 4) losses as we age, 5) caring for someone with dementia, and 6) stress management. Community Health Boards, District Health Authorities, provincial home care programs, home support agencies, seniors organizations, church groups, and others with an interest in the well-being of older adults and their families may wish to consider offering this workshop series to family caregivers in their communities.