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When Parkinson's disease bursts into a person's life, it causes major upheavals for him and his loved ones. Relatives are indeed confronted with the fears that the recently diagnosed person may experience. Everyone must adapt to a new situation full of unknowns and unforeseen events. It is a shared experience; we know that it is often the spouses who become caregivers. It is an ordeal that may at first seem insurmountable, but over time families tame the disease and better manage the repercussions. Caregivers must learn to reassess their life and find a balance.
Definition of a caregiver
In October 2020, the Act to Recognize and Support Caregivers went into effect. From this law comes the National policy for caregivers—recognizing and supporting with respect for their wishes and ability to commit. Page 25 includes a definition of a caregiver:
Any person who provides support to one or more members of his or her immediate circle who has or have a temporary or permanent physical, psychological, psychosocial or other incapacity, regardless of their age or living environment, and with whom the person shares an emotional bond as a family member or otherwise. The support is continuous or occasional, and short—or long-term, and is provided on a non-professional basis and in a free, enlightened and revocable manner in order, among other things, to promote the care receiver’s recovery and the preservation and improvement of his or her quality of life at home or in other living environments.
"Being a caregiver means showing a lot of resilience, adaptation, empathy towards others and oneself and, above all, love."
Caregiver of her now deceased grandmother
No one is really prepared
to become a caregiver.
Do not worry,
there is help for you too !
No one is really prepared to become a caregiver.
Do not worry, there is help for you too !
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Vous êtes proche aidant.e ou connaissez quelqu’un qui soutient présentement un être cher qui vit avec la maladie de Parkinson ? Assumer le rôle de proche aidant.e implique de faire face à de nombreux défis avec lesquels nos conseillères qualifiées peuvent vous aider. Les services sont gratuits et entièrement confidentiels. Communiquez avec nous pour toute question ou pour prendre rendez-vous :