There are some good reasons for choosing to work from home.
No more commuting in traffic, greater productivity, flexible time management to fulfil work and family responsibilities, particularly for caregivers of aging parents.
More than half a million people live with dementia in Canada, and it is predicted that this number will rise to nearly 1 million by 2033.
Caregivers of persons with dementia face higher levels of distress than those caring for other seniors.
Caregivers of persons with dementia are more likely to be frequently absent from work. As the burden of care increases with the progression of the disease, caregivers may be forced to take disability leave, require medical care, and endure further financial hardship.
The adverse effects of dementia impact caregivers, the health care system, the economy, and workplaces.
We must act now to implement dementia prevention strategies.
I’m looking forward to discussing dementia prevention and advice to caregivers with Matt Del Vecchio and Corrie Sirota on ‘Life Unrehearsed’ CJAD 800 Montreal on Saturday 11 September @ 3:00 p.m.
See the BIG picture. Focus on what’s important
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If you are resident in Canada, please sign the petition to the federal government of Canada to take preventive action now to reverse the staggering growth trends in diagnoses and costs to caregivers.
The petition recommends:
Reduction of preventable diagnoses through #health promotion and disease prevention services
Deceleration of risks and symptoms through a standardized national cognitive assessment test
Reversal of symptoms in persons with mild cognitive impairment through access to #clinicaltrials financed through public/private sector funding
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