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Family Caregivers Unite!

Family Caregivers Unite!

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June 28th 2011:The unpaid, unrecognized family caregiver

Carol Stanley is family caregiver for her 92-year-old father. Based on her own experience, she talks about the challenges for family caregivers in Canada. She discusses the help that she finds helpful. She identifies the help that she needs most but doesn’t receive enough of or even any at all. She analyzes the problems that family caregivers experience in getting help they really need. She explains the challenges for family caregivers generally who are expected by the healthcare system to bear more and more of the burden of aging of the population. She explores the reasons for the challenges,

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Carol Stanley

Carol Stanley was born in England on July 7, 1944. At the age of 16 she took up work in shorthand and typing at the Bank of America, in London, England. At 18 she left home and travelled on a student work visa to Germany where she spent the next year in work that included housekeeper in a small village. During this time she learned German. Then she immigrated to Canada. She travelled steerage on the Empress of Canada where she met her future husband. They married in Cleveland, Ohio. She holds dual Canadian/American citizenship. Both their children are American citizens. In 1991 she was diagnosed with breast cancer and had surgery and radiation therapy. Then she sent herself to college, whe
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