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May 27th 2014:Comparing British and Canadian Supports for Family Caregiving

Donna Thompson began as actor, director and teacher. She became disability activist, author, consultant and writer in 1988, when her son Nicholas was born with severe disabilities. She blogs on "The Caregivers' Living Room", www.donnathomson.com. She discusses her own experience of family caregiving, and her book, ‘The Four Walls of My Freedom: Lessons I've Learned From a Life of Caregiving’, and why she wrote it. She compares Britain and Canada for the names given to family caregivers, the roles in which they are recognized, and the support they receive. She compares the two countries for the

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Donna Thompson

Donna Thompson began her career as an actor, director and teacher. She started her second career as a disability activist, author, consultant and writer in 1988, when her son Nicholas was born with severe disabilities. She authored "The Four Walls of My Freedom: Lessons I've Learned From a Life of Caregiving" (House of Anansi Press, 2014). A frequent keynote speaker at disability and caregiving conferences, she blogs regularly on her website, "The Caregivers' Living Room", www.donnathomson.com. She teaches family caregivers best practice advocacy skills in her workshop "How to Know What You Want and Get What You Need". She is a co-founder of Lifetime Networks Ottawa, an affiliate of Planned
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