Tag Archives: caregiving

My latest article: A typology across dementia caregivers (Roland & Chappell, Ageing Soc 2014)

I recently published an article in the journal Ageing & Society addressing the different challenges faced by caregivers across different disease groups. We often send all caregivers who are caring for a loved one with dementia to the same resource (i.e. Alzheimer’s society), when in fact they may be facing very different challenges! After a thorough look at the scientific literature,… Read more »

Navigating Parkinson’s with this great book!

I was recently gifted a book from the Sechelt Parkinson’s group called “Navigating Life with Parkinson’s disease”. Not only does this book do a great job of breaking down the basics of Parkinson’s, including motor symptoms. dopamine, lewy bodies and non-motor symptoms like sleep, depression, bowel/bladder issues; BUT it also addresses how to life and manage in your day-to-day life…. Read more »

NEW research opportunity

Hi! Just wanted to point out that I have a new tab… RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES. – And, yes, that means I am off-and-running with my latest research study. SO, PLEASE check it out if you are interested in getting involved – Specifically, I’m looking for care partners of persons with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or Parkinson’s disease to fill out a questionnaire! *the… Read more »

Caregiver apps

kaitlynroland   November 26, 2013   No Comments on Caregiver apps

Compiled from Caregivers for Home (have you seen their site? some great info!)… listed below are some apps to help support you during day-to-day care: Caregiver’s Touch To keep all your info in one place. Log essential personal information, like insurance; set up a calendar for caregiving events; manage medications, create a contact list, and keep a medical history log…… Read more »

Gerontologists and family on the East Coast

It’s been a whirlwind few weeks… I was at the WPC2013 in Montreal, the first week of October, and recently have been on the east coast for a couple conferences. The Canadian association on gerontology held their annual conference in Halifax… which, is close to family for me! I presented some PDF research on categorizing dementia caregiver stressors across neurodegenerative… Read more »

my guest posts on contributors.healthline.com

hey … did you know healthline.com has a new site “Healthline Contributors“, showcasing persons with expertise and interest to share interesting stories or advice? I was asked to contribute a few pieces, and you can check out all my guest posts HERE … on topics such as; “incorporating yoga into Parkinson’s disease management“ my latest publication on “Parkinson’s and changes to… Read more »

cookbook care

after many recommendations and being on my “to read” list for a while, I finally sat down (well, on my busrides) and read A Bitter Pill: how the medical system is failing the elderly by Dr. John Sloan, a physician in Vancouver, BC, who now provides homecare healthcare to frail older adults. – – The book talks about how the… Read more »