made possible by: The Rexall Care Network Caregiver Program at the MS Society of Canada
When we hear the word ‘wellbeing’, we might think first about how it applies to others, not to the caregiver and other family members of someone who lives with multiple sclerosis (MS). In this webinar, Donna Thomson will explore a different concept of wellbeing and its application to families giving care to someone with a diagnosis of MS. Wellbeing is a word that we use to describe the state of being comfortable, healthy and happy at home, at work and in the community. Everyone in the family may strive to feel this way at least some of the time and in the context of disability, we need to reconfigure our attitudes about what constitutes ‘comfort’, ‘happiness’ and even ‘health’. In this webinar, a set of simple tools and resources to plan, implement and evaluate a personal wellbeing strategy will be presented.
Donna Thomson is a caregiver, author and course facilitator. Her caregiving experience was shaped by caring for her son who has severe disabilities and for her mother who lived with dementia. Donna is the co-author (with Dr. Zachary White) of The Unexpected Journey of Caring: The Transformation of Loved One to Caregiver and author of The Four Walls of My Freedom: Lessons I’ve Learned From a Life of Caregiving. She is a co-designer and co-instructor of The Family Engagement in Research Course and the facilitator of the Caregiving Essentials Course both at McMaster University.
Donna blogs regularly at:
Please note, this webinar will be conducted in English only.
MSSC Disclaimer: The MS Society does not approve, endorse, or recommend any specific product or therapy but provides information to assist individuals in making their own decisions.
If you have any questions please call Laurie Murphy at 306-994-6652 toll free: 1-800-268-7582, or email at: Laurie.Murphy@mssociety.ca
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