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The Caregiver's Club

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I spent eight months researching The Caregivers’ Club, a feature documentary about family dementia caregiving.  During that time, I met, visited and interviewed many at-home dementia caregivers who were in the state of crisis.  They were exhausted and overwhelmed with the number of responsibilities and the inability to have any time for their own care.  In one house, a male spouse even asked ‘could you just take my wife to the bathroom for me this time.’  Dementia caregiving burns out family members.  There’s just no way around it right now.  Extra, private care is too expensive for most people so they hang on until they can’t hang on anymore.  There is an incredible need to provide extra help in homes.  The system does provide some assistance but it is randomly scheduled and of course, there is not enough to go around.   This fundraising effort will provide the caregivers with a reprieve.  It will be a grant that is offered to the most physically and financially needy so they may hire private help for 6-8 hours a week at their convenience.  This will allow them to do something for themselves – whether it’s catch up on sleep, go to the gym, take a walk or sing in the church choir.   These hours of respite can make or break a caregivers’ journey.  My mission is in Keeping Our Families Together.





You can learn more about my story at, 

http://www.cbc.ca/cbcdocspov/blog/my-mom-spent-a-long-thankless-decade-as-my-dads-caregiver 

http://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/2017/12/30/local-caregiver-shares-her-story-in-cbc-doc

https://www.durhamregion.com/whatson-story/7991816-ajax-resident-s-documentary-changed-course/
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Dear Supporters,
I'm extremely grateful for the support you've given to the fund over the last 24 hours. Yesterday, I had my first conversation with Jackie Garrow, a Canadian Social Impact Producer. She's extremely experienced and just as passionate about this project as we are!! Jackie will begin a strategy and implementation plan to bring partners on board to facilitate the charity, host community screenings of The Caregivers' Club, engage in discussions across Canada, prepare educational kits, a website and strategize on ways to advocate to the government for changes to home care. It's a privelege to have Jackie on board and your donations are paramount to making this happen. We can't do it alone. It takes a village and we thank you! Cynthia
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The Caregivers' Club, the documentary, is airing this Sunday night at 9:00 p.m. Please help me turn this into a fundraiser to provide small grants for our most physically and financially needy Canadian dementia caregivers to hire some extra help. We have a caregiving crisis in this country and until the government directs money to at-home caregivers to assist them, we need to step in!
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