News

May 23, 2019: Words Matter: The Language of Family Caregiving is an editorial published in the Journal of the American Geriatric Society. It was conceived and designed by Nathan M. Stall, MD and Angus Campbell. The article discusses why using appropriate language to describe family and friend caregivers is so important.

May 2019: The Spring/Summer edition of The Beacon Newsletter is here!

April 2019: What We Heard Report: Informing a dementia strategy for Canada - Following the enactment of the National Strategy for Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias Act, the Public Health Agency of Canada sought to further understand the impacts of dementia in Canada by engaging six stakeholder groups which included family/friend caregivers. Executive Director Angus Campbell was invited to attend the National Dementia Conference as part of this stakeholder engagement, and to represent caregivers in Nova Scotia and ensure their voices were heard.  This report summarizes the ideas and perspectives that were raised.

April 13, 2019: With a looming aging crisis, who is helping the caregivers? This Globe and Mail article looks at challenges, supports, and opportunities for caregivers and families across the country. Caregiving organizations and their programs are highlighted, including Caregivers Nova Scotia. Angus Campbell is interviewed.

December  2018: The Caregivers Nova Scotia Fall/Winter 2018 Newsletter is here!

November 16, 2018: Many doctors don't trust caregivers, but here's why they should: Dr. Brian Goldman

November 15, 2018: Caregivers vital to health-care system but often untrained and unsupported: report. Read The Change Foundation's Spotlight on Caregivers Report here.

November 6, 2018:  Largely unrecognized role of youth caregivers illuminated in new study. This article interviews a few of the researchers and describes the study in detail. There is a link to the study itself in the Journal of Adolescence at the end of the article.

July 2018: The medicalization of caregiving is Angus Campbell's latest article for The Chronicle Herald's Senior Living section.

June 2018: All these medications! is Angus Campbell's latest instalment for the Chronicle Herald's Senior Living section.

May 28, 2018: In this interview on CIOE 97.5 FM, Angus Campbell talks with Charlene Pickrem of Pick Empowerment about CNS's programs and services, and how we help family and friend caregivers to live well in their homes and communities. 

May 1, 2018: The Caregivers Nova Scotia Spring/Summer 2018 Newsletter is here!

May 2018: Caregivers Nova Scotia launches Transitions in Adult Care  is Angus Campbell's latest article for The Chronicle Herald's Senior Living section. You can visit our Transitions in Adult Care module here.

April 2018: National Advance Care Planning Day is Angus Campbell's latest instalment for The Chronicle Herald's Senior Living section.

March 2018 - Managing Caregiver Stress is Angus Campbell's latest article for The Chronicle Herald's Senior Living section.

January 2018Ms. Understood: The Heart & Stroke 2018 Heart Report focuses on why we still struggle to untangle and apply new knowledge about women and heart disease, and why some women — Indigenous women, ethnically diverse women, women living in poverty, and women in remote and rural locations — often face even greater inequities.

December 2017 - Practical Gifts for Caregivers is Angus Campbell's latest article for The Chronicle Herald's Senior Living Section.

August 30, 2017: Caregivers in Distress: A Growing Problem - This report, produced by the Office of the Seniors Advocate in British Columbia takes an in-depth look at caregivers and caregiver distress in BC. This follows their 2015 report Caregivers in Distress: More Respite Needed, and paints a similar picture.

April 27, 2017: Media Release. Caregivers Nova Scotia Association applauds new supports announced for family and friend caregivers in Ontario. To read the full announcement from the province of Ontario, click here.

April 2017: The Hidden Male Caregiver This article from the American Association of Retired Persons discusses the growing number of male caregivers and the different supports they need. 

April 10, 2017: More training for unpaid caregivers needed, says support [organization]. CNS Executive Director Angus Campbell, and caregiver Mary Frances Chisholm are interviewed.