May Is Caregivers Awareness Month!

May is Caregivers Awareness Month. Caregivers Alberta, Alberta's only organization dedicated to caregivers, is recognizing it with a province-wide, virtual conference, Caregivers TogetherMay 12 to 14, 2022. 

One in four Albertans are caregivers for a family member, friend or community member. An unpaid family caregiver can offer their loved-one a wide range of help from emotional support to attending medical appointments or assisting with everyday tasks. From complex needs to simple ones, Caregivers Alberta supports caregivers by providing them with one-on-one and peer support as well as resources to empower them.

Caregivers go largely unrecognized in our province, but they play a major role in the health-care system," says Executive Director, Sandy Sereda. "It's our job, at Caregivers Alberta, to support and empower unpaid family and friend caregivers so they can maintain their own mental and physical health while walking the caregiver journey.

The Caregivers Together 2022 conference aims to build awareness, community and knowledge to support Alberta's nearly one-million caregivers. The virtual conference offers workshop programming for both caregivers and health-care professionals on a range of topics including: The Juggling Act: Balancing Work and CaregivingLiving (Well) with Dementia: Adjusting to a New Reality; and Inside Information: Navigating AHS. 

Caregivers Alberta is pleased to welcome keynote speaker André Picard. Picard is a health reporter and columnist for The Globe and Mail, and the author of five bestselling books, including “Neglected no More: The Urgent Need to Improve the Lives of Canada’s Elders in the Wake of a Pandemic.” He was named Canada’s first “Public Health Hero” by the Canadian Public Health Association, a “Champion of Mental Health” by the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health, and received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his dedication to improving healthcare.

Registration for the Caregivers Together 2022 conference is $25.00 for caregivers, with an option to complete a “COMPASS for the Caregiver” certificate ($75.00) and $49.50 for health-care professionals. Register at


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