Compassion fatigue is a common experience developed by those in helping professions, in which an individual develops emotional strain based on consistently caring for others. It is often characterized by a decrease in compassion overtime.
Alzheimer’s Disease currently directly affects ~800,000 Canadians. This number is expected to more than double in the next 15 years. We are raising awareness for Alzheimer’s Awareness Month in this week's blog post because Alzheimer’s Disease does not only affect the individual who is diagnosed, but their family, friends and communities. Alzheimer’s affects the workplace as these people are our colleagues and friends. In this post we will highlight information on Alzheimer’s awareness to help improve the mental health of our community.