Family Caregivers Sharing the Burden


Scott and Julia Duncan founded the Fellowship, www.sharingtheburden.ca , which operates a 12-step program for all members of troubled families. They talk about their own lives as family caregivers for a family member troubled by addiction who died from accidental overdose of a powerful medication. They explain their work with their Fellowship. They discuss the type of people they work with and the health and family challenges these people face. They describe the ways their Fellowship helps individuals, families and family caregivers who are exhausted, physically, psychologically and spiritually. They explain the help they provide to individuals, families and family caregivers who have lost hope. They say what more they would like to do through their Fellowship to improve ways for overcoming the challenges, and what they would like to see done in society generally. They share their messages for individuals, families and family caregivers.