The Beat: Episode 3

The sacrifice and satisfaction of family caregiving


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To meet the needs of a loved one living with heart disease or stroke, it’s critical to take care of yourself too. Hear from caregivers and an expert on the realities and how to find balance.


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Meet our guests

Debbie Benczkowski

Debbie Benczkowski

Debbie spent several years caring for her parents after her mother had a severe stroke.

Doctor Jill Cameron

Dr. Jill Cameron

Dr. Cameron is a professor and vice chair research in the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at the University of Toronto. Her research focuses on caregiver needs and support.

Heather Lannon

Heather Lannon

Heather cared for her husband, Jamie, as he was living with heart failure and waiting for a heart transplant.