Being a caregiver for chronically ill patient can take its toll on Givers of Care. In fact, we often just avoid thinking about it because even that adds to the stress. Doing your homework on combating stress will benefit you and your loved one. If we don’t take care of ourselves, who will? And if we don’t take care of ourselves, then our loved ones suffer as well.
This article from the Mayo Clinic addresses this issue and provides some helpful tips for combating stress. In a very clear, organized fashion, the Mayo Clinic staff has gathered information on signs of stress, risk factors, and strategies for dealing with caregiver stress
In this article, Carol Bradley Bursack gets a licensed social worker’s take on how to halt and prevent family feuds that arise during the process of caring for a loved one.
While roughly 1 in every 4 adults in the U.S. is a caregiver, so many of us feel alone. In this article from Caregiver.org, learn about the causes and impacts of caregiver isolation, as well as strategies to combat it.
Author Paula Spencer Scott offers five simple solutions to combat stress and fatigue associated with caregiving, encouraging 10 minutes per day of time to yourself.
The person of care in your life isn’t the only one who needs you – your family and friends do, too. In this article, Carol Bradley Bursack dives into the difficulties we face in finding balance, and how to re-prioritize.