Monday, December 22, 2014

Health and Wellbeing of the Caregiver

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Caregiving is an exhausting job, and it's easier to neglect your own health and needs when you are caring for an elderly loved one. However, in order to be a good caregiver, you also need to take time for yourself, both physically and emotionally, in order to live a happy life and provide good care.

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May is Mental Health Month   Depression symptoms, among caregivers of people with dementia, are reported to range from 28-55% although some studies put it as high as 60%. Depressed caregivers are more likely to have coexisting anxiety disorders, substance abuse or dependence issues, and other forms of chronic disease.   Depression often…

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