Friday, July 25, 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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Carol Bradley Bursack, Health Guide, commented on Caregiving for Beginners New caregivers have so much to learn at a very emotional time. One rule of thumb I've always…

07/23/14

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Carol Bradley Bursack, Health Guide, commented on Cataract Surgery Might Improve Quality… Thanks for the update on this topic, Dorian. I've regretted not having my…

07/15/14

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Carol Bradley Bursack, Health Guide, commented on NPR Poll Underscores Prevalence of… Thanks for the post, Dorian. Stress is a way of life for most of us. Sadly,…

07/09/14

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Carol Bradley Bursack, Health Guide, commented on Caregivers at Risk of Developing… Thanks for bringing up compassion fatigue, Dorian. I've been close to that a…

06/30/14

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