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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 makes…

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Carol Bradley Bursack, Minding Our Elders, Health Guide, commented on Here we go again.... Hi Marie, Your mental health right now sounds very solid - solid enough to question whether or not…

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Carol Bradley Bursack, Minding Our Elders, Health Guide, commented on When Does Caregiver Stress Begin: and… Some studies the past have shown that 30 percent of caregivers die before…

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Carol Bradley Bursack, Minding Our Elders, Health Guide, commented on Caregivers May Benefit More from an… I'm with you on health. It may sound trite but once we have health issues…

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Carol Bradley Bursack, Minding Our Elders, Health Guide, posted Christmas Is Here: Our Best Is Good… The decisions caregivers of elderly loved ones must make during the…

12/23/14

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