Caregiver Sacrifice Articles

  • How to Identify and Minimize Caregiver Burden

    As a caregiver, do you know how stressed out you truly are? Answer a few questions to determine your level of caregiver burnout and see what resources can help reduce the strain of caring for an aging loved one.

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  • How to Keep Your Career Skills Sharp While Caregiving

    Here are six strategies for how to keep you career skills sharp while caregiving, as told by a caregiver-turned-entrepreneur.

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  • 11 Ways to Stop Caregiver-Related Depression

    Caregivers' risk for experiencing depression is 30 times greater than that of non-caregivers. Use these tools to combat depression and find a treatment plan that is right for you.

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  • On Being a Burden: Relationships and Family Caregivers

    I frequently think about what the future holds for Marja and me. I am afraid of one day becoming a burden on my family, but I actively try to focus on the present instead of the unknown.

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  • Not Everyone Is Cut Out To Be a Caregiver

    Not everyone is cut out to be a caregiver for an elderly family member. Learn why it's okay to say 'no' to taking on the role of family caregiver.

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  • 5 Ways to Overcome Mid-Life Regret

    Caregivers can be hit especially hard by mid-life regret because of the life-altering decisions they have to make, both for themselves and their loved ones.

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  • What’s OK and What’s Not OK When You Are a Caregiver

    Managing stress while caregiving is a hard thing to do and most family caregivers are afraid to ask for help. Here's a caregiving expert's take on what new caregivers should know when you feel the stress of being a caregiver.

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  • Caregivers Giving More to Society but Getting Less

    Family members who are caring for elderly loved ones are contributing more unpaid labor to society than two years ago, and that's straining families to the breaking point, according to a new report from AARP.

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  • The Financial Costs of Caregiving

    Caregivers should think twice before quitting a job. When caregivers cut their hours or quit their jobs to take care of elderly parents, their own pension benefits, Social Security contributions and retirement savings are impacted.

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  • The Working Caregiver: Issues Faced With Caregiving While Employed

    Having a career and being a full-time caregiver creates many obstacles. When an aging parent needs help at home, talk to your employer about options available to you. Local resources may lessen the stress and complication for you as a working caregiver.

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