Caregiver Stress

The body's physical and emotional response to pressure or threat.

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  • When an aging loved one's health begins to fail, families are confronted by a variety of challenging decisions. Making care decisions for aging parents has been identified as a significant life stressor.

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  • Caregiving is a stressful job even during the best of times. Don't be too hard on yourself if you blow up from time to time but do look for reasons why you are feeling angry or frustrated and learn how to offer a sincere apology.

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  • Stress is normal for caregivers. But constant worrying, unrelenting doubts and pre-occupation with worst-case scenarios can be unproductive and even paralyzing. Recognize the triggers of anxiety, stop worrying and reduce stress in daily life.

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  • The demands on a person caring for elderly parents or an aging spouse can result in a great deal of stress. Learn to recognize the signs of caregiver stress and discover coping strategies for controlling stress while caring for a loved one.

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