Caregivers: Practicing Acceptance

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In this helpguide.org article, Caregiver Stress and Burnout, Tips for Recharging and Finding Balance  caregivers are encouraged to focus on looking for the silver-lining in the sometimes unbearable task of caregiving, instead of asking Why?! Dealing with caregiver stress & burnout tip 3: Practice acceptance When faced with the unfairness of a loved one’s illness or the burden of caregiving, [...]

June 10, 2015

Engaging family members in respite care

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In the helpguide.org article, Respite Care: Finding and Choosing Respite Services, it is discussed how important it is to involve family members as supporters of the main caregiver of dementia patients: Engaging family members in respite care Family members and friends may be able to help out while you run an errand, take a break, or even go [...]

June 10, 2015

Humor as therapy for Caregivers

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In the agingcare.com post  Humor Shared Among Caregivers is Therapeutic, humor is introduced as a form of therapy for caregivers under stress: “We laugh so we won’t cry We caregivers must cope with difficult decisions. We’re continually coping with the knowledge that our loved one has a devastating, and in the case of dementia, irreversible disease. [...]

June 9, 2015

Once you burn out, caregiving is no longer a healthy option!

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On the topic of caregiver burnout, In the post  Support for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregivers: How to Get the Caregiving Help You Need, caregivers are warned that: Once you burn out, caregiving is no longer a healthy option for either you or the person you’re caring for. So it’s important to watch for the warning signs of [...]

June 9, 2015

Ten Signs of Stress in Dementia Caregivers

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In this helpguide.org article Support for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregivers, we found a very well described signs of stress in caregivers of dementia patients: 10 Signs of Caregiver Stress If you experience any of these signs of stress on a regular basis, make time to talk to your doctor. Denial about the disease and its effect on the [...]

June 4, 2015
 
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