Category: Caregivers

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How To Motivate Seniors to Participate in Activities

Studies show that lifestyle factors significantly contribute to overall wellbeing as we get older. Staying active can help people stay healthy as they age. Day to day habits such as regular physical activity, cognitive training, and social engagement is believed…
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How Can a Caregiver Manage Stress?

A caregiver is anyone who provides assistance to another person in need, whether it is a family member or a stranger. No matter how resilient or sturdy you are, caring for a loved one or another adult can be physically…
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How Do You Deal with a Caregiver Fatigue?

Being a caregiver to someone you love can be rewarding, but also emotionally, mentally, and physically exhausting. Caregiver fatigue, also known as caregiver burnout occurs when stress from everyday caregiving duties becomes overwhelming, causing a state of emotional, mental, and…
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What are the Qualities of a Caregiver?

While aging in itself is not a reason to seek caregiver support, many elderly people are affected by different physical or mental conditions and diseases that require some form of assistance. Also, people with dementia or other chronic or incapacitating…
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What are the Responsibilities of a Caregiver?

Responsibilities of a caregiver can vary depending on the needs of the person you are providing the care for and your relationship with that person. No matter how strong your connection with the person you care for is, caregiving duties…
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What Are Some Ways to Relieve Caregiver Burden?

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Caring for someone with a disability, illness, or injury can be a rewarding experience, especially if the person you care for is someone you love. However, caregiving can be tremendously challenging too. Caregiving stress is something that every caregiver experiences…
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Can a Spouse Be Paid as a Caregiver?

According to a study by the Family Caregiver Alliance, about 43 million Americans provide care without pay to aging, ill, or injured family member. For many families, unpaid care leads to a severe financial burden and ongoing stress. There are…
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Compassion Fatigue
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What Is Compassion Fatigue?

When caregivers focus on others without practicing self-care they can experience compassion fatigue. According to the American Institute of Stress, compassion fatigue is: Also called “vicarious traumatization” or secondary traumatization (Figley, 1995). The emotional residue or strain of exposure to…
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Suffering from Compassion Fatigue
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What Helps Compassion Fatigue?

Compassion fatigue is characterized by physical and emotional exhaustion and a profound decrease in the ability to empathize. It is common among health workers and caregivers. Not only do jobs in those fields demand a lot, but the type of…
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Caregiver Stress Syndrome
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What Is Caregiver Stress?

Are you a caregiver? If so, there's a good chance that you've suffered from caregiver stress syndrome, whether you've realized it or not. As a caregiver, you take care of those who can't take care of themselves. This often requires…
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