- Roger is so worn-out by caring for his wife who has dementia that hot dogs or canned soup are about all he can put on the table for dinner.
- Sandy stops by to make dinner for her disabled parents after work each night, but usually skips dinner when she gets home.
- Lois is so stressed by her husband’s stroke that her weight has shot up and she can’t seem to control her diabetes with diet like she used to do.
How about you? Are the chronic stresses of caregiving leading you to skip meals, eat more junk food, and lose or gain weight? When a caregiver focuses on a loved one’s needs, there seems to be less and less time for healthy self-care. Neglecting health-promoting behaviors is unhealthy, and can lead to physical and emotional problems. Fortunately,... Click to Read More