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Caregiver Resilience

  • Caregiver Role Strain: What’s Your Risk? When you are responsible for the care of a senior loved one, the stresses and strains of everyday life are amplified. Juggling work and family with elder care increases the risk for caregiver role strain. This is especially true regardless of whether the family member you ... Continue Reading
  • Building Family Caregiver Resilience: Social Strategies for Family Caregivers As we enter the holiday season, we’re reminded of how family and friends brighten our lives. Their love and presence amplifies our joy during happy times. Their support eases our burden when life is difficult. When I think of support I think of my sister, Wendy. Neither of ... Continue Reading
  • Building Caregiver Resilience: Nutritional Strategies for Caregivers 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 ... Continue Reading
  • Caregiver Resilience: What It Is and Why It Matters for Family Caregivers A young couple’s baby has Tay–Sachs disease that has no treatment or cure, and a life-expectancy of four years. A veteran’s wife struggles to cope with her wounded warrior’s traumatic brain injury and PTSD. A middle-aged woman tries to balance the needs of her aging parents ... Continue Reading