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Caregiver Burnout

7 Tried-And-True Ways To Avoid Caregiver Burnout

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 11.03.2014 | Fifty

Is there anything more stressful than taking care of a sick or dying loved one? It's a burden, no matter how willingly borne, that often comes with a ...

Timeout or Burnout

Victor Imbimbo | Posted 08.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Victor Imbimbo

When I speak with family caregivers, especially in support groups, they often equate burnout with failure. Never mind the ramifications that burning out can have on a caregiver's health and well-being.

10 Ways To Say Goodbye To Caregiver Guilt

Alexis Abramson, Ph.D. | Posted 09.24.2013 | Fifty
Alexis Abramson, Ph.D.

Act from love, not from a sense of debt. If you think of caring for an aging loved one as repayment for all he or she's done for you, you'll always end up in the red. Instead, think of caregiving as one person helping another out of love.

How Caregivers Can Get The Sleep They Need

Sherri Snelling | Posted 05.13.2013 | Fifty
Sherri Snelling

In the classic children's story from the Brothers Grimm, a beautiful princess sleeps her way to an enchanting life with a handsome prince. If it were only that easy. For many of the nation's 65 million family caregivers, sleep is an elusive luxury and a true fairy tale.

Compassion Fatigue Is a Call to Action

Dike Drummond, M.D. | Posted 02.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Dike Drummond, M.D.

Remember the oxygen mask and get your needs taken care of first. Take exquisite care of yourself as the foundation for taking care of others. This is the only way you can be emotionally available for your patients and your family and avoid even deeper levels of burnout.

Why Caregivers Need Self-Compassion

Kristin Neff | Posted 07.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Kristin Neff

Although the term "compassion fatigue" is well-known, some psychologists are starting to argue that the term should be changed to "empathy fatigue."