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Caregiving Stress

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 ...

5 Tips for Surviving Alzheimer's

Marie Marley | Posted 10.25.2014 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Late one evening I was deeply immersed in writing a short story when I was startled by the phone ringing. Must be Ed I thought. But it wasn't. It was ...

What Caregivers Can Do To Relax And De-Stress

HeartMath LLC | Posted 10.17.2013 | Healthy Living
HeartMath LLC

Caregiving is never an easy undertaking, but if you thoughtfully and heartfully manage the stress that can come with it -- or in making decisions around it -- you can actually enjoy the honor that it is to help that special someone who needs you now more than ever.

The Most Difficult Patient

Scott Finkelstein, M.D. | Posted 07.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Scott Finkelstein, M.D.

While many years of medical training made me an effective professional caregiver, I was completely unprepared to assume this role in my personal life. Despite my eight years of medical training, and three years of experience in private practice, I could not actively heal my wife.

Creating Company Culture That Cares About Caregivers

Sherri Snelling | Posted 06.08.2013 | Fifty
Sherri Snelling

As America tunes in for another season of TV's "Mad Men," I thought about the workplace changes being played out on the series. If Matt Weiner could flash forward to today's work environment, I hope he'd show the biggest issue facing America's workers today: caregiving.

The Weight of the 'Wait'

Victor Imbimbo | Posted 04.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Victor Imbimbo

As caregivers, there is nothing that we can do to influence the results. Yet waiting for the outcome can weigh so heavily on us. No doubt about it, the sheer weight of the situation equals stress, and potentially a lot of it.

Family Caregivers: Choose to Be Happy

Victor Imbimbo | Posted 11.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Victor Imbimbo

Working with family caregivers, I see a wide range of attitudes and emotions that exist within this large community of very special people. What I find especially interesting is that some family caregivers, faced with similar responsibilities, are happier and have a more positive attitude.