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Williman, A. (2019, June 12). 4 Tips for Preventing Social Isolation. Retrieved from https://www.guideposts.org/caregiving/family-caregiving/advice-for-caregivers/4-tips-for-preventing-social-isolation.

Ciancibello, A. (2019, June 12). Resources for Finding Home Care for a Loved One. Retrieved from https://www.guideposts.org/caregiving/resource-center/resources-for-finding-home-care-for-a-loved-one.

Bibbo, J. (2019, June 12). Taking Care of a Pet for a Loved One Has Hidden Benefits. Retrieved from https://www.guideposts.org/caregiving/family-caregiving/caregiver-stress/taking-care-of-a-pet-for-a-loved-one-has-hidden-benefits.

Miller, L., Kaye, J., Lyons, K., Lee, C., Whitlatch, C., & Caserta, M. (n.d.). Well-being in dementia: A cross-sectional dyadic study of the impact of multiple dimensions of strain on persons living with dementia and their family care partners. International Psychogeriatrics, 1-10. doi:10.1017/S104161021800203X

Managing Caregiver Stress

Though caregiving may bring us many positive opportunities to spend time with and provide support for a loved one, we may also regularly encounter stressful situations and struggle to find that elusive work-life balance. In fact, research shows that being a caregiver is “among the most stressful, emotionally burdensome and physically demanding roles a person can take on.” At times, the uplifting feelings of helping someone may ease the energy-draining emotions of caregiving. But caring for someone with a chronic illness can impact all aspects of life, from medical and physical health to financial and relational well-being.

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By Lisa Weitzman | 06/12/2019