The demands of being a caregiver can be exhausting and overwhelming, with little respite to see to other concerns or to make time for self-care. Experiencing both physical and emotional burnout is extremely common while performing caregiving duties day in and day out, and finding ways to manage the high levels of stress is crucial to the health and well-being of any person in such a position. We’ve started gathering valuable information on this topic, but haven’t yet curated the findings.
Whether you care for a young child, an aging parent, a difficult-to-understand teenager, a client at work with no clear resolution to their problems in sight, any skillful relationship of caregiving relies on balance—the balance between opening one's heart endlessly and accepting the limits of wha...
Caring for a loved one with dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease, can be a difficult task. Often this task falls to a family member, and as the disease progresses, the care needs become greater, requiring more hours of the caregiver’s time.
Anger, confusion, and sadness are a few symptoms a person with dementia may experience regularly. Even though you know your loved one’s dementia behaviors are symptoms of a disease and not intentional, dealing with them is often emotionally and physically challenging.
Taking care of a chronically ill child is one of the most draining and difficult tasks a parent can face. Beyond handling physical challenges and medical needs, you'll have to deal with your child's emotional needs and the impact that a prolonged illness can have on the entire family.