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Category: Caregiver Burnout

August 16, 2017

What Alzheimer’s Caregivers Should Know About the Role of Traumatic Brain Injuries

The latest discovery in Alzheimer’s disease research is that middle-aged adults who suffer traumatic brain injury (TBI) may have a higher risk of developing dementia in later years. Researchers at the University of Helsinki in Finland have been investigating this connection and found that a majority of brain injury victims were also at greater risk for developing dementia later in life.

August 9, 2017

Five Causes of Caregiver Burnout

Caregiver burnout can be a very real and detrimental result of providing full-time care to a loved one. It can impact your ability to carry on normal everyday activities, hold down a job and care for your family.

August 4, 2017

How to Reduce Compassion Fatigue and Caregiver Burnout

Physical, emotional and mental exhaustion can signal dangerous levels of stress for caregivers

July 24, 2017

Fighting Caregiver Burnout With Food: Five Important Foods to Improve Emotional Health

Food is fuel. It is also nutrition, energy, and a mood stabilizer. If you are a caregiver, food can help prevent caregiver burnout by improving your health.

July 4, 2017

Why Companies Should Care About Caregiver Burnout

There are approximately 34 million American caregivers in the United States, and the majority of them are working adults. Not only must they juggle caregiving responsibilities with home and family life, they must somehow weave them into their daily work lives as well.

June 27, 2017

Caregiver Burnout: Four Ways Caregivers Can Increase Energy Through Food

You can find a lot of different advice on how to increase your energy through food, but health and fitness experts agree on one thing: fresh fruits and vegetables, drinking water and avoiding bad fat and sugar are the keys to good health and high energy.

May 22, 2017

Caregiver Burnout: How to Care for Yourself While Caring for Aging Parents

It may seem unrealistic to suggest that you care for yourself while caring for a senior loved one. However, if you want to remain well and continue your caregiving duties for the long-term, you really have no choice.

May 8, 2017

Caregiver Burnout: Four Ways Caregivers Can Become More Resilient

How do you build resilience? Very carefully. Perhaps the more relevant question is, can you build resilience? The answer is yes, you can, but it takes determination and a conscious approach to the process. It means putting yourself first at regular intervals while you are a caregiver and putting systems in place to help protect your own life.

May 4, 2017

New Study Shows Support Groups Can Help Alleviate Caregiver Burnout

Caregiver burnout is a problem, whether the caregivers are professionals or family members. Many caregivers experience multiple signs and symptoms of stress and burnout, and those symptoms can lead to problems in delivering care.

April 28, 2017

Fight Alzheimer’s Disease in Women and Win a Free Weekend of Respite Care

Finally, there’s a way to step up and take action against Alzheimer’s Disease. Maria Shriver, founder of The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement™ and Move for Minds, has created the second annual one day, eight city challenge at Equinox Health Clubs to raise money to fight Alzheimer’s and we’re honored to be a part of it.

April 25, 2017

Caregiver Burnout: 10 Ways to Manage Caregiver Stress

Caregiving can be highly stressful, exhausting and isolating. It is also essential to the health and well-being of someone you love who needs care.

March 29, 2017

5 Self-Care Habits to Prevent Caregiver Burnout

Being a caregiver is one of the most difficult things you will ever do. It is difficult physically, emotionally and mentally. Caring for a senior loved one who may be frail or losing their cognitive abilities is heart-wrenching, and the exhaustion that comes with 24/7 care doesn’t make it any easier.