Caregiver Stress

Caregivers are famously generous with their time, energy, and love. But caregiver burnout is a reality for many. If you are experiencing caregiver fatigue, do not despair. There are many resources to help you manage caregiver stress, starting with ways to be a caregiver to yourself as well as others.

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Stress Busters for Caregivers

Before the daily demands of caregiving exact a toll on your well-being, consider these techniques to regroup and unwind.

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Caregiving and Its Rollercoaster Ride of Emotions

Once you acknowledge and accept your feelings, you can learn to channel them in positive ways.

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Caregivers: Guideposts Is Here for You

Read about our resources for taking care of yourself—as well as your loved ones.

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Restoring Peace and Happiness to Your Holidays Despite Covid Challenges

It’s easier to navigate the season when you lower expectations and understand your own needs.

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How to Care for Yourself While You Care for Your Loved Ones

It’s anything but selfish to take respite as a caregiver, especially during Covid-19.

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5 Tips to Adjust Your Expectations as a Caregiver

You can make life easier by accepting a more realistic version of your role.

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6 Ways to Cope with Caregiver Anger

Caring for a loved one can be difficult and frustrating at times. Here are some ways to productively deal with this difficult emotion.

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How Having a Caregiver for Your Loved One Can Help You Reclaim Your Sense of Self

Freeing up time to do what makes you feel happy and whole is important—especially now.

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How to Use Mindfulness to Reduce Caregiver Stress

An attitude of heightened awareness and focused attention can have great benefits.

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Are You Too Hard on Yourself as a Caregiver?

Check out these 8 tips—from a licensed clinical social worker—on how to overcome this common, self-defeating mindset.

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Simple Changes in Your Holiday Routine Can Ease Stress

Follow these tips for caregivers and families to have a more peaceful celebration. 

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When Retail Therapy Is Your Prescription for Stress

Caregiving can lead to emotional spending, but there are ways to manage your impulses.

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4 Ways to Reach Out When Family Members Are Angry

If family isn't helpful when you're caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's, written updates and a support group can make inroads.

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The Unique Challenges of the Male Caregiver

Men tend to internalize the caregiving experience, but support can make all the difference.

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Emily Norton Opens Up About Battling Depression as a Caregiver

Caring for her husband, who is quadriplegic, took a toll on her mental health.

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How Laura Story Found 'Blessings' in Caregiving

The singer shares how her husband’s brain tumor challenged—and ultimately strengthened—her faith.

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