Caregiver Stress

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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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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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A male caregiver with his father.

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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Taking Care of a Pet for a Loved One Has Hidden Benefits

Helping an older adult care for a pet may boost your own sense of well-being.

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Staying Positive While Dealing with the Challenges of Caregiving

B'ette Schalk shares how her faith and a grief support group helped her cope with the challenges she faced when her husband experienced deep depression and anxiety.

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How She Coped with Her Husband’s Depression

She watched—and grieved—as the man she loved fell into a cycle of anxiety and depression. Would she ever get him back?

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How to Handle the Stress of Caregiving

From reading a book to spending time with a pet, simple steps can help ease the stress of caring for a loved one.

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