Jan 06

Mitigating Rising Stress Among Caregivers

By MD for Seniors

The work that goes into being a primary caregiver for a sick or elderly family member is very difficult, and the number of Canadian caregivers feeling distressed, upset or even depressed has nearly doubled in the last few years.

According to the Huffington Post, 33 percent of folks who provided care for a loved one at home had feelings of depression, anger or anxiety in 2013-14, but in 2008-09, just 16 percent of caregivers reported those same feelings.

Recognizing how negative side effects may manifest themselves is important for identifying caregiver stress. There are also a number of ways to …read more

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