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Stress Management for Caregivers

Posted by Americare Senior Living on Feb 15, 2016 8:30:00 AM

 No matter whom your elderly loved one is, taking care of that loved one can be stressful. When people get stressed, they react in different ways, which may materialize as tears, anger or neglect.

When caretakers let their stress get the best of them and don’t cope with it, this could worsen their loved ones’ dementia or at least prevent mental health improvement. According to a study by researchers at Utah State University (USU), the mental decline of those with dementia may slow by as much as 37 percent when their caregivers use positive coping strategies.

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Topics: safety, seniors, stress, tips for caregivers

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