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Caregiver Stress

In this video series, certified senior advisor Mary Alexander from Home Instead Senior Care talks about the stress of being a caregiver and ways to cope. This series is designed for anyone who is caring for an elderly person be it a parent, other relative or friend. The information in this video will introduce you to the extent of caregiver stress, signs that stress might be affecting you, dealing with special caregiving considerations and lastly providing you with tools and techniques to lessen stress and take care of yourself.

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Study Shows 'Sandwich Generation' Women Don't Know Where to Go For Help

It’s a three-way time pinch that leaves some mothers exhausted and feeling helpless: They have to work outside the home and take care of children and elderly parents. That’s when it’s time to call in reinforcements.

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Caregiving Load Can Become Heavy

Family caregivers should look for a regular break from assisting their senior loved ones so they’re not neglecting their own health. Build a network of resources such as family, friends and professional caregiving services like Home Instead Senior Care®, whose CAREGiversSM are equipped to step in and lend a helping hand whenever it’s needed.

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Managing the Stress of a Family Caregiver - Family Caregiver Webinar

In this family caregiver webinar, Dr. Amy D'Aprix discusses managing stress of family caregivers, from the perspective of a caregiver. 1/4 of adults in the U.S. are caregivers for their spouses or parents. While caregiving can be a rewarding experience, it can also cause tension in relationships and stress.

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4 Self-Care Tips for Caregivers of Cancer Patients

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In this video series, certified senior advisor Mary Alexander from Home Instead Senior Care® talks about how to balance work and in-home care. This video is designed for anyone who is caring for an elderly person be it a parent, other relative or friend. The information in this video will give you some tools to use in caregiving, at work, and for yourself in order to help you find balance in your life.

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Facing the Challenges of Being a Family Caregiver: Caregiver Stress (2 of 6)

In this video, certified senior advisor Mary Alexander from Home Instead Senior Care® talks about avoiding caregiver burnout. She shows stressed family members that they are not alone when it comes to facing the challenges of being a family caregiver.

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Signs of Stress: Caregiver Stress (3 of 6)

In this video, certified senior advisor Mary Alexander from Home Instead Senior Care discusses some of the physical and emotional signs that you might be overstressed.

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Caregiver Depression: Caregiver Stress (4 of 6)

In this video, certified senior advisor Mary Alexander from Home Instead Senior Care talks about symptoms of depression in family caregivers and offers six tips for coping -- such as setting reasonable goals and breaking large tasks into small ones.

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Dealing with Alzheimer's: Caregiver Stress (5 of 6)

In this video, certified senior advisor Mary Alexander from Home Instead Senior Care explains Alzheimer's and other dementia and offers specific techniques for coping with a loved one who has dementia.

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De-stress from Caregiving: Caregiver Stress (6 of 6)

This video gives you ways to unwind and cope, because taking care of yourself will allow you to be there for your senior loved one.

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