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In the United States, anxiety and depression are the two most common mental conditions, but for caregivers, stress levels can be far more pronounced since often, the amount of hours and the demands imposed by caring in itself, can lead to self-neglect and fatigue. According to the 2015 report Caregiving in the U.S., approximately 43.5 […]

This is a great article from a Mother’s perspective on Developing Resilience as published in StrokeConnection newsletter. Click HERE

Caregiver burnout is the mental, emotional and physical exhaustion that caregivers can experience when they overextend themselves. This usually happens because they either don’t receive the assistance they need or try to do more than they’re able to on their own. Burnout may include a negative change in attitude, as well as fatigue, anxiety, stress […]

Caregivers feeling strained by their duties for a spouse were more likely to suffer strokes, a study found. Spousal caregivers who reported being under moderate or severe strain had a 5.1% rate of incident stroke, compared with 2.6% among propensity-matched people who were not caregivers (hazard ratio 1.958, 95% confidence interval 1.002-3.828), Sindhu Lakkur, PhD, […]

Family and other unpaid caregivers perform many activities on a regular basis as they help an older adult. These include making appointments, ordering and keeping track of medicines, assisting with personal care, shopping, doing housework, and providing transportation. Such caregivers play a crucial role in helping manage disabled adults, but are often invisible in the […]

Your ability to successfully juggle caregiving and a day job could depend on your boss. A 2014 survey conducted for the Families and Work Institute shows that half of those who left their jobs to provide elder care did so because their employers weren’t flexible enough to accommodate their dual responsibilities — say, by letting […]

Your ability to successfully juggle caregiving and a day job could depend on your boss. A 2014 survey conducted for the Families and Work Institute shows that half of those who left their jobs to provide elder care did so because their employers weren’t flexible enough to accommodate their dual responsibilities — say, by letting […]

New Infographic that breaks down the Anatomy of a Family Caregiver of terminally ill patients. Millions of family members are providing emotional and physical care to loved ones at home every day in America. If you’re one of them, you know all too well what this role involves. Take a look at our infographic to […]

Becoming a caregiver at age 28 forced Brian Baez to reevaluate his priorities and make changes to his life. He says he’s grateful for the lessons he’s learned along the way. A Loss for Words Baez sensed something was wrong with his husband, Jason Campbell, when he missed two of his lines as the two […]

Roughly one in 10 people will have a seizure within five years of surviving a stroke. Although most seizures have no long-term effects, they can be scary for both survivor and caregiver. If you are caring for a stroke survivor, here’s what you need to know. What is a Seizure? Click Here to read more.